• Walter Stöhrer, Black Man (Detail). Foto: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert)
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  •  Angela Glajcar, Terforation 2.0, 2017, Museum Wiesbaden. Foto: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert
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Collection Presentation Art

Collection Presentation Art

The art collections range from the 12th century to the present. Divided into the sections Old Masters, Art Nouveau, Classic Modern, and Modern and Contemporary, you will get a first insight here.

Old Masters

The collection of Old Masters includes works from the 12th to the 18th century and includes religious and Italian art as well as paintings from the Golden Age of 17th century Dutch painting. The presentation of the Old Masters is based on thematic rooms in which visitors can experience representations arranged by genre. In order to illustrate the topicality within these respective genres, positions of contemporary art can also be found in the rooms.

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Art Nouveau Donation
F. W. Neess

The Museum Wiesbaden shows the collection of Ferdinand Wolfgang Neess as a permanent presentation in the south wing of the Museum Wiesbaden. The more than 500 objects form a cross-section of all genres of Art Nouveau and exemplify the quality and stylistic height of the art of the late 19th century.

Klassische Moderne

Internationale Bedeutung besitzt die Sammlung der Klassischen Moderne vor allem durch das gut hundert Werke umfassende Konvolut des berühmten russischen Expressionisten Alexej von Jawlensky (1864—1941), der die letzten zwanzig Jahre seines Lebens in Wiesbaden verbrachte.

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Modernity and Present

European and American Modernism after 1945 is one of the museum’s most distinguished collections. Its focus is on non-representational painting and sculpture, which deals with the themes of line, color, surface, volume, and space.

Art Awards

Two art prizes are associated with the Museum Wiesbaden. One is the Alexei von Jawlensky Prize of the state capital Wiesbaden, which commemorates the life’s work of the great Russian painter, who lived in Wiesbaden from 1921 until his death in 1941. It is awarded every 5 years and donated, among others, by the Hessian state capital, the Wiesbaden casino and the Nassauische Sparkasse.

The second award is the Otto Ritschl Prize. The artist lived in Wiesbaden between 1918 and 1976. After initially figurative work, later also close to Surrealism, he gradually approached in the fifties, first geometric, later more expressive abstraction. Since the beginning of the sixties, his increasingly meditative late work has revolved around an immaterial space shaped only by color. In order to keep the name Otto Ritschl alive, the Museumsverein Ritschl e.V. has been awarding the art prize dedicated to him since 2001.

Pedagogical Offers

The Museum Wiesbaden offers a variety of events for every age group. Whether guided tours, workshops for daycare centers and schools, teacher training, offers for students, private groups or families with children.

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