Did you know that the house Joseph Kutter grew up in was just a few metres from the museum and that the painter’s obsession with portraits runs in the family? Another little-known fact is that Kutter’s cubist residence, considered avant-garde for its time, has just been restored and that the artist’s unique technique requires specific preservation methods.
To mark the success of our crowdfunding campaign Klammt mat d'an d'Course! and the acquisition of the iconic painting Le champion, the museum offers a fresh look at its collection by placing Kutter and his many faces at the centre of a new kind of retrospective. The exhibition curators, Lis Hausemer and Muriel Prieur, have opted for a deliberately reduced scenography, reinterpreting the museum's Kutter rooms to illustrate the context in which the painter lived and to give an insight into his creative universe through selected portraits. An exciting programme of events and activities also accompanies the exhibition.
Exhibition programme leaflet
Our curator Lis Hausemer presents an intriguing art historical analysis of Joseph Kutter's Champion. This work was created in the 1930s, a period during which the artist solidified his distinctive and highly personal expressionist style. Considered a key work by Kutter, the Champion is inseparable from the Nationalmusée um Fëschmaart. But what exactly makes the Champion so special, and why does it play such a crucial role in Kutter's overall body of work? This conference was organised as part of our crowdfunding campaign on 28 September 2023.