Strasbourg: Tomi Ungerer and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Tomi Ungerer is a French illustrator and writer born and bred in Strasbourg. He’s published over 140 books, from picture books, to more controversial adult work, as well work as political cartoonist. We went to visit the museum dedicated to his work and that of his contemporaries.

I enjoyed seeing his cartoons which included the Cathedral of Strasbourg as a motif. It made me think about the importance we place on symbols of the places to which we belong, and about the way culture is incorporated into society.

After lunch, we visited the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery at the other end of town, not to far from the station. We were well impressed with the large and diverse collection, ranging from early impressionism through to interactive works from 2014. So much so that we lost track of time and had to hurry to catch our train.

The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum peaks out over Le Barrage Vauban

The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum peaks out over Le Barrage Vauban

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