Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
25. Jul 2020 – 25. Oct 2020

Öffentlicher Raum Stadt Chemnitz
15. Aug 2020 – 25. Oct 2020

Museum Gunzenhauser
6. Sep 2020 – 29. Nov 2020

Museum Gunzenhauser
Presentation of the Collection

Museum Gunzenhauser
15. Feb 2020 – 25. Oct 2020

Schloßbergmuseum
Presentation of the Collection

Schloßbergmuseum
6. Dec 2020 – 31. Jan 2021

Schloßbergmuseum
27. Sep 2020 – 10. Jan 2021

Schloßbergmuseum
19. May 2020 – 4. Oct 2020

Museum Gunzenhauser
19. May 2020 – 11. Oct 2020

Whatʼs on

21. September 2020

Ausstellungseröffnung von Thomas Michael Ranft am 27.09., 15:00 Uhr

Thomas Ranft, Jahrtausendlang, o. J., im Besitz des Künstlers, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Thomas Ranfts Mappenwerke sind legendär: Zyklen feiner, leichter, schwebender Blätter – sie wecken Begehrlichkeiten bei musealen wie bei privaten Sammlern. Welches Sujet würde daher besser zu dieser Leichtigkeit passen als die empfindsame Sprache der Lyrik? Kein Wunder, dass Thomas Ranft Inspiration bei den großen »Spielern mit Sprache«, etwa bei Ernst Jandl oder Friedrich Hölderlin, findet. Und nun Rainer Maria Rilke: Zwei Zyklen schuf Ranft in den letzten Jahren aus der intensiven Beschäftigung mit Rilkescher Lyrik ...

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17. September 2020

GEGENWARTEN | PRESENCES: Katalogpräsentation am 25.09.20

Die Kurator:innen Florian Matzner und Sarah Sigmund präsentieren am Freitag, dem 25. September 2020, den Ausstellungskatalog. Im Gespräch mit Generaldirektor Frédéric Bußmann sowie den Künstler:innen Olaf Nicolai und Mandy Knospe sprechen sie über die Umsetzung und die damit verbundenen Herausforderungen einer Kunstausstellung im öffentlichen Raum.

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8. September 2020

Workshops: Museumsatelier mit regionalen Künstler:innen

Anlässlich des 100-jährigen Bestehens laden die Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz gemeinsam mit regionalen Künstler:innen zu Workshops ein. Unter deren Anleitung haben alle Interessierten im Museumsatelier die Möglichkeit verschiedene künstlerische Techniken zu erproben und in Austausch mit den Künstler:innen zu treten.

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The Institutions of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz house one of the largest and most important communal art collections in Germany. The institution developed out of various civic groups, such as the art association Kunsthütte zu Chemnitz, founded in 1860. In 1909 these were gathered under the roof of the King Albert Museum, and as of 1920 were administered as a municipal museum. Today, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz comprise a complex of different museums and institutions: the Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz, with the Carlfriedrich Claus Archive, the Museum Gunzenhauser, the Schloßbergmuseum, with Rabenstein Castle, and the Henry van de Velde Museum.

The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz have gained high regional, national, and international renown thanks to their much-respected exhibition activities, with a particular emphasis on international modernism, their important theme-related as well as solo presentations, and also because of important work groups in their holdings. In addition to the great respect garnered by the exhibition projects, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz have also received numerous awards for their special efforts in the field of museum education, for example with the Konrad the Art Bus project for schools. Among those awards are an inclusion in the Blue Book of nationally significant cultural institutions in 2001 and a membership in the Conference of National Cultural Institutions, the 2003 foundation award for the »best concept for lively museums and modern cultural institutions« presented by the Stiftung Lebendige Stadt Hamburg, or the 2010 Museum of the Year award by the German Section of the International Critics Association.

Visitors’ Information

Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
Carlfriedrich Claus Archive
Theaterplatz 1, Chemnitz
Getting there from Chemnitz Main Station: approx. 5 minutes walk

Museum Gunzenhauser
Stollberger Straße 2, Chemnitz
Getting there from Chemnitz Main Station: tram no. 4 (direction Hutholz) to the Falkeplatz/Museum Gunzenhauser stop

Schloßbergmuseum
Schloßberg 12, Chemnitz
Getting there from Chemnitz Main Station: bus no. 23 (direction Heinersdorf) to the Nordstraße stop, then walk approx. 500 meters along Müllerstraße and turn right up the Schloßberg hill

Henry van de Velde Museum
Parkstraße 58, Chemnitz
Getting there from Chemnitz Main Station: tram no. 4 (direction Hutholz) to the Haydnstraße stop, then walk approx. 7 minutes

Burg Rabenstein
Oberfrohnaer Straße 149, Chemnitz
Getting there from Chemnitz Main Station: bus no. 23 to the final stop Rottluff, change there to bus no. 38 (direction Am Flughafen/Bernsdorf) to the Riedstraße stop, then walk approx. 5 minutes

  • Opening Hours

    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    Museum Gunzenhauser
    Schloßbergmuseum

    Tu, Th–Su, holidays 11–18 h
    We 14–21 h
    24.12. & 31.12. closed

    Henry van de Velde Museum
    Th–Su 10–18 h
    24.12. & 31.12. closed

    Carlfriedrich Claus Archive
    Tu, We 10–12 h & 13–18 h
    on appointment

    Burg Rabenstein
    A visit to Rabenstein Castle is only possible with a booked guided tour until 31 October 2020. A maximum of nine people can take part in a guided tour. You can book special tours under +49 (0)371 488 7001 or info.kunstsammlungen@stadt-chemnitz.de.
    Price: € 60; reduced rate € 35 per tour booked

  • Admission

    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    Museum Gunzenhauser
    General admission 8 Euros, reduced admission 5 Euros

    Schloßbergmuseum
    General admission 6 Euros, reduced admission 4 Euros

    Henry van de Velde Museum
    General admission 5 Euros, reduced admission 3 Euros

    Burg Rabenstein
    General admission 3 Euros, reduced admission 2 Euros

    On the first Friday of every month (up to 31.12.2020), admission to the museums of the City of Chemnitz is free of charge.
    For children and adolescents through age 17, as well as for students of the Technical University Chemnitz, holders of Chemnitzpass, and chaperones to severely handicapped persons, admission is always free.

  • Guided Tours

    All public guided tours are free of charge – you need only pay admission to the museum.

    Groups consisting of ten or more people must pre-book special guided tours, as it is not possible for them to join the public guided tours due to the restricted number of people permitted on such tours (max. 25).

    You can book special guided tours under +49 (0)371 488 4501 or
    info.kunstsammlungen@stadt-chemnitz.de.
    Price: € 60; reduced rate € 35 per tour booked

  • Accessibility

    For information, please go to Inclusion and Barrier-free Accessibility.