Cities & Culture

Städel Institute of Art and Municipal Gallery Frankfurt am Main

The Städel is one of the institutions along Frankfurt's Museum Embankment. It is regarded as one of the world's leading art museums, showcasing paintings from seven centuries and an exquisite collection of sculptures.

This museum of global renown was founded in 1815 as a civic foundation and is now one of Germany's oldest leading museum foundations. Works by van Eyck, Botticelli, Dürer, Cranach, Holbein, Rembrandt and Vermeer are amongst the highlights of the Old Masters collection. The Städel Museum provides a fascinating overview of eminent Impressionists, such as Monet, Renoir and Degas, Expressionists, such as Kirchner, Beckmann, Marc and Macke, and key figures in Classical Modernism, such as Picasso, Klee and Dix.

The museum is also home to a spectacular underground extension with a massive exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art. Outstanding prints and drawings from the Graphic Art Collection are also put on show as part of temporary exhibitions and the foundation is known worldwide for its wonderful special displays. The Städel's collection comprises some 3,000 paintings, 600 sculptures, more than 4,000 photographs and more than 100,000 drawings and prints.

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