Lyonel Feininger Gallery

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Former cuirassier yard with gate passage to the museum yard (2008)
Entrance area of ​​the new building (2017)

The Lyonel Feininger Gallery is a staff museum founded in Quedlinburg in 1986 . In 2006 it became the sponsorship of the Moritzburg Foundation - Art Museum of the State of Saxony-Anhalt in Halle and in 2003 it was included in the Blue Book as a cultural memorial site. Today the museum is one of the cultural beacons in the new federal states. The museum has been part of the Saxony-Anhalt Cultural Foundation since 2014 .

The museum collection was entered in the local register of monuments as a movable cultural monument under registration number 094 21194 .

History and direction

The museum was opened in 1986 during the GDR era. It shows works by the famous Bauhaus artist Lyonel Feininger , which Hermann Klumpp from Quedlinburg , a former student of the Bauhaus, saved from destruction by the National Socialists . The collection of Feininger works in Quedlinburg is one of the most extensive closed collections of graphics, etchings, lithographs and woodcuts by the artist worldwide and also the only Feininger museum in Europe . It documents all of his creative periods in Germany from the 1890s to 1937.

In 1997, a new building with additional exhibition space was built in the courtyard of the building complex near Quedlinburg Castle . In addition to the main entrance opposite the Finkenherd, there is a second entrance to the left of the Klopstockhaus on the Schloßberg.

Works by Lovis Corinth , Wassily Kandinsky , Paul Klee and Emil Nolde complete the collection, as do the permanent loans from the German Foundation for Monument Protection since 2005 . Numerous prints from the time of the GDR can hardly be shown due to space problems. For conservation reasons, the light-sensitive holdings of the works on paper can only be shown in alternating presentations. However, since 2014 there has been a small permanent exhibition, Lyonel Feininger. Collection Dr. Hermann Klumpp.

In 2014 Michael Freitag took over the management of the museum. He expanded the profile of the museum to a “museum for graphic arts”. Since then, numerous exhibitions have taken place with this focus. In 2019, on the occasion of the anniversary year, he addressed the 100 years of Bauhaus with the exhibition The Feiningers. A family portrait at the Bauhaus for the first time the interaction of numerous members of the Feininger family over three generations. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the date of June 1, 2020 to change the museum management could not be met, Michael Freitag's term of office was extended to the end of 2020.

Support association

The association founded in 1998 supports the work of the museum. In 2015 it had 154 members. Furthermore, the Harzsparkasse supports the goals of the friends' association with donations at irregular intervals.


  • Logika GmbH Munich (ed.): Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie Quedlinburg . The Dr. Hermann Klumpp.
  • Feininger Gallery Quedlinburg (Ed.): Lyonel Feininger: Sailing ship with a blue angler . The Quedlinburg Collection Dr. Hermann Klumpp graphic drawing painting 1906–1937. Moritzburg Foundation, 2006, ISBN 3-86105-128-1 .
  • Petra Werner : The Feininger case . Koehler and Amelang Verlag Leipzig, 2006, ISBN 978-3-7338-0341-4 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Paul Raabe: Blaubuch 2006. (PDF, 1.4 MB) Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), 2006, p. 185ff , accessed on September 24, 2013 .
  2. Short question and answer Olaf Meister (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Prof. Dr. Claudia Dalbert (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Ministry of Culture March 19, 2015 Printed matter 6/3905 (KA 6/8670) List of monuments Saxony-Anhalt , Harz.pdf, page 527 f.
  3. Corona: Director of the Feininger Gallery remains in office longer. In: April 7, 2020, accessed April 7, 2020 .
  4. Friends' Association - History and Goals. Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie Quedlinburg, accessed on October 19, 2015 .

Coordinates: 51 ° 47 '12.2 "  N , 11 ° 8' 10.9"  E