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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.
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.
Schaumainkai, the quay on the southern bank of the Main between Friedensbrücke and Dreikönigskirche, is also known as Museumsufer (Museum Bank). Several important museums are clustered here, most of them housed in magnificent 19th-century mansions. The Liebighaus, Städel Art Institute, Communications Museum, National Museum of Architecture, National Film Museum, Museum of Popular Culture and the Museum of Applied Arts are all dotted around the wonderful gardens which were originally laid out in the 19th Century. In September, the quay hosts the three-day Museumsufer Festival, one of Frankfurt's most popular open-air attractions.
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.
Museum Giersch showcases local art & culture through the medium of exhibitions which are held annually displaying works- both classic and contemporary. The museum is housed in a neoclassical riverside villa built in the early 20th Century and now one of the only few surviving in Sachsenhausen. The property was converted into an art & exhibition gallery by the Giersch Foundation and was opened to public in 2000. Since all the exhibitions are inspired by the traditions and history of the Rhine-Main area, this is a good place to explore and get an insight into the local culture. Check out the website for more information.
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.