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Neues Museum Weimar

History

The Grand Ducal Museum was opened in 1869 and was one of the very first museums in Germany. The Czech master builder Josef Zítek designed the domed central building in neo-Renaissance style. The side projections of the Neues Museum Weimar are covered with glazed pavilion roofs. Pioneering exhibitions of modern art were held here in the 1920s. The building had to be closed in 1952 because of inflicted damage during the second World War. Since 1988, dedicated citizens have succeeded in saving the remaining ruins. During the City of Culture year 1999, the building was reopened as the Neues Museum Weimar displaying international avant-garde works from the collection of Paul Maenz. During the City of Culture year 1999, the building was reopened as the Neues Museum Weimar displaying international avant-garde works from the collection of Paul Maenz. Since being withdrawn in 2004, the Neues Museum has been displaying the remaining gifts and acquisitions from the Paul Maenz collection in alternation with special exhibitions. Moreover, the museum displays works and collections representative of important eras along with items of contemporary art, for example from the GAG collection and the legacies of Rupprecht Geiger and Raimund Girke. These contemporary artworks are complemented by special exhibitions featuring works from classical times through to the present day.

Visitation

The staircase and the Preller Gallery on the first floor are the core of the museum. The monumental sculpture Goethe and Psyche over the landing was created by Carl Steinhäuser in 1851 in Rome, following a design by Bettina von Arnim. The staircase was redesigned in 1999 by the French conceptual artist Daniel Buren for the reopening of the museum. The Preller gallery displays a cycle of 16 frescos showing scenes from the Odyssey painted by Friedrich Preller the Elder. After  returning the Paul Maenz's collection in 2004, the Neues Museum Weimar is again exhibiting the collector’s legacies. These contemporary artworks are rounded off by special exhibitions featuring works from classical times through to the present day. One major attraction for visitors is the installation Das Zimmer (»The Room«) in the foyer, created by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist in 1998. The annex to the Neues Museum Weimar, a historical tram depot in an abandoned power station, houses the installation Konzert für Buchenwald (»Concert for Buchenwald«), composed by Rebecca Horn in 1999.

Visitor information

Address

Neues Museum Weimar
Weimarplatz 5
99423 Weimar

Current information

01.08.2014 - 09.11.2014
Krieg der Geister. Weimar als Symbolort Deutscher Kultur vor und nach 1914

01.08.2014
20:00 - 23:00 open
Sonderöffnung

Opening hours

1.1. - 29.3.
Mo We Th Fr Sa Su | 10:00 - 16:00

30.3. - 9.11.
Mo We Th Fr Sa Su | 10:00 - 18:00

10.11. - 31.12.
Mo We Th Fr Sa Su | 10:00 - 16:00

New Years Day (Jan 1)
10:00 - 16:00 open

Good Friday
10:00 - 18:00 open

Easter Sunday till Easter Monday
10:00 - 18:00 open

Labor Day (May 1)
10:00 - 18:00 open

Ascension Day
10:00 - 18:00 open

Pentecost (Saturday and Monday)
10:00 - 18:00 open

German Unification Day (Oct 3)
10:00 - 18:00 open

Reformation Day (Oct 31)
10:00 - 18:00 open

Christmas Eve (Dec 24)
closed

Christmas Day (Dec 25)
10:00 - 16:00 open

Day after Christmas (Dec 26)
10:00 - 16:00 open

New Years Eve (Dec 31)
10:00 - 16:00 open

Prices

Adults 4,00 € | Discount 3,00 € | School Kid (16-20 years) 1,00 €
Youth under 16 years free

Ausstellung Krieg der Geister:
Adults 5,50 € | Discount 3,50 € | School Kid (16-20 years) 1,50 € | Groups (10-25 people) 5,00 €
Youth under 16 years free

Kombiticket Ausstellung Krieg der Geister inklusive Nietzsche-Archiv, Ausstellungen Demokratie aus Weimar und FUROR TEUTONICUS im Stadtmuseum Weimar, Ausstellung Aus dem alten Weimar in der Kunsthalle Harry Graf Kessler:
Adults 9,00 € | Discount 6,00 €
Youth under 16 years free

Handicap Information

Zufahrt für Rollstuhlfahrer auf der Rückseite des Museums. Ausstellungsräume barrierefrei für Menschen mit Gehbehinderungen.

Contact

Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Stabsreferat Kommunikation, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Marketing
Besucherinformation Stabsreferat Kommunikation, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Marketing
Frauentorstraße 4
99423 Weimar
Phone: +49 (0) 3643-545-400
Fax: +49 (0) 3643-41 98 16
info@klassik-stiftung.de

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