Frankfurt am Main


Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44

Phone: +49 (0)69 219314-0
Fax: +49 (0)69 219314-11

Frankfurter Kunstverein

The Frankfurter Kunstverein was founded in 1829 and is one of the oldest and most respected art associations (Kunstvereine) in Germany. The internationally renowned exhibition venue for contemporary art has enjoyed a long and varied history. With an emphasis on the presentation of younger works and artistic approaches many pioneering artists and artistic trends have been discovered here. Since 1962, the Frankfurter Kunstverein has been located in the Steinernes Haus directly in the city center of Frankfurt between the cathedral and the Römer (town hall). It has developed into the central place for artistic trends and future-oriented issues and provides a platform for exhibitions, site-specific projects, performances, artist talks, and expert panels. Here, artists, the creative community, and an inquisitive audience find their network for the exchange of art, culture, science, and social issues.

Under the direction of Franziska Nori, the Frankfurter Kunstverein presents exhibitions from an emerging younger generation of international artists. The goal of the programming is to further develop the Frankfurter Kunstverein’s considerable potential by directly focusing on current themes more than other institutions and bringing them back into the community. With an understanding of art as an intermediary between specialist knowledge, theoretical positions, and the realities of life, the Frankfurter Kunstverein works together with artists who also address questions from other disciplines, from the natural sciences to the humanities. Their artistic explorations allow for another way of looking at what society is today, and what our future can be.

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Thomas Feuerstein: PSYCHOPROSA
May 29 – August 30, 2015

Trevor Paglen: The Octopus
June 20 – August 30, 2015

Previous Exhibitions

New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs
January 23 — April 26, 2015

Forthcoming exhibitions

Roots. Indonesian Contemporary Art
September 26, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Body-Me: The Body in the Age of Digital Technology
September 26, 2015 — January 10, 2016


8 € regular, 6 € reduced

Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Fri: 11am – 7pm
Thu: 11am – 9pm
Sat, Sun: 10am – 7pm
Closed on Monday

Getting there

Underground (U-Bahn):
U4 / U5: Dom/Römer Station
U6 / U7: Konstablerwache Station
Tram: line 11 / 12: Römer Station
Commuter Train (S-Bahn): all lines: Konstablerwache Station


Cafébar im Kunstverein

Located directly next door to the Frankfurter Kunstverein’s exhibtion spaces, the Cafébar im Kunstverein perfectly combines culture and gastronomy. The spacious cafe boasts an interior surface of 150 m², a ceiling height of 4 meters, large windows, and an expansive terrace overlooking the Römer (town hall). It is a meeting place for artists, the creative community, and business people in the heart of Frankfurt. Those who come here for lunch will encounter both the city’s cultural sector as well as politicians and VIPs in a relaxed atmosphere.

With great attention to every detail, the cafe welcomes guests for brunch, lunch and after-dinner drinks and serves homemade cakes at teatime. Market-fresh food, a timeless, bright interior with a classic design that has stood the test of time, fresh flowers, and a romantic summer garden make the Cafébar the perfect spot for slowing down the pace. As an extended platform of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, it is the place where innovative contemporary art, evening music events, lectures, and interdisciplinary debates on current topics take place.

The Cafébar can also be rented for private parties and corporate events.

Monday–Wednesday, Friday–Sunday: 10am–7pm
Thursday: 10am–Midnight

Steinernes Haus am Römerberg
Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt
Tel: 069 84770863

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Literature about the Frankfurter Kunstverein
-Curt Gravenkamp: Rückblick auf History und Tätigkeit des Frankfurter Kunstvereins vom Jahre 1829 bis zum Jahre 1954, Frankfurt am Main 1954.

-Claudia-Renée Booms: Der Frankfurter Kunstverein im 19. Jahrhundert, Thesis, Frankfurt am Main 1995.


Guided tours of both exhibitions take place every other Sunday at 2 pm. A guided tour
of one of the exhibitions takes place every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6.30pm.


Become a member of the Frankfurter Kunstverein and expand contemporary art and culture’s circle of supporters!

Benefits of Membership at the Frankfurter Kunstverein:

Year-round free admission to all exhibitions
Free or reduced admission to special events
Limited artist editions at a reduced price
Reduced price on publications
Opportunity to participate in exclusive member events, such as members’ guided tours, studio visits and networking meetings
Invitations to exhibition openings (via e-mail newsletter and/or by mail on request)
Speaking and voting rights at the association meetings
Year-round free admission to around 300 other art associations (ADKV)
20% discount on food and drinks in the Kunstverein’s Cafébar

… and your contribution will be put towards the preservation of this institution.

If you wish to become a member, please contact us under

Venue hire

We are delighted to rent out our premises and offer companies and organizations the opportunity to create a unique experience for their guests, for conventions, celebrations, or receptions. The Frankfurter Kunstverein is an open house that offers individual solutions to the most diverse requirements.

Spread over three levels, the appropriate room size and shape can be found for all occasions: from the spacious foyer on the ground floor with classical exhibition halls up to the self-contained artist residency space. The rooms can be rented individually or in combination. We will gladly help you identify which of the proposed spaces is best suited for your event in a person.

Your guests will enjoy a unique atmosphere at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, in close proximity to current and emerging art – an inspiring experience.

For further information please contact