Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
8. Nov 2020 – 21. Feb 2021

Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
5. Dec 2020 – 21. Mar 2021

Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
11. Nov 2020 – 28. Feb 2021

Museum Gunzenhauser
15. Nov 2020 – 7. Feb 2021

Museum Gunzenhauser
Presentation of the Collection

Schloßbergmuseum
Presentation of the Collection

Schloßbergmuseum
6. Dec 2020 – 31. Jan 2021

Schloßbergmuseum
27. Sep 2020 – 10. Jan 2021

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2. December 2020

Aufruf: Postkarten schicken an Roland Stratmann bis 31.12.2020

Roland Stratmann, Dead Game Clothing - Rhino (Detail), 2020

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung „Musterung. Pop und Politik in der zeitgenössischen Textilkunst“ ruft der Künstler Roland Stratmann zu einer Postkartenaktion auf.

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2. November 2020

MUSEUMS CLOSED from 2 November

Andreas Schmid, Farbfeld Chemnitz 2018, Präsentation am Haupteingang der Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Kristin Schmidt © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Due to the current legal general rulings as a result of the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, all institutions of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz will remain closed from Monday, November 2, probably until the end of the month. In the meantime, we are continuing to work on the realisation of new exhibitions and on digital art education.

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30. October 2020

KULTURHAUPTSTADT EUROPAS CHEMNITZ 2025

WE MADE IT! Glückwunsch an die ganze Stadt Chemnitz – gemeinsam haben wir es geschafft!

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Events

Dates

  • Saturday, 5. December 2020
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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: tram no. 1 to the final stop Schönau, change there to bus no. 42 (direction Rabenstein) to the Weigandstraße stop, then walk approx. 10 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.

Please notice:

In accordance with the Corona Protection Ordinance of the Free State of Saxony the museums of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz will remain closed until further notice.