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Arts and culture at the ECB

The European Union is home to a rich and varied array of cultures, made up of the traditions of the individual countries and regions. At the ECB we are committed to promoting this variety of arts and culture through our events and initiatives.

Explore our art collection with the new ECB Art App

You can download our free ECB Art App on your smartphone or tablet and check out the collection from the comfort of your own home. The app features information about a variety of artworks and architecture, plus exclusive behind the scenes videos and interviews with artists and ECB staff members.

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ECB art collection

Our art collection comprises around 480 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and art objects. It continues to grow, mainly through the acquisition of artworks from the “Contemporary art from the Member States of the European Union” annual exhibition series, which features a different country every year. The series aims to showcase the diverse range of each country’s artistic output and highlight some of the key ideas currently being discussed in the art world.

Since 2015, our collection has further expanded with acquisitions relating to specific themes. Over time, it has become a record that reflects on the developments in contemporary European art that have taken place since the 1990s.

Andy Warhol exhibition

We hosted an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s artworks and belongings at our main building from mid-December 2023 to late January 2024.

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