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barns or officially Städel Kunstinstitut and urban gallery is an art museum in Frankfurt/Main with one of the most important art collections in Germany.

Barn possesses 2,700 paintings (about which 600 is issued), one graphic collection with 100.000 designs and pressure diagrams as well as 600 sculptures. The museum has approx. 4,000 m ² exhibition surface as well as a reference library with approx. 100,000 books. Besides the museum has a large art bookshop.

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barns was created 1816. It was donated Frankfurt banker and commercial man to the Johann Friedrich barn by a citizen, as öffenliche gallery and art school, those today as barn school well-known national academy of art.

1878 were established the new building at the looking Main dock (today also admits as museum bank) in the style of the period of promoterism. The museum was again developed after considerable destruction in the Second World War until 1966 after a draft by Frankfurt architects the Johannes Krahn. The extension building for the accommodation a part of the existence 20. Century and for special exhibitions 1990 at the getting leg route were established after the drafts by Gustav Peichl. Small structural changes, renovations as well as a transformation of the gallery took place from 1997 to 1999 .


the collection presents masterpieces of European art from seven centuries, beginning with early 14. Century, over the late gothic, over Renaissance and baroque at the Goethe time, of 19. Century up to the present.

acquaintance of works

  • January van Eyck, Lucca Madonna, around 1390-1441, mixing technology on oakwood, 66 x 50 cm
  • of masters of the Upper Rhine, Paradiesgärtlein, between 1400 and 1420, mixing technology on oakwood, 26 x 33 cm
  • Sandro Botticelli, female ideal portrait, 1480-85, mixing technology on poplar, 82 x 54 cm
  • Bartolomeo Veneto, female ideal portrait, between 1500 and 1530, mixing technology on poplar, 44 x 34 cm
  • rem Brandt Harmensz van Rijn, the glare Simsons, 1636, oil on canvas, 205 x 272 cm
  • January sea van Delft, the geographer, 1669, oil on canvas, 53 x 47 cm
  • Johann Heinrich William table-leg, Goethe in that Roman Campagna, 1787, oil on canvas, 164 x 206 cm
  • Edgar Degas, orchestra musician (Musiciens à l'orchestre), 1872, oil on canvas, 69 x 49 cm

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  • Bodo Brinkmann: Barn, Frankfurt/Main. Prestel publishing house (Prestel Museumsführer), Munich 1999, ISBN 3-7913-2204-4

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coordinates: 50° 06 ' 10 " N, 08° 40 ' 26 " O


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