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State Gallery of Stuttgart

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Neighbourhood: Oberer Schlossgarten
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Address: Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 30-32, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 711 470400
10:00 - 18:00
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With its rich collection of masterworks dating from the fourteenth century...

With its rich collection of masterworks dating from the fourteenth century to the present, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is among Germany’s most popular museums. Both its impressive museum complex and its holdings mirror the link between tradition and modernity.

The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart presents its superb collection on some 9,000 square metres of exhibition space offered by the old building of 1843, the famous post-modern Stirling Building, and the Steib Halls constructed in 2002. Among the prominent holdings are the approximately 400,000 works belonging to the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Early Swabian panel painting and outstanding examples of nineteenth-century Swabian Neoclassicism. The chief emphasis of the museum collection is undoubtedly the Classical Modern period with art spanning the years from 1900 to 1980. Special highlights here are Oskar Schlemmer’s Figurines for the Triadic Ballet of the early 1920s, Henri Matisse’s famous Backs (1909-‒30), numerous works by Picasso including the sculptural group The Bathers (1956), and the Joseph Beuys room installed by the artist himself.

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Lovely building displaying some wonderful art

The location is close to Schlossplatz but the road it is located on is hideous and somewhat off-putting but don't let this deter you...superb museum, an oasis of peace in a city... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

The location is close to Schlossplatz but the road it is located on is hideous and somewhat off-putting but don't let this deter you...superb museum, an oasis of peace in a city that can be rather underwhelming at first - not helped by being a building site at present. The Bacon exhibition with over 40 paintings was a great bonus,... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you visit Stuttgart and you are interested in art, it's really recommended to visit the Staatsgalerie.

Thank Dieter T
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very nice place. We were there for the exhibition of paintings by Giorgio de Chirico. The ambient is really nice, and the whole building is an architectural marvel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went for a small show of impressionists and to see the collection of 20th century art, all were from the permanent collection. It was impressive and the explanations in each room were very good, giving context the the groupings and exposure ot lesser known artists along side the more famous names using similar styles. There was also a Francis... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The permanent exhibit is a must! The largest collection of Picasso in Germany, work by all the major masters of contemporary and modern art. A good exhibition for Francis Bacon. All very well done, and in English!

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High Wycombe, UK
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lovely art Gallery with a great mix of art and styles. Francis Bacon exhibition was very interesting as were the collection of 17th and 18th century paintings

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Though it was a baking hot day, we were so glad we did this. The building is stunning, great collection, well worth a visit

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Nueziders, Austria
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

it is not the best museum and it is under reconstruction at the moment but I enjoyed the permanent exhibition and francis Bacon exhibition is very good -so enjoy (if you like this kind of modern art)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our favorite museum in Stuttgart. Huge but manageable in 2-3 hours collection of mostly European art. The curator has been somewhat playful with the design of the collections placement so for instance you can be in a section of old masters and turn the corner and find a room full of Picassos. Excellent Restsurant in the bottom floor. Wednesday the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I went to the Staatsgalerie on a rainy day last weekend. I'm not much of an art enthusiast but I certainly can be very impressed by great collections. I wasn't impressed by what I saw in this museum. Additionally, I feel that the organization of the museum was confusing. They handed ma a map but there were no real landmarks... More 

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