Necessity is the mother of invention: The Jewish Museum is still closed for renovation and expansion. Therefore, this first exhibition since the closure of the Rothschild Palais was developed in cooperation with and made possible by the Open-Air Museum Hessenpark. In the wonderful ambience of the open-air museum visitors can admire such works of Nussbaum, which deal with landscape painting, until December 2nd. Nussbaum's impressionist paintings of Frankfurt cityscapes will be on display, as well as prints created during the First World War or on his travels through Europe and to Palestine. In addition to these paintings and prints, the exhibition also features for the first time documents and reproductions of family photographs from the artist's estate.
In addition to several loans, the exhibition features primarily paintings, prints, and personal documents from the Jewish Museum's Nussbaum Collection. It is accompanied by intensive efforts to expand this collection focus to include the artistic estate and to establish a Jakob Nussbaum Archive at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt.
Jakob Nussbaum (1873-1936) was born in the Hessian village of Rhina and moved with his family to Frankfurt in 1883. He was one of Frankfurt's most popular painters during the Weimar Republic and one of the few widely known German Impressionists. The exhibition shows the extent to which the artist primarily reflected the impression made on him by his immediate surroundings. The motif of the landscape is at the center of his artistic work. Nussbaum's prints and paintings depict urban life and industrial culture as well as a natural environment shaped by war, the seasons or agriculture.
The exhibition of the Jewish Museum in cooperation with the Open Air Museum Hessenpark is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on holidays from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission costs 9 euros for adults and 1 euro for children; the price for the family ticket is 19 euros.