Explore Bremen: The Kunsthalle

Explore Bremen: The Kunsthalle

Bremen's Kunsthalle is a museum of modern and contemporary art. On the "Culture Mile," it is near to Bremen's Old Town. The Kunsthalle was established in 1849 and enlarged by architect Eduard Gildemeister in 1902. It has since been expanded multiple times, most recently in 2011.

The building has been a Kulturdenkmal on Germany's architectural heritage list since 1977. The museum houses a collection of European paintings from the 14th to the 21st centuries, sculptures from the 16th to the 21st centuries, and a collection of new media. French and German paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, including key pieces by Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne, as well as noteworthy works by Lovis Corinth, Max Liebermann, Max Beckmann, and Paula Modersohn-Becker, are among the highlights. John Cage, Otto Piene, Peter Campus, Olafur Eliasson, and Nam June Paik are among the artists included in the New Media section. The Department of Prints and Drawings comprises 220,000 sheets from the 15th to the 20th centuries, making it one of Europe's greatest collections.

The Kunsthalle Bremen is operated by the non-profit Bremen Art Society, making it the only German museum with an extensive art collection from the 14th to 21st centuries which is still in private ownership The Kunsthalle, located in the center of Bremen's Old Town, opened in 1849 and contains numerous fine 17thcentury Dutch paintings, as well as many old German masters dating as far back as the 14th century.

Other highlights include its collection of French and Dutch paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries, works by painters from the famous Worpswede artists' colony, and more than 220,000 drawings and prints, one of the largest such collections in Europe.

The museum also has a significant collection of noteworthy sculptures as well as a collection of contemporary media works. There are English-language guided and audio tours available, as well as an on-site first-class restaurant with a terrace.

The Weserburg gallery should be added to the itinerary of modern art enthusiasts. One of the country's largest modern art galleries, it features often changing displays of artwork from all over the world.

Address: Am Wall 207, 28195, Bremen Official site: www.kunsthalle-bremen.de/e



Explore Bremen: The Kunsthalle