Museum Folkwang, Essen

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Founded in 1922, Museum Folkwang in Essen is one of Germany's best-established 19th- and 20th-century art museums. During the 1920s and '30s, this featured one of the leading modern art collections in the world--but the artworks were designated "degenerate art" by the Nazi Party and subsequently sold off or destroyed. In recent years, the museum has undergone a major redesign and has reclaimed its status as a leading gallery through its display of German Romanticism, heroic landscape art from the Late Classicist period, French Impressionism, German Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. The collection also incorporates the German Poster Museum, with approximately 340,000 posters from politics, economics, and culture. Add Museum Folkwang to your Essen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Essen journey maker app.
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  • The museum is housed in a modern, light-flooded building. There is an underground car park directly under the museum, so parking is no problem if you arrive in time before the museum opens. There is.....  more »
  • The Museum Folkwang has a great reputation. This time we visited and saw the great KEITH HARING exhibition. Such a wonderful collection of his art work. However beside of him it is without saying a...  more »
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  • I actually really liked it and I am not really an artsy person. I just didnt like the architecture of the building and how it was planned. But the art works are amazing.
  • Nice museum combining portraits, photography, abstract art, sculptures and much more. The entry is free for the museum (with the free entry you are not able to see the changing exposes. In order to get in here you need to pay a fee)

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