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Phone: +49 69 212 30447
Fax: +49 69 212 37882
Website: http://www.mmk-frankfurt.

Museum Für Moderne Kunst

Founded in 1981, the latest addition to Frankfurt’s museum world was baptized the »slice of cake« by locals, due to its triangular shape. In 1983 an open design competition was held to decide what the museum should look like. On May 17, 1983 Hans Hollein, a Viennese architect, was awarded the first prize and was commissioned to handle the project.

With his design for the Museum für Moderne Kunst Hans Hollein has accomplished an unusual architectural feat. He has succeeded in creating a triangular building which not only fits neatly into the triangular space available to him, but which is an experience to discover, and leaves a lasting impression on the visitor.

Permanent Collection

How did the museum come about?

The beginning: in 1981 the City of Frankfurt acquired a number of outstanding American and European works of art dating from the 1960s. They had originally formed a key part of the collection of Darmstadt industrialist Karl Ströher, who died in 1977.

Karl Ströher was a collector with vision, and had not only acquired individual works, but also whole groups of works by one artist: for example by such American artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, Walter De Maria, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. His collection also included the work of prominent German artists such as Joseph Beuys, Blinky Palermo, Reiner Ruthenbeck and Franz Erhard Walther.

The Pop Art section of the Ströher collection was acquired in its entirety by the MMK, which complemented it with individual works by Tom Wesselmann, Jim Dine, George Segal, James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

The »Contemporary Bridgehead« can be subdivided into a middle-aged and a younger generation of artists. Works of the middle-aged generation represent a necessary foundation to this section, both as a counterpart to the »1960s bridgehead« and by serving to place the works of the youngergeneration in context. This foundation must be continually built upon. (works by Anna and Bernhard Blume, Siah Armajani, Jeff Wall, Nam June Paik, Christian Boltanski, Rémy Zaugg, Peter Roehr, Charlotte Posenenske, Joseph Beuys, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell, Lothar Baumgarten, Mario Merz, Alighiero Boetti, Hanne Darboven, Reiner Ruthenbeck and Ilya Kabakov)

The younger generation artists include Julian Schnabel, Stephan Balkenhol, Francesco Clemente, ...+ [ Read all ]


The Capital 5/21/07 - 8/26/07
Blue Chips & Masterpieces

The Rolf Ricke Collection is the most extensive and valuable acquisition made by Museum für Moderne Kunst since the purchase of the Karl Ströher Collection in 1981.

It includes works by such trail-blazing artists as Donald Judd, Richard Artschwager, Barry Le Va, Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Jo Baer, Dan Flavin, Gary Kuehn, Lee Lozano, Fabian Marcaccio, Cady Noland, Steven Parrino and David Reed. The exhibition entitled Das Kapital – Blue Chips & Masterpieces embraces the entire building, showcasing outstanding works from the MMK Collection – from Andy Warhol and Robert Gober to Luc Tuymans – in a new dialog with oeuvres from the Rolf Ricke Collection.

Tino Seghal (*1976) 6/1/07 - 8/26/07
Tino Sehgal’s art is based on a categorically different concept of the artwork. For he breaks with the most fundamental convention of the visual arts, namely the material object. Indeed, Sehgal’s works are realized as actions and movements, as language spoken or sung, and are temporarily materialized by the body of the person performing and interpreting them. It may be museum guards or other persons involved, who then present a predefined choreography, embroil the visitor in a discussion about the market economy, or start to sing »This is propaganda« in a high voice whenever a visitor enters the room. Although Sehgal carefully rehearses the respective actions, the performance of his instructions for action still leaves much scope for the unforeseen.

Taryn Simon (*1975) 9/29/07 - 1/27/08
An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar
Taryn Simon first took the limelight with her exhibition of photograp...+ [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

Andreas Slominski 9/23/06 — 1/28/07
The Roter Sand Lighthouse and a Stroke of Luck

Dornbracht Installation Projects®:
Thomas Bayrle 3/17/06 - 1/28/07
40 Years Chinese Rock’n’Roll

Thomas Demand 3/25/06 — 1/28/07

Barbara Klemm 3/17/06 — 8/27/06
14 Days in China in 1985

Humanism in China 5/20/06 — 8/27/06
A Contemporary Record of Photography

Serge Spitzer and Ai Weiwei 05/20106 —

Frankfurt Positions i/i/o6— 2/12/06
Good is what is liked

spinning the web 9/24/05 — 1/29/06

The Ebay — Connection

What’s New, Pussycat? 3/19/05 — 7/31/05

Sturtevant: The Brutal Truth 9/25/04—1/30/05


€ 6.00, (reduced fee: € 3.00)
Admission is free on the last Saturday
of each month

The following qualify for reduced entrance:
school children,
persons enrolled on training courses,
people doing military or community service,
the unemployed,
the physically challenged,
holders of the Frankfurt Card,
BBK members,
groups of 12 or more persons

Admission is free for children aged six or under.

Public guided tours

Public guided tours are conducted on specific
themes and generally by members of the museum
staff who are experts in the relevant field.
As a rule public guided tours take place on Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3.15 p. m.,
on Wednesday at 11 a. m. and 6 p. m., and Sunday
at 11 a. m. You will find the topic of the guided tour
in the monthly guide.

Guided tours are free of charge.

Opening hours

Tue. 10 a. m. – 5 p. m.
Wed. 10 a. m. – 8 p. m.
Thurs. – Sun. 10 a. m. – 5 p. m.
Closed Mondays

Opening times on holidays
04/06/2007 Good Friday closed
04/08/2007 Easter Sunday 10 a. m. – 5. p. m.
04/09/2007 Easter Monday 10 a. m. – 5. p. m.

Getting there

Subway: U4, U5, Römer station
Streetcar: 11, 12, Römer/Paulskirche stop
S-Bahn suburban railway: Konstablerwache station

By car
Parking: Römer car park

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For your relaxation and refreshment:

Café Restaurant

Opening hours
Tues – Sun 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Hot food served from noon through 11 p.m.

Tel.: +49 69 289007

SHOP - BAGS and more

The TransparentFragmentBags are made out of the large-format banners of individual exhibitions. The bags are designed and produced by a company called airbag craftworks (airbag craftworks). Every bag is a one-off.

Limited edition. Price per bag: € 44,00

The bags can be bought at the Museum für
Moderne Kunst ticket office during opening hours.
Items can also be ordered on account (plus postage and shipment) by email or phone from
Frau Vogt (birgit.vogt@stadt–
tel. + 49 69 212 337 20).

Museum internal and external photos (2)

Click on the images to enlarge

News and events

There are no events scheduled at present.
For more information: +49 69 212 30462


The reading library of the MMK
is not available at present.

It contains approximately 40,000 volumes that include 30 current journals, international exhibition catalogs, and a broad range of different materials and reference works. Part of the index is available on computer. The digitalized data can be consulted by visiting the following site:


· Anton Henning
· Thomas Bayrle
· Humanism in China. Ein fotografisches Portrait
· Thomas Demand. Klause
· What's New Pussycat?
· Sturtevant. The Brutal Truth, Band I
· Sturtevant. Catalogue Raisonné, Band II
· Karl Ströher – eine Sammlergeschichte

Previously published
You can download a list of all MMK publications still available as a PDF file.

All publications can be bought at the Museum für Moderne Kunst ticket office opening hours. The publications can also be ordered on account (plus postage and shipment) by email or phone from Frau Vogt ( +49 69 212 33720).


Group guided tours

Please register by phone two weeks in advance. Please call Ms. Schmidt: +49 69 212 40691,
or write or email us.

If possible, groups of more than 25 people will be divided up into smaller units and shown round at the same time. The guided tour lasts around one hour. Guided tours in cycle can be arranged. Tours in foreign languages are also possible by prior appointment.


Family guided tours

Parallel to guided tours for children between the
ages of 6 and 10 there is a tour on the same topic
for accompanying adults. There is no need for prior
registration. The tour lasts approx. one hour.

Admission: Adults € 6.00; children € 3.00


Hide and Seek

Primary school classes (grades 2 through 4) that are interested can sign up for a game of hide and seek. Questions and painting exercises help us to understand the world around us and provide an opportunity to share our own experiences. There is a chance to experience the museum and its art collection close at hand. There is a focus on close attention, relating and fun.

All participants must register in advance.

For further information and to register
please call +49 69 212 40691.


A lively museum is inconceivable without private support. Particularly in Frankfurt, private art funding goes back a long way. In the past, benefactors such as Städel and Senckenberg made indispensable contributions. Today the private support of municipal cultural establishments is just as important as it was then.

Whatís in it for you
As a member of the "Freunde des Museumsfür Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main e.V." support group you have access to the international art scene and are in contact with artists and curators.

Friendsí privileges
You enjoy free admission to the Museum für Moderne Kunst and receive personal invitations to all exhibition previews, as well as invitations to lectures and films and discussion evenings. Furthermore, you have the opportunity of accompanying the director of the museum and the curators on art trips.

Katja Schmolke

Freunde des Museums für Moderne Kunst
(Friends of the Museum of Modern Art)
Frankfurt am Main e. V. c/o Museum für Moderne Kunst
Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: + 49 69 71033505
Fax: + 49 69 174297
Internet: (German version)


The partners
DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, DELTON AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Eurohypo AG, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, KfW Bankengruppe and UBS Deutschland AG

As partners of MMK, seven leading corporations are participating in a patronage plan that is quite unique in Germany. Each has committed for a period of three years to donate the sum of € 40,000 p.a. towards the needs of Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt. In return, the City of Frankfurt announced it is prepared to match the sums made available to the MMK.