Kunsthaus Dresden/Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst

Inside tip Dresden

Dresden City Guide: Kunsthaus Dresden/Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst
Telewissen und Herbert Schumacher: "Der Magische Spiegel, Rekonstruktion und remake", 1970 und 2008, 65:21 und 5:58 (© David Brandt)


This institution embodies the concept of combining contemporary art with current social issues.

Originally constructed some 300 years ago as a home, Kunsthaus was first used in 1981 as a site for large art exhibitions, while after German reunification it became the Municipal Gallery for Contemporary Art. Today, Kunsthaus’ thematic exhibitions are well known throughout Germany with an approach that weds contemporary art and current social issues. Among a long list of artists who have participated in shows appear well-established names such as Jimmie Durham, Takashi Murakami or Tony Oursler – in addition to German and regional artists. The exhibition space: everything from the cellar to the rooftop, and in summer, even the open courtyard of the two-storey structure.

Kunsthaus Dresden/Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst

Address: Rähnitzgasse 8, Dresden, opening hours: Tues. – Fri. 12 noon – 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12 noon – 8 p.m.; please consult the Kunsthaus Website for information about the opening hours on public holidays.

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Semperbau and Porzellansammlung, Zwinger (1), Residenzschloss with Kupferstichkabinett (2), Green Vault in the Residenzschloss (3), Albertinum (4), Kunsthalle in Lipsiusbau (5), Kunsthaus Dresden/Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst (6), Motorenhalle (7)