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Kunsthalle Mannheim

Built for the 300th city anniversary and inaugurated in 1909 as a museum, the Kunsthalle Mannheim is one of is one of Germany's most renowned civic collections. Under the second director of the Kunsthalle Gustav Friedrich Hartlaub (1884 – 1963) art history was written in Mannheim. In 1925 he initiated under the title “The New Objektivity” a groundbreaking exhibition of after-expressionistic works and thus established a notion that should give its name to a whole style. Besides art of the German and French Impressionism, Expressionism and the French and German Informal, provides the Sculpture Collection of Mannheim – amazingly, complex and full of great individual pieces – a remarkable picture of the sculptors art of the modern age to the 21st Century.

Currently there are signs of change: Until 2017 the Foundation Kunsthalle Mannheim will construct a new building at the old spot at Friedrichsplatz. After a detailed phase of competition, the decision was made for the design of the internationally operating firm of architects Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). Grand Opening of the Kunsthalle Mannheims new building is on June 1, 2018.
Neubau © HG Esch
© HG Esch
© Rainer Diehl
Suitable for families
Opening hours
Open all year
Tuesday: 10:00-18:00
Wednesday: 10:00-18:00
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
+49 621 293 64 23

49.482898, 8.475486