Museum Frieder Burda

Museum Frieder Burda

New York architect Richard Meier described the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden, which opened in October 2004, as a “jewel in the park”. Along the famous Lichtentaler Allee, he has created a unique and light-flooded architecture, in which indoor and outdoor spaces, modern art and romantic parks are in constant dialogue. Museum Frieder Burda presents 20th and 21st century art in temporary exhibitions on four levels. The works of the Frieder Burda Collection are presented from ever-changing perspectives and in new contexts, but there are also special annual monographic and thematic exhibitions. The museum is the place for a lively and wide-ranging artistic discourse with high-level presentations, for example on Emil Nolde, Gerhard Richter, Andreas Gursky, JR, James Turrell or Katharina Grosse. The museum is supported by the Frieder Burda Foundation.

The Frieder Burda collection includes around 1000 works of modern and contemporary art - paintings, sculptures, objects and works on paper, and is one of the most important and qualitatively valuable private art collections in Europe. The fascination of color and the emotional expressiveness of painting have been at the center of the collector's interest from the very beginning. This explains its affinity with the work of American abstract expressionism artists such as Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock or with that of German expressionism such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Beckmann. Powerful and modern transcendent archaicism also dominates the late work of Pablo Picasso, of which the collection preserves a complex of works that is almost incomparable in Germany. The focus of the Frieder Burda Collection, however, is on the second half of the twentieth century and on the most recent developments in painting and photography. The collection is particularly largely dedicated to internationally renowned German artists such as Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke and Georg Baselitz, as well as the Austrian Arnulf Rainer. Current collection activities focus on a younger generation of artists, such as Neo Rauch, Karin Kneffel, Andreas Gursky and Katharina Grosse.


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Lichtentaler Allee 8B
76530 Baden-Baden


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