Kunsthalle Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

The Hamburg Kunsthalle is one of the largest art museums in the Germany. The Kunsthalle has its origins in 1849. The collection grew quickly, and it soon became necessary to provide a building. The original red brick Kunsthalle was built from 1863 to 1869, designed by architects Georg Theodor Schirrmacher and Hermann von der Hude, and financed largely through private donations. The first director became the art historian and educator Alfred Lichtwark (1852–1914). His successor during the interwar period was Gustav Pauli, who also oversaw the completion of the Kuppelsaal (domed-hall) extension, the Kunsthalle's first annex, designed by Fritz Schumacher and erected between 1914 and 1921.

The Kunsthalle is divided into four different sections: the Gallery of Old Masters, the Gallery of 19th-century Art, the Gallery of Classical Modernism and the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

The highlights of the collection include the medieval alters of Master Bertram and Master Francke, 17th-century Dutch paintings, works of early to mid 19th century German Romanticism, and collections of impressionism and classic modernism. The Kunsthalle Museum is also known for its international contemporary art collections and exhibitions, which include post-1950 Pop Art, conceptual art, video art and photography.

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Founded: 1849
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Jaqueline C. Acosta (13 months ago)
So many beautiful paintings, inspiring art.
hI Chrystal (13 months ago)
One of the lady with midum short brown hair in the reception was very unfriendly. We bought the museum tickets from the link provided by google map. It's definitely official and real tickets. However, the lady in the reception told us that she has never saw such kind of tickets in her life, and she refused to let us enter the museum. We asked her to try to scan the QR code of our tickets but she rejected our requirement again (?). Then we asked to return the money back if we cannot enter the museum and she said NO again! What a brilliant service! The employee has 0% knowledge of with which supplies the museum is working and claim that our tickets are fake even though we bought via Google map!
Tante Ema (13 months ago)
Good art museum, worth a visit. The contemporary art areas are quite interesting.
Daniele Sironi (13 months ago)
Nice museum, consider at least 4h for visit the 2 buildings
Nino Kotishadze (14 months ago)
The best museum in Hamburg, very nice permanent collections. You can spend hours there
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