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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
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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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Enjoyable Time at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Their collection is nicely arranged and I enjoyed reading the descriptive panel in each room. I find it is always interesting to read different perspectives and you always learn... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Their collection is nicely arranged and I enjoyed reading the descriptive panel in each room. I find it is always interesting to read different perspectives and you always learn something new even about works or artists you're familiar with. I had read that some people might find this collection small but I felt it was perfect for an afternoon wander... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is a very interesting museum in the said city. The items there exhibited, mainly paintings and sculpture, find themselves in the relevant rooms of two buildings: the Alte Staatsgalerie, built in 1843, and the Neue Staatsgalerie built on the architect James Stirling’s design in the eighties of the twentieth century. The rooms are spacious and very well... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The annoying exterior aside, this is one of Germany's great art museums, and once inside, the galleries are spacious and refreshing. Plan on a half-day to see everything, including special exhibitions which are of high quality (I was lucky enough to be there while Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto was installed). The extensive Renaissance religious art holdings are spectacular, and the 20th-century... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is absolutely fantastic. There is a room full of Picasso but there are other great, very famous masters. There are rooms and rooms full of medieval art from the region. Huge Altars with intricate design. I believe it is free to go on Wednesday to the General Exhibition but you have to pay for the Special ones. When in... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The gallery has good collection of paintings of renaissance and baroque. The gallery is divided accroding to geographical principle (Italian, Hollander, German etc.). There is also a bit of modern art. In line to permanent exhibition there are also temporaries. They have Rembrant's selfportrait and several paintings of Modigliani.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The entrance to the gallery displays a lovely sculpture of 3 men walking and once into the gallery rooms, one is treated to an exceptional collection, beautifully displayed in large rooms, without ever feeling cluttered. The Picassos in the collection are exceptional and the building housing this collection is a real treat. The terrace shows off the building and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's a really nice gallery with a really varied and cool permanent collection ! The temporary exhibitions were great too (Bacon and Manifesto) however Bacon was a bit overpriced considering it was a small exhibition. Also the audioguides are in German only which is quite disappointing. They could do with more lockers too and a better selection of stuff in... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

you can visit ...many great interesting cultur events can travel with train, bus, car ..."S-Bahn & U-Bahn"

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I come to the State Gallery for see the Impressionist part of it but it was closed. At that point I visited the rest of the museum, it was good and it worth a visit.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Much bigger than I'd imagined so allow at least 3 hours to see everything. Excellent permanent collection and classy temporary exhibitions. Far better than youd expect for a regional gallery.

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