Upcoming Exhibitions

16. Oct 2022 – 28. Feb 2023


Fotograf:in unbekannt, Baustelle des Chemnitzer Neuen Rathauses am Neumarkt/Markt, um 1908

Old Chemnitz was destroyed during the Second World War. But was Chemnitz really »old« in the pre-war period? Thanks to the then young medium of photography, the enormous changes that took place in the city’s structure between 1870 and 1914 are documented in photographs from the collections of the Schloßbergmuseum. Industrialisation in the 19th century initiated a process of change of hitherto unknown dimensions. In the boom of the Gründerjahre Chemnitz grew to be a ...

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23. Oct 2022 – 26. Feb 2023

Sound of the Big City

Alfred Kunze, Theaterplatz Chemnitz

2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the German Empire, which existed from 1871 to 1918 / 1919. It was during this period that the town of Chemnitz was transformed into a Saxon industrial metropolis, a development driven by an unimaginable momentum. With 100,000 inhabitants in 1883, the town formally crossed the threshold to become a city or »Großstadt«– by 1900 that number had increased in ten-year increments by another 100,000 people. Chemnitz had become ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
13. Nov 2022 – 12. Feb 2023

New Acquisitions of the Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany

Emeka Ogboh (*1977), aus der Serie: Sufferhead Original (Baden Baden), 2017, Fine Art Print, 75 x 50 cm © Emeka Ogboh

The Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany has been documenting developments in art in the country since 1970. Meanwhile the collections amounts to about 1,700 works and is administered and supervised by the Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2021 additional works were acquired with funds from the promotion programme NEUSTART KULTUR. These and a selection of other works purchased for the Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany between ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
20. Nov 2022 – 26. Feb 2023

Between avant-garde and repression

Josef Sudek, Erinnerungen der Träume (Rothmayers Garten), 1959, Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze (Kunstgewerbemuseum Prag) © Gabina Fárová

Following the classical avant-gardes in Paris around 1930, an exhibition of Czech Photography in the post-war period will now focus on another major chapter in the history of European photography. The centre of attention will be five Czech photographers from that period: Josef Sudek, Vilém Reichmann, Emila Medková, Jan Svoboda and Josef Koudelka. Medková and Reichmann positioned themselves decisively in the surrealist tradition of the inter-war period when, on their forays through Prague and Brno, ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
19. Mar 2023 – 11. Jun 2023

Meta blue

Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Metablau, 1972

In 2020, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz received its most comprehensive individual donation in the history of the museum to date from the Thomas family of collectors. Brigitte und Hans Robert Thomas in Weiden in the Upper Palatinate gathered an outstanding collection of printed works. These include works by the artists Horst Antes, Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall, Eduardo Chillida, Piero Dorazio, Otto Dix, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Günther Förg, Horst Janssen, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Serge Poliakoff, Günther Uecker and ...

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