Background

In 2005 the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart opened in a spectacular new building on the Schlossplatz in the heart of the city. With its conspicuous glass cube and its two exhibition levels fitted into an inoperative tunnel system, the museum has an exhibition space of over 5,000 square meters. Presented here, in addition to two to three large special exhibitions annually, are the highlights of the municipal art collection.

On view in the presentation of the collection will be acquisitions of the museum and permanent loans from private collectors that have been secured for the Kunstmuseum in recent years, as well as previously seldom or never before exhibited pieces from the over 15,000 works in the rich holdings of the collection.

On display are currently works by artists such as Otto Dix, Willi Baumeister, Fritz Winter, Wolfgang Laib, Ben Willikens, Joseph Kosuth, Michel Majerus, Haegue Yang, Thomas Grünfeld and Josephine Meckseper. Moreover, a central thematic section, which extends through several rooms, is dedicated to the development of nonrepresentational painting since the 1950s, represented by the painting of the Informel, Concrete Art, and abstraction in general.

Public guided tours through the collection on Saturdays at 3 p.m. (in German)

 

Private tours are available in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Information and booking:

fuehrung@kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de / +49 (0)711/216 196 25

Bild: 360_Kosuth_Neon_288296.jpg
Joseph Kosuth, Neon, 1965, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017