Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt am Main

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20th Anniversary Exhibition featuring artist James Turrell
20th Anniversary Exhibition featuring artist James Turrell

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Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main (Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main)

Koons, Bacon and Warhol, oh my! These are some of the names you'll be seeing (and singing) in Frankfurt's youngest museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt am Main (Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main). This museum is known to city residents and post-modern architect lovers as the "piece of cake" because of its triangular plot and subsequent building shape. While the shape of the plot offered many challenges for prize-winning Vienna architect, Hans Hollein, it also gave him a chance to marry that challenge with the possibility (and success) of creating a work of art himself. The building has 40 individually designed rooms so that the light and art can have spatial harmony within the massive post-modern 4,150 square meter (44,670 square feet) edifice.

There are rotating exhibitions featuring 21st century works of installation artists, photographers, painters, sculptors etc., being curated year round. These exhibitions go hand in hand with the impressive permanent collections the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt offers up to its museum-goers. Inside the museum there will be for every art lover. From Minimalism to American Pop Art to post-Minimalism and Conceptual art, there is an array of thoughtfully curated works. Interactive installations from famed artist Bruce Nauman and iconic images from Roy Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein vacation rentals | Lichtenstein travel guide) will hopefully brighten up your mind while you travel through 40-plus light-flooded rooms that are entwined with your experience.

The museum is located in the Altstadt (old city) district. The entrance of the museum was intentionally put on Domstrasse and Braubachstrasse so that the building's heart would be forever opening to the heart of the ancient city of Frankfurt. Visitors standing in the grand entrance with its white walls, clean shapes and sweeping cuts will surely notice the thought and talent it took to create such an inviting, yet contemplative space.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Admission Fees:

    Regular € 10 / Reduced € 5
    Admission is free for children aged 6
    A reduced admission price applies to school and university students, senior citizens, persons with disabilities and their escorts, unemployed persons, and persons performing compulsory military or civilian service. Valid identification required.
    2-Day ticket € 23 and good for all museums in Frankfurt am Main
    Admission is free for members of Friends of the Museum für Moderne Kunst, partners and sponsors, students of the Kunstgeschichtliches Institut and the Kunstpädagogik faculty at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule and Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach / Main.

Opening Hours

    Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm
    Wed 10 am - 8 pm

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