Stuttgart museums

Here you will find a list of the most famous museums in Stuttgart. But there is much more. If you are looking for a museum or an exhibition on unusual topics such as pig museum, tram museum, fire brigade, viticulture or other unusual topics, take a look here: Wikipedia: List of museums in Stuttgart
  • The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart dates back to its foundation in 1843 and shows 12,000 square metres of painting from the end of the Middle Ages and sculptures from the 19th century onwards. It houses around 5,500 paintings and sculptures and also has an extensive graphic collection with around 400,000 works. The main focus of the collection is on Classical Modernism with works between 1900 and 1980. A room still furnished by the artist himself is available for the works of Joseph Beuys.

    Regular special themed shows make the museum a rewarding destination for art lovers.

    The extension, the Neue Staatsgalerie, opened in 1984 and was designed by architect James Stirling. At the time, its monumental design and the use of many quotes from the history of architecture triggered strong controversy. The design was also internationally recognized and is today considered a masterpiece of postmodern architecture in Germany.

    The museum is open daily except Mondays,

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  • The Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart was founded in 1827 and, as the name suggests, is an association of members interested in art including own studios and an exhibition space. About four exhibitions and over a hundred events take place annually. Here, art is defined in a somewhat broader sense and includes guided tours, discussions and lectures.

    The Württembergischer Kunstverein does not have its own collection and is therefore able to set its priorities in a topical and free way. It sees itself as "a place for a sustained and differentiated examination of the socio-political contexts and potential of contemporary art. Together with international curators and artists, it also sharpens the view for non-Western positions".

    There is no dogmatic limitation to methods or practices. The focus is on contemporary art, the programme is described as transcultural and transdisciplinary.
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  • The ' Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen in Stuttgart' (= Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) is committed to a peaceful and enriching coexistence of peoples, states and religions. It regards cultural and artistic exchange as an important means to this end. The ifa sees young people, cultural workers and scientists as its main target group.

    Accordingly, ifa regularly organizes exhibitions of fine art, design and architecture worldwide. The topics can be wide-ranging, for example from the history of the Bauhaus movement to contemporary photography.

    In Stuttgart, ifa operates its own exhibition space for this purpose. The current exhibitions of the ifa-Galerie Stuttgart can be found on the homepage.

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