Morsbroich Museum

Leverkusen, Germany

The Museum Morsbroich is a former Baroque castle, now a municipal museum for the exhibition of modern and contemporary art. It also provides the setting for theatrical productions and other cultural events under the title 'Morsbroich Summer'.

In 1948 the castle was leased to the city of Leverkusen. Since 1951 it is used as an exhibition space. In 1974 it was sold to the city of Leverkusen and subsequently renovated in order to permanently function as the city's museum of modern art.

The Museum Morsbroich was the first museum in North Rhine-Westphalia explicitly exhibiting works by famous international post-war painters, sculptors and installation artists. It presented artists such as Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol and Robert Motherwell. During the last 50 years it collected 400 paintings and sculptures and 5000 prints by contemporary artists.

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Founded: 18th century
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Jan Stewe (2 years ago)
Phenomenal art exhibition of local and international artists alike, on multiple levels, inside a nice building, surrounded by a small park.
Maxim Falchenko (2 years ago)
Nice place, but small park
Torsten Knöfel (FastScorpion) (3 years ago)
You can get married there. Very nice and picturesque place.
Jurate Baltus (3 years ago)
Very interesting and beautiful.
Annabel Chapman (4 years ago)
Museum was closed but the grounds were lovely, with a fun fountain. Free to wonder around
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