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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Daniel P. (10 months ago)
This is quite a large museum. There are many excellent pieces of work to admire. I loved their impressionist paintings. I even got a very generous glass of white wine at the cafeteria. I recommend this museum.
Ruu Senata (11 months ago)
Splendid. Amazing experience. Was really moved. A day isn't enough to marvel all these wonderful masterpieces!! The drawings are magnificent and the feeling you got is really a museum. There's a selection of art types they're offering and I find these worthy of visit. 10/10 will go there again because I haven't had enough!
Dragoș Pop (16 months ago)
I love the selection of paintings and the way the gallery is organized. The contemporary art section was particularly impressive while I find that it has more of a message. I have taken some pictures but I feel that posting them here would rob people of experiencing it first hand.
Fiona Wong (16 months ago)
Loved it! You could easily spend 2 hours here just going through different rooms. It was a rainy day in Hamburg and this was the perfect place to be!
Fiona W (16 months ago)
Loved it! You could easily spend 2 hours here just going through different rooms. It was a rainy day in Hamburg and this was the perfect place to be!
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