Museums are unique because of their own collections and meeting the challenges of presenting them adequately, while also being responsible for research on art and educating the public. Additionally they must see to the preservation and maintenance of the collections as well as their expansion and growth. Besides the organization and realization of exciting special exhibitions, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart likewise places great value on fulfilling the multitude of tasks involved in a collection that comprises over 15,000 artworks. Very recently a catalogue of the Kunstmuseum’s holdings in concrete art was published. Also the Baumeister Archive in the Kunstmuseum regularly publishes on this significant Stuttgart artist. At the same time, effective art education plays a prominent role: through numerous programs for children, teenagers, families and seniors, the museum offers an well-guided approach to its art works.
»The city, its residents, its museum – the art metropolis Stuttgart suddenly seems to have woken up. And the new museum was the alarm clock. Perhaps we will now say in the future: Don’t forget to go to the Kunstmuseum when you visit Stuttgart ... We have the strong suspicion that here things are really happening at last.«
Comment by Thomas Wagner, former head of the arts pages in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung« on the opening of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart on March 5, 2005