Modern art in the documenta city
As part of the abundant treasure trove of the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, the New Gallery presents works of art from the 19th-21st century. Alongside paintings and sculptures, media art also forms an important part of the collection. With works by internationally-renowned artists obtained from 1982 onwards, the documenta acquisitions form their own separate focus.
The imposing museum building was erected between 1871 and 1877 as a picture gallery for the substantial collection of Landgrave Wilhelm VIII of Hessen-Kassel. Inside, it’s possible to track art history over the last two centuries, from romantic landscape painting to artwork and sculpture from the documenta exhibitions. Amongst the artists are prominent names including Gustave Courbet and Auguste Rodin, but contemporary art is also well represented by the likes of Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Andy Warhol, Mario Merz, Ai Weiwei and Gerhard Richter.
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