Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

With its wealth of famous paintings and sculptures dating from the 14th century to the present day, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is one of Germany’s most popular museums. Its main collection focuses on 20th century art. The permanent collection currently numbers around 800 artworks, while the Prints and Drawings Collection puts on special exhibitions showing works from its extensive body of 400,000 pieces. Around seven to eight exhibitions are staged annually, accompanied by a full programme of guided tours. In the collection exhibition rooms, works from different centuries enter into dialogue with one another as “guests”, and in doing so, open up new perspectives. Focal points are selected collection areas of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Aside from special exhibitions, the guest principle is also part of the “museum in motion” concept which envisages presenting works in alternating contexts. In this way, the museum becomes an art location in which works constantly enter into new dialogues with one another and the people viewing them.
Outstanding works of Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Beckmann, and modern works like the immense sculpture created by Richard Deacon (born 1949) are on exhibit. Incidentally, admission to the collection is free on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

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Richard Deacon, Red Sea Crossing, 2003 on loan from the Friends of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

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Mario Merz (1925–2003), Doppio Igloo/Doppel-Iglu, 1979, Glass, metal, clay, neon tubes, straw

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