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Founded in 1843 as the “Museum of Fine Arts” by King Wilhelm I of Württemberg, the Staatsgalerie is now one of the most renowned art museums in Germany. The collection holds a rich collection of masterpieces of painting, sculpture and graphic art from the 14th century to the present day. Walking through the Staatsgalerie, one comes across Picasso, Monet, Beuys and the famous “Triadic Ballet” by Oskar Schlemmer. In addition to art exhibitions, there is also a broad educational program, focusing on current topics for the young, the old and all those with special needs. The Staatsgalerie was the first museum in Germany to be awarded an ISO certification for energy and the environment back in 2016, making it a pioneer in the field of “green culture” in museums. Annually, we welcome up to 250,000 visitors.

Over the past ten years (2013-2023) and under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christiane Lange as director, a total of 2,582,905 guests have visited the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. The exhibition of Oskar Schlemmer (November 2014 to April 2015) was the most successful one, with 162,025 visitors. The exhibitions on Francis Bacon, Edvard Munch and Tiepolo were also among the most visited exhibitions of the last decade. 

In the pre-corona year 2019, 291,122 visitors were counted. During the massively restricted pandemic years of 2020 and 2021, we had 121,251 and 108,931 visitors. In 2022, 181,436 people were counted. In the post-corona year 2023, the number of visitors increased by around 60,000 to a total of 242,372. 

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