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This post-modern building lies in the center of the old town, between the Dom and the Römer, and is renowned for its classy international art exhibitions which have been attracting visitors since 1986. The Schirn Kunsthalle does not have its own collection but holds temporary exhibitions by German and foreign artists. The top-floor gallery has been home to exhibitions such as European Masterpieces 1910-1960 and the Kandinsky Retrospective. The art gallery has seen impressionist, dadaist, surrealist and other works of art on its walls. The name Schirn comes from the alfresco market stalls which used to stand here in the Middle Ages. Admission can vary according to exhibition. Check website for more details.
Designed by Hans Hollein, the Museum of Modern Art (Museum für Moderne Kunst) is among the most important in Frankfurt and is known to locals as Das Tortenstück ("the slice of cake") due to its triangular shape. The unconventional yet elegantly designed building reflects the style of contemporary art and enriches Frankfurt's architectural landscape. The focal point is a naturally-lit, glass-vaulted hall covering two floors, from which staircases lead to the exhibition's upper floors. The nucleus of the collection comes from Darmstadt industrialist Karl Ströher and includes works by American artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Exhibits are rotated biannually and often include works and projects by new artists. A glass-fronted cafeteria is located on the ground floor.
Opened in the December of 1977 by Friedrich Müller, Japan Art is the sole gallery in Frankfurt dedicated to Japanese folk art and craft. The gallery is nestled in the historic center under the shadow of the Museum of Modern Art. Collection encompasses works of art by obscure as well as renowned Japanese artists with focus on contemporary and folk art. Certain works are also put up for sale. Check out the website for more information.
Renowned cartoonists and caricature artists have showcased their creations at the Caricatura Museum. Funny pictures with funnier captions catch your attention and you might even spontaneously break into a laughing fit looking at some of the hilarious ones. This museum is a part of the well-known museum in Frankfurt am Main called the Historisches Museum. So visit their website to find out about the latest exhibitions, comic cabarets, book readings and other interesting events to be held.
The town library, which was destroyed during the World War II, has one remaining relic: the neo-classical Portikus ('portal') dating from 1825, located on Frankfurt's Obermainbrücke bridge. In 1987, the interior of the Portikus was turned into a forum for contemporary art, run by the well-known Städel College of Art. The pleasant and bright exhibition room with its eight glass domes makes for a wonderful backdrop for the modern artworks. Internationally recognized artists, unknown artists and students can display their works here. Check website for more details.
Located in the Gallus district, Galerie Anita Beckers is a must-visit for every art enthusiast. Past and current exhibits have included contemporary works by local and international artists like Clare Langan, Anton Corbijn, Christian Feser and Jan Schmidt. For more information about the schedules check out the website.