Mudam Akademie 2023/2024

Exploring themes from the beginning of Modern Art until today, Mudam Akademie’s programme is designed for a beginner audience wishing to acquire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary art. 

With a focus on the exhibitions currently on view, as well as select works from the Mudam Collection, this cycle of lectures offers a contextual understanding of the overarching trends, movements and themes of modern and contemporary art. 

Mudam Akademie is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Children, and Youth. 

Lecturer: Claude Moyen holds a PhD in Arts and teaches artistic education at the Lycée Classique in Diekirch, where he also coordinates the BTS Media Writing. Between 2006 and 2017, he was an educational advisor at Mudam. In 2010, he initiated Mudam Akademie, a cycle of lectures on modern and contemporary art history, which was the subject of the publication Eng Geschicht vun der Konscht vun haut (Éditions Mudam, 2010).  

Mudam Akademie Practical Information


Regular Lectures

Luxembourgish: 18h00 – 19h00

French: 19h30 – 20h30

Mudam Akademie Talk Sessions

French or English: 19h00 – 20h00

Within the framework of this new format, specialised guest lecturers are invited to elaborate a subject in connection to the larger themes addressed in the Mudam Akademie 2023/2024 in the format of a conversation. On evenings of the Mudam Akademie Talk Sessions, we will propose only one lecture that will take place from 7pm to 8pm. The Mudam Akademie Talks will take place in one language, which may vary from French to English depending on the speaker and the chosen theme. Information on the corresponding language will be communicated in advance on our website. 


Full cycle :


To audit a session: reservations required by e-mail to [email protected], subject to availability. Priority will be given to people enrolled in the full cycle. 


Cycle of 10 lectures

80€ Regular fee | 40€ Carte Mudam for 2 | 20€ Kulturpass

Auditors, price per session: 8€ | 4€ Carte Mudam for 2

Free for participants under 21 years of age



Session 1

Deep Deep Down

Mudam Collection



Session 2

After Laughter Comes Tears

Performance in modern and contemporary art



Session 3

After Laughter Comes Tears

The body in modern and contemporary art



Session 4

After Laughter Comes Tears

Time in modern and contemporary art 



Session 5

Mudam Akademie Talk

On Performance Art



Session 6

The Collective Laboratory

Collective art practices in contemporary art



Session 7

A Model: Prelude

The role of place in contemporary art 



Session 8

A Model

The importance of ‘year zero’ in modern and contemporary art



Session 9

A Model

The analog and digital in contemporary art 



Session 10

Final Session (working Title)

Mudam Akademie Talk



In the event of a class cancellation, one make-up session is scheduled for 17.07.2024.

Useful information


Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3 Park Dräi Eechelen


Zyklus von 10 Konferenzen: Normaler Preis, Cycle of 10 lectures: Regular Fee, Cycle de 10 sessions : Tarif normal 80 €
Zyklus von 10 Konferenzen: Carte Mudam à 2, Cycle of 10 lectures: Carte Mudam à 2, Cycle de 10 sessions : Carte Mudam à 2 40 €
Zyklus von 10 Konferenzen: Kulturpass, Cycle of 10 lectures: Kulturpass, Cycle de 10 sessions : Kulturpass 20 €
Einzelbesuch, Auditors, Auditeurs libres 8 €
Einzelbesuch: Carte Mudam à 2, Auditors: Carte Mudam à 2, Auditeurs libres : Carte Mudam à 2 4 €
– 21 Jahre, – 21 years, – 21 ans 0 €


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