VON UND MIT   BUCERIUS KUNST FORUM / DEICHTORHALLEN HAMBURG / HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE / KUNSTVEREIN IN HAMBURG / MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE HAMBURG

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Exhibitions

Consistant. Controversial. New.
Insights into 150 Years

23.08. – 10.11.19

The Hamburger Kunsthalle, one of Germany's major art museums, will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019 with a large-scale, multifaceted exhibition. The original museum building, located between the main railway station and the Alster, was opened on the 30th of August 1869. The imposing building formed a new and worthy setting for the »Städtische Gemälde-Galerie« (Municipal Paintings Gallery), which had been open to the public since 1850 thanks to the commitment of Hamburg citizens.

The exhibition takes a fresh look at the museum and its collection, telling stories that have never been heard before. The main tasks of the museum, then as now, will be spotlighted: exhibiting, collecting, communication and education, conservation and research. How is a collection amassed? Why are certain works exhibited while others remain hidden in storage? How public is the museum? What do we know about the origin, meaning and condition of the works of art there?

Looking back over 150 years of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, various historical perspectives on these museum tasks will be examined. Paintings, drawings and works of graphic art as well as newly researched archival material, photographs, and film and newspaper reports will be used to illustrate high points for the museum but also some more difficult phases in the history of this tradition-steeped institution. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of impressions from the colourful history of a museum that has been going strong for 150 years.

Sponsored by: Hubertus Wald Stiftung, Freunde der Kunsthalle e. V., Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg

 

 

Image 1: Original building of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, before 1889, Photo: Hermann Priester, © Hamburger Kunsthalle
Image 2:Historical postcard Gruß aus Hamburg. Die besten Wünsche zum Neuen Jahre. Kunsthalle und Alsterbassin, Series A N°1, Kunstverlags-Anstalt, Röpke & Woortman Hamburg, ca. 1900, © Hamburger Kunsthalle
Image 3: Historical postcard Kunsthalle am Hauptbahnhof, after 1919, Photo: unknown, © Hamburger Kunsthalle
Image 4: View of the permanent collection: Collection of Hamburg Masters from the 15th to 18th century, 1898, Photo: unknown, © Hamburger Kunsthalle
Image 5: View of the permanent collection: Collection of hamburg Masters from the 15th to 18th century, 1918, Photo: unknown, © Hamburger Kunsthalle

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OPENING HOURS:

Tuesday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 
before holidays – 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Monday – closed

Contact:

Glockengießerwall 5,
20095 Hamburg
+49 40 428 13 12 00
info@hamburger-kunsthalle.de
hamburger-kunsthalle.de
 

GUIDED TOURS:

Tuesday – 11 a.m.
Wednesday – 12 a.m.
Thursday – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. 
Sunday – 12 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Further Information

Getting there:

U/S Hauptbahnhof
Bus 112 Kunsthalle

Use the journey planner of the Hamburg Transport Association, if you would like to use means of public transportation.

HVV JOURNEY PLANNER

Many hire stations for city bikes on the Kunstmeile offer facilities round the clock for hiring and returning a StadtRAD.

STADTRAD-PORTAL