Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
06108 Halle (Saale)
Monday – Sunday and public holidays, 10-18.00
Tel. +49 (0)345 212 59 70 / 53
Fax +49 (0)345 202 99 90
DBahn – Kunstmuseum Moritzburg
The art museum is housed in a castle from the late fifteenth century, which once served as the residence of the Magdeburg archbishops. The Moritzburg was largely destroyed during the Thirty Years War; around 1900, it was converted into a museum. In 2008, the Spanish architectural practice Nieto Sobejano completed a contemporary addition to the existing architecture: a modern roof structure now spans the castle’s historical west and north wings. The new exhibition space is used to show the Moritzburg Foundation's quality collection of classical modernism, which includes several paintings from Lyonel Feininger's 'Halle' series, German Expressionism (Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter), Constructivism (El Lissitzky) and the New Objectivity; the collection is complemented by the Hermann Gerlinger collection, which features works by painters of the Die Brücke group and is on permanent loan to the museum. The permanent exhibition in the museum addition continues with post-war to contemporary art; the nineteenth-century pioneers of modern art are presented in the historic south wing and medieval wooden sculpture is presented in the castle's Gothic vaulted chamber.