Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History

Münster, Germany

The Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History (LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte) houses an sprawling collection of art from the medieval to modern periods. Besides an extensive collection ranging from spätgotik painting and sculpture to the Cranachs, the museum specializes in paintings from the Der Blau Reiter and Die Brücke movements, in particular works by August Macke.


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Founded: 1908
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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Verónica MORIN (13 months ago)
The LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur unites 1000 years of art, ranging from the early Middle Ages through to the present. In total the LWL-Museum’s collection comprises over 350 000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints, coins and objects as well as 135 000 books. About 1300 exhibits are on view in the new presentation of the collection. While exploring the 51 exhibition spaces, visitors encounter works of art by Heinrich Brabender, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Franz Marc, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Otto Piene, Gerhard Richter and Rosemarie Trockel, amongst many others. The museum’s roots lead back to the early 19th century: in 1825 the Verein für Geschichte und Altertumskunde Westfalens (Historical and Archaeological Society of Westphalia) began establishing a museum collection and concurrently, from 1836 onwards, the Westfälischer Kunstverein began running an art museum. The two collections were merged in 1908 as the new Landesmuseum für die Provinz Westfalen (Regional Museum for the Province of Westphalia).
Ilse Hankamp (16 months ago)
Information was extensive and also in English. Big collection which stretches over all time periods. Lots of space to walk, stand and sit.
Daniella H (3 years ago)
Flow was poor but collection was beautiful.
Kwin Draws (3 years ago)
Lots to see and English descriptions. We loved the Turner exhibition and the 18th century paintings in particular.
Hyunju Kkim (4 years ago)
Very nice Morden building and good collections and Exhibition.
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