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City Guide Frankfurt: the Kunstverein
Außenansicht des Frankfurter Kunstvereins (Courtesy Frankfurter Kunstverein/Foto: Norbert Miguletz)


Across several floors, Kunstverein presents thematic exhibitions and solo shows by young artists.

The art association seeks to set the trends and showcases artists who have not yet become household names. In fact, those who have been shown here tend to have then broken through into the big time. The Kunstverein, which now has some 1,700 members, can look back on a long tradition that shows it tends to have got it right: Max Beckmann and Blinky Palermo both started out here. Among the curators, Nicolas Schaffhausen shaped the face of the Steinerne Haus until 2001. He established a café on the ground floor, complete with large windows. On the other floors, which feature 800 square meters of space, there are conceptual thematic shows or several solo shows simultaneously – an apt approach given that a central stairwell divides the rooms off.


Adress: Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, Frankfurt, opening hours: Tues. and Thus. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; please check the Website for opening hours on holidays.

Das Städel (1), Museum für Moderne Kunst (2), Schirn-Kunsthalle (3), Museum für angewandte Kunst (4), Kunstverein (5), Portikus (6), Basis (7)