Museum Frieder Burda
The museum of collector Frieder Burda in Lichtentaler Allee is a sparkling jewel in Kurpark Baden-Baden. Designed by renowned New York celebrity architect Richard Meier, the museum architecture allows for plenty of natural light and is truly unique, much like the collection itself, which contains its fair share of masterpieces. The approximately 800 paintings, sketches, sculptures and objects trace the history of art over the past 100 years. This exhibition alternates with special exhibitions.
Classical modern art and contemporary art are the primary focus of the Frieder Burda collection. With eight of Picasso’s pieces, the collection features an impressive selection of his later work. American artists of the abstract expressionism movement are responsible for the renown of the New York School. In addition to paintings by Gottlieb, de Kooning, Pollock and Rothko, the collection also contains one of Clyfford Still’s most important works of art – a unique piece in the European museum landscape.
In future, Museum Frieder Burda will present works of art to the general public in temporary exhibitions. A larger temporary exhibition is planned for each year.
With around 1,000 m2 of exhibition space, the new building receives a great deal of attention, due in part to its direct connection to Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (national art gallery). A cultural mandate and private commitment to culture have come together in this unique way for the first time in Germany.