Art villa Nuremberg

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Art villa Nuremberg
Kunstvilla Nürnberg.jpg
Kunstvilla Nuremberg in July 2017
place Nuremberg coordinates: 49 ° 27 ′ 0 ″  N , 11 ° 5 ′ 13.3 ″  EWorld icon
Exhibitions, lectures, workshops
architect Heinrich Theodor Schmidt , Georg Richter
opening May 23, 2014
Number of visitors (annually) 8176
City of Nuremberg
Andrea Dippel

The Kunstvilla Nürnberg is a municipal museum in Nuremberg that deals with the presentation, communication and research of regional art. It is located in a listed neo-baroque merchant's villa in Marienvorstadt and is part of the KunstKulturQuartier .


The merchant's villa, designed in neo-baroque style, was built between 1893 and 1895 by the architects Heinrich Theodor Schmidt and Georg Richter . The two-storey mansard hipped roof building on a high base with sandstone cladding, risalits and balconies served the Jewish hop trader Emil Hopf, his wife Elisabeth August and their sons Alfred and Kurt from 1897 as a family residence. Before his death in 1920, Hopf sold the house to the Grünfeld couple, who used it as the headquarters of the Society for Electrometallurgy and from 1932 rented it out as a guesthouse . In 1934 the National Socialists expropriated the villa and used it, among other things, as a " Jewish house " for the Ullmann family, who were deported to a concentration camp after a failed attempt to escape and all died there. From 1935, it also housed the offices of the Nuremberg Road and River Construction Office. The actual owner, Margarete Grünfeld, was able to move to England in good time and, after it was returned in 1951, sold the building to the Nürnberger Presse publishing house in 1959 . Among other things, after renovations and renovations, he rented it as Pension Blumenhof from 1962 and used the premises for the practice of their company doctor and as a library. In 1972 it was entered in the list of monuments , which prevented a demolition planned in 1974 in favor of a new administrative headquarters of the publishing house and further renovations.

After the building had not served as a boarding house since the 1980s and was largely empty, the Nuremberg publisher Bruno Schnell donated the villa to the city of Nuremberg to re-establish a Franconian gallery , a regional art museum. From 2009 to 2014 the building was renovated for around six million euros and converted into an exhibition building.


Franconian Gallery

In the 1930s there was already a municipal museum for regional art with the Fränkische Galerie am Marientor in what is now the Kunsthalle , which, in addition to a permanent exhibition, also showed changing special exhibitions. It closed in 1937 and did not reopen after World War II . After the publisher Bruno Schnell donated a neo-baroque merchant's villa to the city in 2006, it was renovated from 2009 for 6.29 million euros and opened on 23 May 2014 as part of the KunstKulturQuartier under the name Kunstvilla with exhibition space for regional art.

Permanent exhibition

The total exhibition area is approximately 600 square meters. The permanent exhibition deals with regional art history from 1900 onwards and presents contemporary art. Art of the 20th and 21st centuries is shown in thematic and monographic exhibitions. The approximate inventory of 1500 objects of regional art is constantly being expanded and supplemented by loans from private owners and partner institutions depending on the exhibition.

Special exhibitions

In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are also special exhibitions that change up to four times a year in the villa. The following list contains a selection of the previous special exhibitions:

  • 10 / 2014–03 / 2015: Utensils from our private sphere by Reiner Bergmann and Reiner Zitta
  • 03 / 2015–10 / 2015: Colorful trade - glamor and misery behind the bourgeois facade
  • 10 / 2015–04 / 2016: In balance by Karin Blum and Meide Büdel
  • 04 / 2016–10 / 2016: Class Wilhelm! Burghart, Eppich, Hasselt, Heyduck, Koller, Reichart, Vornberger and their teacher Hermann Wilhelm
  • 04 / 2016–11 / 2016: Change of scenery - Vulcano by Werner Knaupp
  • 10 / 2016–04 / 2017: Between the colors of Inge Gutbrod and Markus Kronberger
  • 11 / 2016–04 / 2017: Change of scenery: My color worlds by Brigitta Heyduck
  • 04 / 2017–10 / 2017: 70 years of the artist group: Der KREIS - A longitudinal section through art in Nuremberg since 1947
  • 10 / 2017-04 / 2018: You shouldn't get a picture of Giorgio Hupfer
  • 04 / 2018–10 / 2018: Urban Future - Works from the wbg collection and from municipal property
  • 10 / 2018-04 / 2019: FASCINATION JAPAN! In the mirror of Nuremberg artists
  • 7/2019 10/2019: Collected Works - Five Years of the Art Villa


The accompanying program of the Art and Culture Education Center of the Museums in Nuremberg (KPZ) in the Kunstvilla is aimed at educational institutions, adults, families and children and includes public tours as well as discussions with the artists and offers for artistic practice. With the art workshop on the garden level, there is a specially equipped room for workshops and creative children's birthdays. A flyer entitled “Museum & Schule aktuell” informs teachers and educators about offers for special exhibitions or special campaigns.


  • Andrea Dippel (since 2014)

See also

Web links

Commons : Kunstvilla Nürnberg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistical monthly report for Nuremberg and Fürth December 2018. p. 4. In:, February 20, 2019, accessed on March 25, 2019 (PDF; 911 kB).
  2. a b c K. Engelbrecht: Hops to the art villa. From the hop trade to the art villa. (No longer available online.) In: Non-profit suburban association Nürnberg-Wöhrd from 1877 e. V., archived from the original on November 24, 2018 ; accessed on March 26, 2019 .
  3. a b c The Kunstvilla Nuremberg: From the house to the museum. In: , March 12, 2018, accessed on November 24, 2018 (picture gallery).
  4. a b Villa Blumenstrasse 17 - conversion into a museum for regional art (Franconian gallery / art villa). Project description. In:, accessed on November 24, 2018.
  5. a b Thomas Tjiang: The art villa has found a niche. In:, October 11, 2016, accessed on November 24, 2018.
  6. Archive of the special exhibitions. In:, accessed on November 24, 2018.
  7. Offers in the art villa. In:, October 11, 2017, accessed on November 24, 2018.