Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
At a national and international level, the exhibitions of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt have an excellent reputation. Whether it’s renaissance or baroque, art of the 19th century or classical modern: on an area of more than 2000 square metres, the Schirn presents aspects of important artistic works, overall trends and also topics discussed in society.
The Schirn works closely together with renowned museums and collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Liverpool and the Eremitage in St. Petersburg. This makes it possible to hold large overview exhibitions such as on the Viennese Jugendstil, on photography, on current positions in sound art or on topics such as art and consumption or art in Stalin’s time. Retrospectives, such as those on Edvard Munch, Jeff Koons, Gustave Courbet, Yoko Ono, Théodore Géricault, Philip Guston, Helene Schjerfbeck, Ulay, Alberto Giacometti and Bruce Nauman or René Magritte were very popular with the public.
The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt sees itself as a place of discovery and as a mirror of society. It also forges new paths in the communication of art. In addition to readings, tours and lectures for adults, it also offers, in particular, events for children aged six and up that make it possible to get closer to artists and their works in a scientific, entertaining and creative way.