Institute of Art and Municipal Gallery
museum was founded in 1816 as a result of a donation made
by banker and art collector Johann Friedrich Städel.
His fortune and art collection were used to start off an art
school, institute and museum. The museum holds an important
European art collection, including works created between the
14th and 20th Centuries. In 1907 the City Gallery was founded
by the Municipality of Frankfurt, which is actually a part
of the Städel Institute of Art and which focuses primarily
on modern and contemporary art.
situated on the Museum Embankment - Museumsufer -,
has continually grown from the very beginning and today boasts
a world-class art collection. The Städel Art Institute
comprises three sectors in its building as well as a sculpture
In the old section,
the Old Masters collection can be found. In the new section
on the other hand, works from the 19th and 20th Centuries
are being exposed. Since 1990, the so-called New Wing has
modern and contemporary art on display. Interesting exhibitions
are shown regularly at the exhibition salon on Holbein Street.
Due to the fact
that Städel's graphic collection has over 100,000 works
on paper, it is one of the most revealing of his style. Some
of the unique works belong to German and Italian artists from
the late Gothic period and from the Renaissance, to French
artists from the 18th Century, to German artists from the
19th Century and especially from the expressionist movement.
Due to names such as Kirchner o Beckmann the Institute's graphic
collection is recognized on a world wide level.
Frankfurt am Main
While learning German with our German
Language Courses in Frankfurt you’ll have plenty
of opportunities to marvel at the various collections on display
in this museum.
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