New Museum Nuremberg

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Exterior view of the NMN
New Museum Nuremberg
NMN staircase
NMN showroom

The Neues Museum - State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg (NMN) is a state museum for art and design in Nuremberg . It is supported by the “New Museum in Nuremberg Foundation” and the “Museum Initiative - Friends and Patrons of the New Museum in Nuremberg e. V. ". It essentially consists of two collections, the Kunst Collection (international contemporary art), which emerged from an art collection in the City of Nuremberg, and a Design Collection from the New Munich Collection - plus private foundations .


The collection of art in the Neues Museum goes back to the collection begun by Dietrich Mahlow in the Kunsthalle Nürnberg in the 1960s . The purpose of the collection is international contemporary art since the 1950s. Even before the opening, large donations of works by German artists since the 1960s from the private collection of the Nuremberg gallery owners Marianne and Hansfried Defet were added to this basic stock ; in the first few years there were also permanent loans of around 150 works from the international collection of the Berlin gallery owner and curator René Block and from 2002 to 2005 also 200 works by around 70 predominantly American artists by the Cologne gallery owner Rolf Ricke . Since then, further purchases, donations and loans have continuously expanded the inventory.

The main building based on a design by the architect Volker Staab with a 100 m long glass facade, despite its modern architecture, blends in with the historic city center in a sensational way . The completion took place in 1999. The museum was opened on April 15, 2000 under the founding director Lucius Grisebach .

In the first twenty years of its existence (from 2000 to the end of 2019), the museum counted 1,485,477 visitors and looks at an inventory of 4,500 works, including loans and donations. His partners in the museum building are the Institute for Modern Art Nuremberg and the Design Forum Nuremberg . In the museum you can find works by Andy Warhol , Joseph Beuys and Neo Rauch , among others . Richard Lindner's painting “Telephone” from 1966 is considered one of the main works of the Art Collection .

The museum looks after u. a. the estate of the painter Gerhard Wendland .

New acquisitions, gifts and loans

  • Large donations from 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2016 by Nuremberg entrepreneurs, art collectors and gallery owners Marianne and Hansfried Defet
  • Since the end of February 2003 there has been a 4.50 meter high sculpture called "Elliptical Column" by the artist Tony Cragg in the lower foyer
  • Acquired 2001 Instrument No. 1, May 16, 2000 by the artist Jürgen Albrecht
  • The photo “Substrate 1I” from 2002 by the artist Thomas Ruff
  • The German-American painter Karl Hagedorn gave the large, three-part painting “Psychogram” to NMN shortly before his death in 2005
  • In 2004 the NMN acquired the painting “Random Distribution of 40,000 Squares”, and in 2006 the painting “2 trames 0 ° -90 °” by François Morellet
  • In 2013, the NMN received 69 works from the Böckmann Collection on permanent loan. Among them are 28 pictures by Gerhard Richter , which makes the Neues Museum the third largest Richter collection. But Gotthard Graubner , AR Penck and the artist Isa Genzken are also represented.

Temporary exhibitions

  • 2010/2011 : Jeppe Hein : 1x museum 10 x Rooms 11 x works ,
  • 2012: 30 artists / 30 rooms
  • 2012: Jeppe Hein : Hexagonal Water Pavilion , fountain installation on Klarissenplatz in front of the museum. Due to the positive response in Nuremberg, the fountain was bought by the museum and is now being built every year.
  • 2014/2015: Gerhard Richter : Excerpt - Works from the Böckmann Collection
  • 2016: Tabula Rasa. Werner Knaupp on the occasion of his 80th birthday (collection presentation)
  • 2017/2018: On the art of building a tea house - excursions into Japanese aesthetics.
  • 2018/2019 KP Brehmer Kunst ≠ Propaganda for the 80th birthday

Sculpture garden

The sculpture garden at the New Museum Nuremberg in the Zwinger between Sterntor and Frauentor is only a few steps away from the New Museum. It was opened in 2004 and there are nine sculptures by the artists Hiromi Akiyama , Johannes Brus , Bernd Klötzer , Alf Lechner , Horst Münch , Karl Prantl , Ulrich Rückriem , Alf Schuler and Timm Ulrichs . They are freely accessible during the day.

In 2010, Ulrich Rückriem's ​​sculpture Granit Bleu de Vire , consisting of eleven stone cubes, was exhibited for the third time together with other works by the artist, again arranged differently.


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. artnet: The Ricke Collection leaves the New Museum in Nuremberg , June 24, 2005
  2. Jump up and outbreak of the US avant-garde - the collection of the Cologne gallery owner Rolf Ricke with 200 works by 70 artists is on permanent loan to the New Museum for Modern Art in Nuremberg , General-Anzeiger , February 20, 2002
  3. Numbers on the occasion of the 20th anniversary
  4. Süddeutsche Zeitung: Judge should fix it , November 13, 2014, p. R22
  5. ^ NMN, accessed November 19, 2014
  6. NMN 1x Museum 10 x Rooms 11 x works, accessed on December 16, 2014
  7. NMN 30 artists / 30 rooms, accessed on December 16, 2014
  8. NMN Hexagonal Water Pavilion, accessed December 16, 2014
  9. ^ NMN excerpt, accessed on November 19, 2014
  10. Tabula Rasa. Werner Knaupp on his 80th birthday, page of nmn, accessed on February 8, 2018
  11. On the Art of Building a Teahouse - Excursions into Japanese Aesthetics , nmn page, accessed February 8, 2018
  12. New Museum website
  13. ^ Eva-Christina Kraus becomes director of the New Museum in Nuremberg. dpa /, July 25, 2014, accessed on July 27, 2014 .

Coordinates: 49 ° 26 '52 "  N , 11 ° 4' 48"  E