Art Museum Gelsenkirchen

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The museum of art in Gelsenkirchen gives the visitor a broad survey of painting from the late nineteenth century until today. In addition to this main focus the museum owns a comprehensive collection of kinetic art. Founded in 1950 as the first museum in the city, the collection focuses on the four areas.

“Art Changing over Time” brings together paintings and sculptures from German impressionism, expressionism, surrealism, new realism. informal and concrete art as well as contemporary works.

“Art and Light in Motion” forms the main focus of the museum providing comprehensive insights to the various areas types of art that are concerned with motion such as op art, mobiles, motor-driven objects and also light and sound.

“Art in Diagonals and Squares” is a comprehensive collection dedicated to the artist and graphic designer Anton Stankowski including paintings, screen prints and drawings.

“Focus on Art and Artists” are temporary exhibits allowing visitors insights into regional and supra-regional tendencies with works from the fine graphic collection



Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen

Horster Strasse 5-7

45897 Gelsenkirchen , Ruhr


Phone: +49 209 169 436

Fax: +49 209 169 4361

Cell: +49 209 169 4801

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