In 2018, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart celebrates its 175th anniversary. This jubilee provides us with the perfect excuse to shine a light on the fascinating history of the institution and its collection and to look behind the scenes of the everyday operation of the museum. Reviewing the important milestones and turning points, the exhibition is the first to offer a full survey of the history of the Staatsgalerie.
It traces the way in which over the decades, and especially after the end of the Second World War, the institution established itself as one of the most important museums of modern art in Germany. This openness to contemporary art was far from inevitable. Time and again, it was the hard-won result of social and political debates that set and reset the course the Staatsgalerie was to take. Some of the heated discussion were about the very underpinnings of the museum’s building, acquisition, restoration, exhibition and education strategies. The four architecturally distinct buildings and the rich diversity of the collection still bear witness to the intensity of those debates. Not every decision of the museum’s directors met with immediate public approval. The citizens of Stuttgart have always had a very clear idea what they expected from ‘their’ museum and have never been shy about voicing their displeasure when they felt that these expectations were not met. Thus unavoidably accompanied by debate, the history of the Staatsgalerie shows that an art museum is not an ivory tower, but an institution that is deeply anchored in society and relevant to us all.
We would like to discuss the art museum of today and tomorrow. What is your opinion: Which exhibition experience do you associate with the Staatsgalerie? What does your museum of the future look like?
What would the museum be without the numerous visitors? We look forward to your contributions via Social Media using #meinMuseum or email us to email@example.com.
Your statements, stories and highlights in picture, text or video will be presented on our Social Media Wall and integrated in the exhibition.
What is your favorite piece of art in our collection? Tell us in our »Digital Collection« on our Website: Choose your favorite and give it a heart! The current favorite artworks are listed here. During the exhibition »#meinMuseum« we present the most popoular artwork and change it every week.
Thanks to the support from Freunde der Staatsgalerie, Feinkost Böhm Stuttgart and Breuninger the entry into our exhibition »#meinMuseum« and into the collection is free for all visitors until August 26th!
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