museum Lyonel Feininger. world heritage city Quedlinburg
The museum Lyonel Feininger is a museum and exhibition house for 20th century and contemporary art. It is dedicated to the work of Lyonel Feininger and has one of the world’s most important holdings of Feininger’s prints with the collection of the Bauhaus architect and Quedlinburger Dr. Hermann Klumpp, which is on permanent loan in the museum Lyonel Feininger. The museum is part of the Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt and is one of the “cultural lighthouses” in the new federal states.
Numerous watercolours and drawings, as well as some photographs and objects by Feininger’s hand, enrich the collection. In addition to a unique number of early paintings, the collection includes the “Self-Picture with Clay Pipe” from 1910 and the main work “Vollersroda I”, inspired by Cubism.
The collection is complemented by works by other classical modernist artists, including Lovis Corinth, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Emil Nolde. Special mention should be made of the permanent loans of the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz since 2005. In addition, the house has a rich stock of prints from the GDR period.
The museum Lyonel Feininger, opened in 1986 and expanded in 1997 by a new building, offers a charming contrast to Quedlinburg’s predominantly medieval old town, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. In 2013, the museum complex was expanded to include the lavishly renovated half-timbered building Schlossberg 11 and a newly built side wing, thus adding additional exhibition space and a studio for art education.
The German-American painter and graphic designer Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) counts as one of the most important representatives of “Classical Modernism. ” The collection in Quedlinburg is the most extensive closed collection of prints by this artist in Europe. It includes works from the years 1906 to 1955. The gallery presents Feininger’s works according to chronological, thematic or stylistic points of view and at the same time relates them to their intellectual and art-historical surroundings.
The current information can be found directly on the museum´s website.
available on request
- adults: 9.00 €
- reduced: 6.00 € (students, severely disabled persons, holders of the social and family passport Harz upon presentation of a valid ID)
- children and teens up to the age of 18: free entry
The museum is barrier-free.