Cities & Culture

Felix Nussbaum House Osnabrück

This museum in Osnabrück in Lower Saxony is home to more than 200 paintings by Felix Nussbaum, making it the biggest collection of his artwork in the world. The German artist made a name for himself as a representative of the New Objectivity movement.

The Felix Nussbaum House in Osnabrück's museum district is home to the most extensive collection of artwork by Felix Nussbaum, an artist who was born in the city and murdered at Auschwitz at the age of 40. Nussbaum's art follows his childhood and teenage years as part of an upper-class Jewish family in Osnabrück, his emigration to Rome and Brussels and the time he spent hiding in constant fear of being found by the brutal Gestapo.

The permanent exhibition gives visitors plenty of chance to get to grips with the life and work of the artist as well as the history of the persecution and murder of the European Jews in Nazi Germany. At the Felix Nussbaum House, the architecture, the artist, his work and his life all interact with one another in a truly breathtaking way. The stunning museum building itself, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, "carries" the art, enhancing some of the themes and messages in Nussbaum's paintings. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday: 11 am–6 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–6 pm

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