Cities & Culture
Bonn Museum of Art
The Bonn Museum of Art is a major museum dedicated to contemporary art that is highly regarded across the whole of Germany. 9,000 works of art are housed in the building designed by Berlin architect Axel Schultes.
The building that was designed from scratch in 1992 is still regarded as one of Germany's most significant museum buildings to this day. The museum's main attractions undoubtedly include the central exhibition on August Macke, artwork by the Rhineland Expressionists and the significant collection of German art from after 1945 with a focus on painting and its extensive range of visual forms of expression.
Big names on the global art scene have contributed to the top-class collection. The works include Multiples by Joseph Beuys as part of the Ulbricht Collection and series of works by Georg Baselitz, Gotthard Graubner, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Palermo, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Ulrich Rückriem. The Bonn Museum of Art also has an extensive collection of international prints and drawings and an excellent range of artist videos. Since 2004, the Bonn Museum of Art has also been home to the Videonale Association, which organises the international "Videonale" video art festival every two years. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am–6 pm, Wednesday: 11 am–9 pm