The Frankfurt merchant Johann Friedrich Städel (1728-1816) is the founder of the Städel Art Institute.
With his will he founded the institute in 1815 and at the same time bequeathed him his fortune and his considerable art collection.
The founder's task was to establish and expand a high-quality collection to which every citizen has access.
The Städtische Galerie was founded by the City of Frankfurt in 1907. It is integrated into the Städelsche Kunstinstitut and is primarily dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
The art school established at that time was separated in 1923 and is now the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste.
1878 The Städel Museum moved into a new building at Schaumainkai in Sachsenhausen, which was extended in 1915-20, rebuilt until 1966 after damage during the war, and extended in 1990.
In 2012, the Städel Extension opened its doors for the presentation of contemporary art.
The new light-flooded exhibition hall located under the Städel Garden will feature around 3,000 visitors.000 m² of additional exhibition space, doubling the size of the Städel collection presentation.
The Städel Museum, centrally located on the Museumsufer, has since grown into a world-class art collection.
The Städel Museum's collection currently comprises around 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, over 4,600 photographs and over 100,000 drawings and prints.
The museum presents an overview of 700 years of European art history - from the early 14th century to the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Modernism to the present day.
Highlights of the internationally significant collection include works by Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt and Jan Vermeer, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann and Alberto Giacometti, as well as Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmans and Isa Genzken.
200 years Städel
In its anniversary year 2015, the Städel presented itself at the height of its time with numerous top-class exhibition and research projects. The museum places particular emphasis on the expansion of its digital communication services.
In the context of its Digital Expansion, the Städel is developing numerous new narrative forms that offer a freely accessible, innovative and alternative offer to the classical museum visit - thus paving the way for the future of the institution and the next 200 years of the Städel Museum
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Text from: Frankfurt-Tipp.de