Lichtentaler Allee 8A

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Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

The Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden is an exhibition venue for international modern and contemporary art. Built in 1909 to a design by architects Hermann Billing and Wilhelm Vittali at the park on Lichtentaler Allee, the museum has at its disposal nine sky-lit rooms and a cabinet (approx. 700 square metres in all) for mounting alternating exhibitions. The Neo-Classicist building, which houses no collection of its own, provides an ideal platform for staging dialogues between the artwork and its surrounding space; the versatility of this forum facilitates that dialogue in all the media (painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation).

The Kunsthalle owes its reputation in the international art context not just to its unusually attractive rooms, but also to its consistent promotion of contemporary art and its close cooperation with artists and international partners, a collaboration to which all the museum's directors have felt duty bound since the state of Baden-Württemberg took over the institution in 1952.

September 2002 saw the beginning of construction work on the building that will house the internationally first-rate Frieder Burda Collection, the Kunsthalle's partner and future neighbour. The years 2003 and 2004 also mean a period of reconstruction and renewal for the Kunsthalle. With due respect for the architecture of Hermann Billing, much-lauded by visitors, architects and artists alike, the Kunsthalle foyer is to be considerably extended so as to be able to accommodate new functions. The reconstruction will integrate the glazed bridge in the foyer linking the Kunsthalle and the Frieder Burda Collection, and a joint caf? f... [ Read all ]


For information on the current programme and its accompanying events, as well as on the cinema-summer in the park in front of the Kunsthalle, concerts, and readings, we publish a Newsletter four times a year; with its brief introductions to the exhibitions, this publication complements the exhibition catalogues.

Previous Exhibitions

Lost & Found
Hungary and Contemporary Art
9 December 2006 – 25 February 2007

Works by Isa Genzken, Richard Jackson, Roman Signer and Diana Thater
from the Hauser & Wirth Collection
30 September - 19 November 2006
Opening: Friday 29 September 2006, 7 pm
With a dance performance by Cherrycab

15 July to 17 September 2006

Pictures of Man, from the photograph collection of the Institut d'Art Contemporain - Frac Rhone-Alpes, Villeurbanne/Lyon and the Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole
13 May - 2 July 2006

Thomas Schütte – Works on Paper
11 March – 30 April 2006
Press conference: 10 March 2006, 11 am

Forthcoming exhibitions

Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?
Positions of colour-field painting

July 21st – September 30th 2007
Opens friday Juli 20th 2007, 19 h
Press-conference: Friday, Juli 20th 2007, 11 h

Details (in german)


€ 5; reduced rate € 4
Admission free for school classes

Opening hours

Tues – Sun 11.00-18.00 hrs
Wed 11.00-20.00 hrs
Closed Mondays


The Café Kunsthalle offers culinary specialties to each meeting

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events

All kinds of exciting events take place at the Kunsthalle

Entrance: FILM/LECTURE: 3, - PERFORMANCE/CONCERT: 5, - PaintAction: 10, - (inclusive lunch) (one price, no reduction)

Detailed program (in german)


In order to mediate the artistic positions and issues presented in the exhibitions, the Kunsthalle organises regular discussions, lectures and talks with artists in a series entitled "DIALOG/DIAGONAL".




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