The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt was opened 28. It was opened on Römerberg in February 1986 and is one of the most renowned exhibition venues in Europe.
The term "Schirn" originally refers to an "open sales stand". Until well into the 19th century "an der Schern" were the stalls of the Frankfurt butcher's guild.
Over 170 exhibitions have been realized since 1986, including large overview exhibitions on Viennese Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Dada and Surrealism, on the history of photography or on current positions in sound art, on topics such as shopping - art and consumption, the visual art of the Stalin era, the Nazarenes or the new Romanticism in contemporary art.
Artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Frida Kahlo, Bill Viola, Arnold Schönberg, Henri Matisse, Julian Schnabel, James Lee Byars, Yves Klein, Yoko Ono, Joan Miro, Edvard Munch or Carsten Nicolai were presented in large solo exhibitions.
The exhibition program of the Schirn presents aspects of important artistic overviews or overall developments from a contemporary position as well as explosive topics of today's society.
Since December 2014, the Schirn has offered a great program for children from 3 years up to primary school age: The mini-brain. This kreative experiencingnis and experiencingrungsraum to the topicsfelof the color, form and structuretur offers children an outsideworld.shy;gewöhnlichen Spiel- und Lernparcours, which they can explore on their own while their parents watch an exhibition.
In addition to exhibitions, Schirn regularly offers events such as Kinderkunstnacht, Schirn at Night, the Double Feature film series, lectures and special tours.
Schirn Kunsthalle, Römerberg
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.(069) 29 98 82-0
Fax: (069) 29 98 82-240
Di + Fr - Sun 10-19 o'clock,
Mi + Do 10-22 o'clock,
Monday rest day
More info you can find under: schirn-kunsthalle.de
Text from: Frankfurt-Tipp.de