German art, art museums and galleries

German art, German art museums, art galleries, attractions, listed by city and area


Dessau *

Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. Ballet, theatre, opera, puppets.

Bauhaus Dessau

Dessau tourist guide

Kurt Weill Festival

Deutsche Kultur International
German Culture International Portal for Foreign Relations. German language and literature at home and abroad. Exhibitions of German art worldwide and art from abroad in Germany. Support of artists in the fields of fine arts, music, dance and theatre

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin.
German Historical Museum, Berlin. Picture databases.

Documenta, Kassel.
Each documenta exhibition bears the very personal imprint of its curator´s ideas and personal concepts, thereby becoming not only a forum for current tendencies in contemporary art, but also an opportunity for the realisation of innovative and standard-setting new exhibition concepts.

Dortmund *

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Optik Art GmbH

Zimmermann & Heitmann GmbH

Modern Dance Center

Galerie Utermann Galerie für Graphik

ART-isotope, Galerie Schöber

Dresden *

See: Dresden art museums, art galleries, attractions and events

Düsseldorf *

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Modern and contemporary art.

Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Galerie Ludorff
Founded in 1975 Gallery Ludorff is one of the world’s leading art dealers in German Expressionism, German Impressionism as well as in Post War Abstraction and the work of selected contemporary artists.


Emden *

Kunsthalle in Emden

Essen *

Das Museum Folkwang

Red Dot Design Museum


Forum. Mercant Arts Kunstforum. 
Marketing for artists. Artists by name and region.

Frankfurt *

Bernd Slutzky Gallery
The gallery, founded in 1972, is considered one of the leading galleries in German artist-prints of the1960’s and 70’s.Artists include: Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Bayrle, KP Bremer, Konrad Lueg, Wolf Vostell.

Fotografie Forum International

Frankfurter Kunstverein

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt


Museum für Moderne Kunst

Kommunale Galerie im Leinwandhaus

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Städel Museum
Since its foundation, the Städel Museum, which has also accommodated the collection of the Städtische Galerie (municipal gallery) since 1907, has expanded its holdings continually by pursuing an active acquisition policy. Altogether the collection presently comprises some 2,700 paintings, 600 sculptures and more than 100,000 drawings and prints.

Stadtische Galerie

Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule

Freiburg *

Kunstverein Freiburg
The Kunstverein e.V. was established in 1827 and thus numbers among the oldest Kunstvereine (art associations) in Germany. The history of its programs during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reads like a “Who’s Who” of classic modernism, and since 1950 the Kunstverein Freiburg has developed into an institution, esteemed both nationally and internationally, which focuses exclusively on current tendencies in contemporary art.


Galleries/gallery directories *

Art galleries in Germany, a directory from DMOZ.

Contemporary art galleries in Germany. Wikipedia entries.


Goethe Institute. Goethe-Institut
German Goethe Institute site, with link index to Goethe Institute sites throughout the world.


Hamburg *

Art galleries in Hamburg, a guide from Artforum.

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Bucerius Kunst Forum

Deichtorhallen Hamburg (House of Photography)
One of Europe’s largest art centers for contemporary art and photography.

The Erotic Art Museum

Altonaer Museum

Galerie Borchardt

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Hannover *

Sprengel Museum, Hannover.

Tanz Art

Haus der Kunst. State Gallery of Modern Art, Munich/München. Kulturserver
A culture portal.


Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.FA. 
Cultures in Dialogue.The task of the ifa, a mediator of German foreign cultural policy on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, is the fostering of cross-cultural understanding through international co-operation in all aspects of culture, and the furtherance of peace. The primary activities of the ifa are worldwide touring exhibitions of German art, exhibitions of artists from developing and transforming countries in the ifa galleries in Stuttgart und Berlin and the organising of international symposia. The ifa is supported financially by the Federal Foreign Office, The State of Baden-Wurttemberg and its capital, the City of Stuttgart.

Journals *

Texte Zur Kunst
Texte zur Kunst stands for controversial discussions and contributions by internationally leading writers on contemporary art and culture. Alongside ground-breaking essays the quarterly magazine, founded in Cologne in 1990 by Stefan Germer (†) and Isabelle Graw and published in Berlin since 2000, offers interviews, roundtable discussions and extensive reviews on art, film, music, market and fashion as well as on art history, theory and cultural politics.


Kuensnternet. International artists forum. 
Ein internationales Künstlernetz in Deutschland.

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Kunstmuseum Bonn

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburgh

Kunstverein Freiburg
The Kunstverein e.V. was established in 1827 and thus numbers among the oldest Kunstvereine (art associations) in Germany. The history of its programs during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reads like a “Who’s Who” of classic modernism.


Leipzig *

See: Leipzig art museums, galleries and attractions

Leipzig. Official tourist and information site for Leipzig.

Leipzig Online


Munich, Bavaria *

Munich Artists
A website showcasing contemporary Munich artists.

Hypo Foundation for Culture. Munich. Kunsthalle Munich

Munich Kunstverein

Münchner Stadtmuseum

Munich museums, art museums, places of interest.

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

Alte Pinakothek

Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universitat

Bavarian National Museum

The Goetz Collection
The Goetz Collection is a renowned collection of contemporary art.

Haus der Kunst

Kunsthalle Munchen der Hypo-Kulturstiftung


The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and the Kunstbau are the exhibition venues of an internationally renowned municipal museum in Munich that brings the presentation of art and the discourse around it together in a fruitful and distinctive synthesis.

The Blue Rider (Blauer Reiter) Collection

Museum Villa Stuck

Neue Pinakothek

Pinakothek der Moderne


Museums, galleries *

Art Museums in Germany, a guide to websites.

Art museums and galleries in Germany. Wikipedia entries.

Museums in Germany
WebMuseen, a museums internet portal. Museums by region, museum organizations.

Institut für Museumsforschung.Research Projects and Collaborative Ventures, Institute for Museum Research.


Nürnberg, Nuremberg *

Kunsthalle Nürnberg

Albrecht Durer’s House

Kunsthalle Nurnberg

Museum Tucher Mansion

Neues Museum


Renaissance artists. Artists of the Northern Renaissance.

Research links to German artists, from Albrecht Altdorfer,Oscar Bluemner to Bernhard Strigel.
Virtuology, a virtual education project.


Sachsen-Anhalt. Museums, galleries, palaces and castles.

Schleswig-Holstein *

Museen in Schelswig-Holstein (museums)

Stuttgart *

Institut für Auslands-beziehungen. Centre for German cultural exchange.

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Stuttgart. Artists and galleries of Stuttgart.


VG Bild-Kunst


Weimar/The Weimar Republic *

Stiftung Weimarer Klassik und Kunstsammlungen.

Stiftung Weimarer Klassik. Weimar historical gardens and houses, Goethe archives. 

Kunst and Kulture, 1918-1933


Die Zeit

ZKM, Karlsruhe. Centre for Art and Media Technology