Saarlandmuseum, Moderne Galerie
The Modern Gallery is one of the leading museums in southwest Germany and is the leading museum institution in Saarland. Characterised by its location close to the border, its rich holdings from Impressionism to the present unfold in dialogue, particularly between French and German artistic movements.
Paintings of the Berlin Secession, German Expressionism as well as the art of the École de Paris and Art Informel form their own high-ranking emphases. The museum houses the estate of the sculptor Alexander Archipenko and has extensive graphic and photographic collections, the latter going back directly to the founder of "subjective photography", Otto Steinert.
The museum building is one of the pioneering museum buildings of the early Federal Republic. Designed by the St. Ingbert architect Hanns Schönecker and realised in three construction phases between 1965 and 1976, it is now a listed building due to its high architectural and historical status.
With its extension, which opened in 2017 and was realized by Kuehn Malvezzi / Michael Riedel, the Moderne Galerie has taken a decisive step into the future. As of now, it will not only be able to show its extensive collections to a much larger extent than before, but will also open up more to contemporary art.