The Kunsthalle Bremen, one of the most renowned museums in northern Germany, combines tradition and modernity both inside and out. The main building was built in 1849 in the classicist style before being extended in 1902. In 2011 the Kunsthalle was given two new side wings following contemporary, bright, and modern architecture. This must-see building near the Weser is home to the remarkable collection of the Kunstverein Bremen, which was founded in 1823. It perfectly links the past and the present with works of art from over six centuries.
The extensive and diverse collection focuses on French and German art of the 19th and 20th centuries with works by Manet, Monet, Slevogt, Corinth and Beckmann, among others. But also, on contemporary media art and the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), one of the most important collections of graphic art in Europe with over 220,000 drawings and prints. Kunsthalle Bremen and ars mundi have been cooperating for many years on selected exclusive editions, e.g., sculptures by Ernst Barlach or Georg Kolbe.
All of the originals of these works are on display at the Kunsthalle Bremen.