About the Museum
The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is home to a unique collection of artworks spanning seven centuries. Each year they present several ambitious special exhibitions.
In addition to the traditional areas of Early German, Italian and Netherlandish art, as well as Swabian Classicism, the museum’s collection embraces Classical Modern art and contemporary painting and sculpture. A wide range of stylistic movements—Fauvism, Brücke, Blauer Reiter and Cubism—are represented by prominent work groups as well as by outstanding pieces by individual artists, including Picasso, Beckmann, Schlemmer, Beuys, Kiefer and Baselitz, that account for the international acclaim this museum enjoys.
Constructed under King William I of Württemberg between 1838 and 1843, the oldest section of the Staatsgalerie’s facilities is at the same time one of the oldest museum buildings in Germany. It was joined in 1984 by British star architect James Stirling’s world-famous structure, which is considered a paragon of post-modern architecture. The newest addition, an annex designed by Wilfrid and Katharina Steib, now houses the richly traditional graphic arts collection, with holdings of far more than 400,000 drawings, watercolours, collages, prints and posters.