Städel Museum extension opens

The new extension at the Städel Museum, one of many museums along the banks of the Main in Frankfurt, officially opens on 22 February 2012 at 6.30pm (dpa). The additional 3,000 square metres of exhibition space will be used to display around 300 works of contemporary art. This means that all areas of the Städel Museum are now fully accessible again as more than 700 years of art are presented in a new context. On the weekend of 25 and 26 February 2012, admission to this exceptional building and its collections and exhibitions is free.