ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKS BY HONORÉ DAUMIER FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, A MAJOR KOLLWITZ EXHIBITION STARTING IN MARCH, CONTEMPORARY ART BY MUNTEAN/ROSENBLUM, SUMMER WITH THE STÄDEL WOMEN, EXCEPTIONAL PORTRAIT ART BY REMBRANDT AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES, ITALIAN BAROQUE DRAWINGS DURING THE BOOK FAIR
The year begins with the artist Honoré Daumier (1808–1879). He is among the greatest draughtsmen of France. As a keen observer and a contentious contemporary, he made a name for himself in the political Paris of the 19th century, especially with his caricatures created for the newspapers La Caricature and Le Charivari. He became the conscience of an era marked by social and political upheavals and profound transformations. Starting January 24, 2024, the Städel Museum will showcase around 120 works by Honoré Daumier from the outstanding private Hellwig collection.
In spring, the Städel Museum dedicates a comprehensive exhibition to the most famous German woman artist, Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945). The exhibition presents her diversity, explosive power, and modernity. Boldly choosing printmaking and drawing as her essential media, Kollwitz developed a unique visual language of great immediacy. FromMarch 20 to June 9, 2024, the exhibition at the Städel Museum will present over 110 impressive works on paper, sculptures, and early paintings from the artist’s remarkable collection and leading museums and Kollwitz collections.
In the visual worlds of the artist duo Muntean/Rosenblum, it is shopping centers, airport halls, or offices where young people come together and yet remain alone. In the midst of anonymous yet familiar urban scenes, the dramatically staged young individuals appear as isolated actors in a contemporary drama. Working together since the 1990s, the artists Markus Muntean (*1962, Graz, Austria) and Adi Rosenblum (*1962, Haifa, Israel) combine their identities into an artistic signature predominantly in painting. From May 3 to October 27, 2024, the Städel Museum will show around eleven large-scale paintings and a video work.
The Modern era is inconceivable without the contribution of female artists. Therefore, the Städel Museum focuses on female artists with Städel / Women, examining those who chose art as a profession with great independence and were not singular exceptions in a cultural scene dominated by male “artistic geniuses”. Alongside well-known painters and sculptors such as Louise Breslau, Ottilie W. Roederstein, and Marg Moll, many others successfully asserted themselves in the art scene around 1900. They include Erna Auerbach, Mathilde Battenberg, Ida Gerhardi, Annie Hopf, Elizabeth Nourse, or Louise Schmidt. From July 10 to October 27, 2024, the Städel Museum will present more than 75 paintings and sculptures from a total of 27 female artists.
For the great masters of Italian Baroque, drawing was a central part of their artistic work. The brothers Agostino and Annibale Carracci, Guercino, Stefano della Bella, or Gian Lorenzo Bernini not only laid the foundation for their paintings, sculptures, or prints with their drawings but also demonstrated the independence of the medium. From October 10, 2024, to January 12, 2025, the Städel Museum will showcase a total of 90 Italian Baroque drawings, all from its own collection, in the exhibition FANTASY AND PASSION. Drawing from Carracci to Bernini.
Amsterdam – a city with many faces. In the 17th century, Amsterdam is the metropolis of Europe. An influential citizenry shapes the destiny of the city, captured in significant paintings by the greatest Dutch masters. Foremost among them is Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, but also artists like Jakob Backer, Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck, Bartholomeus van der Helst, or Jan Victors reflect the self-perception of city society in Amsterdam group portraits. Golden Times? Art and Society in Rembrandt’s Amsterdam brings together approximately 100 paintings, sculptures, and prints, as well as cultural-historical objects from leading Dutch and international museums, from November 27, 2024, to March 23, 2025.
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