Art Association Nuremberg

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Former milk farm administration building in which the art association has maintained exhibition rooms since 2003

The Kunstverein Nürnberg - Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft is the oldest art association in Germany.


On October 13, 1792, the Kunst-Societät (art society) was founded in Nuremberg as the only art association for many years . The association of artists and art lovers emerged from it. In 1830 he joined forces with the Albrecht Dürer Association , founded in 1818, and since then has had "the name of the city's most important artist in his title". The successor organization has been the Albrecht Dürer Society since 1964 .

The association initially devoted itself to viewing individual works of art and to art criticism. He tried to improve the Academy of Fine Arts and also included the preservation of monuments. With exhibitions and accompanying events, he presents and mediates substantial positions in contemporary art .

The seat of the association has been the Pilatushaus since 1973, from 1991 to 2003 it was housed in the property Füll 12. The exhibition rooms have been located in the Milchhof since 2003 , in an administration building designed by the architect Otto Ernst Schweizer .

In 2011 the association was awarded the Prize for Art Associations, which is jointly awarded by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine and the Art Cologne art fair , and in 2017 the City of Nuremberg Prize .

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Coordinates: 49 ° 26 '59 "  N , 11 ° 5' 53.3"  E