Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität
It has long been ignored that the Rhine-Main region also has a diverse cultural landscape. The goal of the MUSEUM GIERSCH der Goethe-Universität is to present it and explore it. It clears away the preconception that regional art is inferior or meaningless. Instead, it seeks to promote the awareness of local roots. The institution’s scope therefore encompasses all genres, although its focus is on painting from the 19th century and early 20th century. The supporting organisation for the institution, which was opened on Schaumainkai in the year 2000, is the private GIERSCH FOUNDATION (STIFTUNG GIERSCH). The museum resides in an elaborately renovated neoclassical villa owned by the Holzmann family of entrepreneurs.
The ground floor is reserved for a permanent exhibition. On the three remaining floors the museum features temporary exhibitions on painting under the title “The Artistic Landscape of the Rhine-Main Region”. They only honour artists who are connected with the region through birth, place of residence, education, and teaching or exhibition activity. Guided tours, courses, publications and a series of lectures round off the programme. The first floor of the building can also be rented for business or private functions. The refined ambience of the rooms provides an exceptional setting for readings, conferences, celebration dinners or receptions.