Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday and public holidays, 10-18.00
Tel. +49(0)341 216 99 0
Fax +49(0)341 216 99 999
5 € (concessions 3.50 €)
6-8 € (concessions 4-5.50 €)
8-11 € (concessions 5.50-7 €)
40 € (concessions 28 €)
Second Wednesday of every year month free!
Museum der bildenden Künste
The Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig) is one of the most important collections in Germany to have been developed on the basis of a citizens' initiative. The collection’s new home was designed by the Berlin architectural practice Hufnagel, Pütz and Rafaelian and opened in 2004. It was the first major new museum building to be built in the Eastern part of Germany since 1945. The presentation of the collection of painting and sculpture is spread across three storeys, and there is also an area for temporary exhibitions. The collections comprise late medieval to contemporary painting as well as sculpture and a significant collection of works on paper. German painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Dutch painting of the seventeenth century, Italian Baroque drawings and nineteenth-century German art are among the collection’s main strengths. Diverse facets of East German art are also well documented, with a focus on the Leipziger Schule (school of Leipzig). The Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (Museum of Fine Arts) also offers a vibrant location for contemporary art – and not just for the Neue Leipziger Schule (new school of Leipzig).