December 6, 2023


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8 of the Best Contemporary Art Exhibitions in Germany

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Not to underestimate your intellectual ability, I find it important to define ‘contemporary art’ just in case some of our readers do not understand the whole point of contemporary art.

Contemporary art is a diverse expression of works of creativity done today by living artists. It is the art created between the later half of the 20th century and the 21st century.

It may be in the form of painting, architecture, literature, sculptures, cinemas, or music.

Being a country with rich history, Germany is not new to the world of contemporary art. A visit here cannot end without touring some of the best art exhibitions. 

Since everything is available digitally, you can buy all your tickets to museums and exhibitions online. However, just like many online stores, you first have to certain of the legitimacy of the store you want to buy from. 

Visit to find all the customer feedback on Germany’s online stores such as Alternate.

In this article, I shall give you insights into some of the best contemporary Museums in Germany. 

Let’s have a look;   

  1. Museum Folkwang, Essen

There is no better way to start my list than with the first-ever established contemporary museum not just in Germany but in entire Europe. 

The Folkwang museum was established in the year 1902 and has since then remained one of the most prominent museums in the world. 

It has a collection of both classical and modern art. 

  1.  Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Second on my list is the iconic Deichtorhallen. On your visit to Hamburg, you must ensure to make a stop and visit the Deichtorhallen museum.  

It is one of, if not, the largest contemporary art in Europe. It is also among Germany’s museums that attract the most number of tourists yearly. 

One of the things that make this museum so outstanding is its combination of photography work as well as architecture. 

The Art Gallery is in itself is a one-of-a-kind architectural design.  

  1. Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich

Founded just about 5 years ago the MUCA museum is one of the most contemporary art museums in Germany.

The museum has a collection of art made in the 21st century. The most impressive part of these all is the street art representing the Urban culture.  

  1. Goetz Collection (Sammlung Goetz), Munich

It is most certainly expensive to fund a contemporary art museum that is why most of this kind of museums or public or belong to the government.

However, the Goetz Collection (Sammlung Goetz) is a private collecting art gallery that showcase contemporary pieces of art. 

The owner and the founder of the Museam is the German curator, Ingvild Goetz.

In terms of size, it is not the largest there is. nonetheless, it contains more than 5,000 pieces of art much of it that were collected in the 21st century. 

  1. The Camera Work Photo Gallery, Berlin

There’s nothing further that can define photographic art other than the exhibitions in this museum in Berlin.

It has a collection of exquisite photographs from renowned photographers and a wide range of art-house films.

This contemporary art museum was founded in the year 2001. It not only showcases magnificent photographs but paintings and sculptures as well.

  1. The Berlinische Galerie (Berlin) 

It shall never be a tour to Berlin without visiting the gallery of Benin. 

This is one of the largest modern art galleries in Germany. 

It is a collecting institution and has at dating back to the 20th century as well as recent more modern pieces of work.

Some of the art it showcases are from within Germany while others were collected from different countries. 

  1. Haus der Kunst, Munich 

This is yet another contemporary art museum in Munich.

The museum building was constructed in the year 1933 and it was used to showcase pieces of art relating to the Nazi party. 

Unlike many museums in Germany, Haus der Kunst does not collect works of art. 

Currently, it is used to showcase temporary exhibitions and a range of modern and contemporary art.

  1. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

It was design and wheels in 1983 and it’s official opening was in the year 1986. 

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has a collection of modern and contemporary art.

Some of the renowned contemporary artists that have their work exhibited in the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt are; Jeff Looks, George’s Seurat, Peter Doing, and Yves Klein, among others. | Newsphere by AF themes.