Must-See Art Guide: Frankfurt

Skyscrapers and other high-rise buildings give Frankfurt its nickname, Mainhattan.

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Gunilla Jähnichen, o. Titel (2010). Courtesy of Galerie Hübner + Hübner.
Man Ray, Black and White (1926). Courtesy of VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.
Herber Mehler, Capsula (2006). Courtesy of DavisKlemmGallery.
Tom Christopher, Celebrating the Lavender Mist on Broadway (2009). Courtesy of Galerie Barbara von Stechow.
Jan Kopp, Courir Niemeyer (2013). Courtesy of La criée, Centre d’art, Rennes.
John de Andrea, Ariel II, Denver (2011). Courtesy of Louis K. Meisel Gallery.
Marcos Tamargo, Atardecer (2011). Courtesy of Galerie AM PARK.
Helene Schjerfbeck, Selbstbildnis mit schwarzem Hintergrund (1915). Courtesy of VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.
Iiu Susiraja, Luuta/Broom (2010). Courtesy of Iiu Susiraja.
Andrea Grosso Ciponte, Suicida Seriale (2013). Courtesy of Art Virus Ltd.

Skyscrapers and other high-rise buildings give Frankfurt its nickname, Mainhattan, the fifth-largest city in Germany, located on the Main River. More than 60 museums and art exhibition venues can be found on the Museumsufer (Museum Riverbank)—much to the delight of art lovers. One of the most famous art museums in Germany, and Germany’s oldest museum, is the Städel Museum. In 1845, the museum was the first to exhibit photographic works. The long history of photography and the most important works in European photo art can be explored at the current exhibition, “Lichtbilder.” If you are interested in contemporary Finnish photography, you should visit the upcoming show “Potretti” (Finnish for portrait) at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. Finland will be the Guest of Honor at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

Shining a spotlight on Manhattan is the gallery exhibition “New York. Just like I pictured it,” on view at Galerie Barbara von Stechow, with new works by American artist Tom Christopher. Other international artworks are on view at the Galerie AM PARK, which continues its exhibition series with paintings, sculptures, and prints by Spanish artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Salvador Dalí, and Antoni Tàpies. A picturesque city, located next to Frankfurt in the Rhine Main Region, is Wiesbaden. There, we recommend paying a visit to the exhibition featuring works by German sculptor Herbert Mehler at DavisKlemmGallery. Enjoy an Ebbelwoi (“apple wine,” the national drink of Frankfurt) in the Big Ebbel.


Exhibition:HEIMAT ?

When: September 5–October 3, 2014

Where: Galerie Hübner + Hübner, Gruenebuergweg 71, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition: “Lichtbilder – Photography at the Städel Museum from the Beginnings to 1960”

When: September 7–October 5, 2014

Where: Städel Museum, Dürerstraße 2, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition: “Herbert Mehler”

When: September 9–October 4, 2014

Where: DavisKlemmGallery, Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 63, Wiesbaden, Germany


Exhibition: “Tom Christopher: New York. Just like I pictured it.”

When: September 11–October 10, 2014

Where: Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Feldbergstraße 28, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition:Jan Kopp – Constellations Ordiniaires #3

When: September 12–October 10, 2014

Where: Marion & Eva Meyer Contemporain, Eichendorffstraße 70A, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition:True to Life

When: October 1, 2014–March 1, 2015

Where: Liebighaus Skulpturensammlung, Schaumainkai 71, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition:Spanische Künstler

When: October 2–December 20, 2014

Where: Galerie AM PARK, Telemannstraße 1 – 3, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition:Helene Schjerfbeck

When: October 2, 2014–January 11, 2015

Where: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition: “POTRETTI – Contemporary Finnish Photography”

When: October 4–November 30, 2014

Where: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Braubachstraße 30 – 32, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Exhibition:Buchpräsentation der Graphic Novels “Sandmann” und “Geisterseher

When: October 10, 2014

Where: Art Virus Ltd., Bergesgrundweg 3, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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