The Bucerius Kunst Forum, located on Hamburg's Rathausmarkt, invites its guests to enjoy an exclusive encounter with the classics of art. Four alternating exhibitions per year show, in a concentrated format, international art of the highest quality, from antiquity to classic modern art.
The exhibition house in the heart of Hamburg dates back to the time of the Ebelin Foundation by Gerd Bucerius, which began promoting science, art and education in the 1970s and founded the Bucerius Art Forum in 2002. The aim of the Kunst Forum is to convey high quality art in new contexts and thus offer both art connoisseurs and newcomers an exciting and insightful visit to the exhibition. The focus is on a concrete theme, an epoch or an artist. The exhibitions should show artistic connections, relationships between epochs and disciplines and build bridges between old and modern art.
One focus is on classical modernism with artists such as Frida Kahlo, Chagall, Miró, Picasso or Mondrian, but exhibitions are also organized throughout all eras. The spectrum ranges from ancient Pompeii and the Baroque to the present day. A total of four exhibitions are shown each year, so that the presentation changes every three to four months.
New premises at Alter Wall
Since June 2019, the Bucerius Kunst Forum has been housed in new premises on the Alter Wall, just a few metres from its original location. On four floors, exhibitions carefully selected from international collections and museums await you. "The new rooms have the great advantage that we can present art on one level. The hall can be used as a whole or divided into many small cabinets to match the exhibition," says Dr. Kathrin Baumstark, artistic director of the Bucerius Kunst Forum. In addition to the spatial expansion, the content was also broadened. Thus you can expect even more art, events and new formats in the future.
The ideal place for a family outing
Children and young people up to the age of 18 can visit the exhibitions free of charge. Not only this fact speaks for a visit with the family: In the Kinder Kunst Club young visitors are introduced to art in a playful way. Special family tours, which take place on Saturdays, give children and their parents new perspectives on art. The Bucerius Kunst Forum sees itself as a place of exchange and encounter in all areas of art. All exhibitions are accompanied by an extensive programme of events including concerts, debates, lectures, readings and poetry slams.
Hamburg CARD Discount
tickets 5,00€ instead of 8,00€; in August 4,00€