Anyone that wants to learn about art in Frankfurt has definitely found the right blog and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Frankfurt art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Frankfurt
If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Frankfurt you can head to:
- Museum Für Moderne Kunst at Domstr 10
- Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt at Römerberg
- Städel Museum at Schaumainkai 63
- Museum Angewandte Kunst at Schaumainkai 17
- Frankfurter Kunstverein at Markt 44
- Museum Giersch Der Goethe Universität at Schaumainkai 83
- Ikonen Museum Frankfurt at Brückenstr 3-7
- Liebieghaus Skulpturen Sammlung at Schaumainkai 71
- Caricatura Museum Frankfurt at Weckmarkt 17
- Dz Bank Kunstsammlung at Platz Der Republik
- Bernhard Knaus Fine Art at Niddastr 84
- Sakhile & Me at Oberlindau 7
Since the 1960’s Museum Für Moderne Kunst has collected more than 5,000 unique works of art. Kids under the age of 18 are always free to enter, and on the last Saturday of each month everyone gets in free. Visit Für Moderne Kunst from 11am to 6pm most days but be warned that they are closed on Monday and stay open until 7pm on Wednesday.
Frankfurt’s Städel Museum is open from 10am to 6pm most days but they are closed on Monday and stay open until 9pm on Thursday and it was originally founded in the early 1800’s making many believe that it is the oldest museum foundation in Germany. Their collection includes over 3,000 paintings, 600 sculptures, 5,000 photos, and 100,000 drawings and prints that range from the early 14th Century to today. Pieces by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Jan Van Eyck, Rembrandt van Rijn and many more have works on display. Every second Thursday of the month they put on a popular art talk event near you, they host many workshops, and kids under 12 always get in free.
Museum Angewandte has a similar set up to Museum Für Moderne Kunst because children under 18 always get in free and no one has to pay on the last Saturday of the month. You can also try out their monthly workshops for all ages but like many of the best museums in your area don’t go on Monday because they will be closed.
There are over 3,000 sculptures ranging from Ancient Egypt to Neoclassicism on display at Liebieghaus Skulpturen who is one of the world’s leading sculpture museums. Don’t go on Monday because the doors remain closed but they open at 10am Thursday through Sunday and at noon on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Of the 10,000 works in the collection at Caricatura Museum you will find some by FW Bernstein, Chlodwig Poth, Robert Gernhardt, and Hans Traxler. Kids up to age 18 get in free when they are open from 11am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday.
Nearly a thousand international artists created the around 10,000 works you will see at Dz Bank Kunstsammlung which is open from 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Saturday. Their specialty is contemporary photographic art but you will also get to see plenty of cool paintings, sculptures, and graphics.
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art has works for rent plus they offer local art consulting and advisory services while keeping regular hours of 1pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday and from 11am to 3pm on Saturday.
Materials & Supplies Near You
The best places to buy art supplies and materials in your area are:
- Vowinckel Bastelbedarf at Kleiner Hirschgraben 14
- Montana Store at Schulstr 3
- Klein at Friedberger Landstr 136
- Kannemann Zeichenbedarf at Am Schwalbenschwanz 1
- Bastelkiste Höchst at Justinuskirchstr 5
- Boesner at August Schanz Str 12
- Idee Creativmarkt at Schäfergasse 14
Those who want materials and supplies for street art and graffiti can head to Montana Store.
Klein has an extensive selection of supplies and various handicraft materials plus they can help with framing.
Kannemann Zeichenbedarf can do a lot of things in addition to selling materials and supplies in your area like repairing antique writing implements, providing paper consultations, and even doing international color deliveries.
Not only can you buy art supplies at Bastelkiste Höchst but they also have all kinds of craftwork supplies like haberdashery, knitting and crochet needles, and a vast selection of fabrics and wool.
Shows & Events
You should check out these art shows and events that are held in your area:
- Creativeworld Frankfurt in January
- Museumsufer Fest in late August
- Discovery Art Fair in November
Some would say that Creativeworld Frankfurt is the biggest DIY trade fair in the world today. Every January numerous artists in the fields of arts and crafts, graphics and requisites, handiwork, hobbies, textile design, graffiti and street art gather to show off their latest creations.
Each year over the last weekend of August the great 3 day Museumsuferfest goes down on the banks of the River Main. 3 million people come to check out art, theater, dance, music, and unique cuisine.
The exhibition hall on the fairgrounds is home to the Discovery Art Fair each November. Expect to find a wide variety of classic paintings, graphic prints, sculptures, drawings, videos, and more mixed-media pieces for sale at affordable prices.
Don’t forget about the Art Talk events at Städel Museum on the second Thursday of each month either.
Art Dealers & Appraiser
When you are ready to find a new piece for your collection or when you want to know how much a piece is worth you can go to art dealers and appraisers near you like:
- Kunstefan at Bornweg 43
- Frank Landau at Dieselstr 30-40
What is better than walking around outside on a beautiful day and seeing some cool art in your area:
- Walk Frankfurt at An der Hauptwache 1
- Museum Embankment Walk at Brückenstr 3-7
You can take group or private tours with Walk Frankfurt that will show you around the Old Town area and take you past some of the best public art in the city.
The Museum Embankment Walk will take you past dozens of the top museums and galleries near you.
Sculptures & Statues
There are some really nice sculptures and statues around town like:
- Liebieghaus at Schaumainkai 71
- Monumento Toro y Oso de la Bolsa at Schillerstr 14-18
- Body of Knowledge at Theodor W. Adorno-Platz
- Inverted Collar & Tie at Mainzer Landstr
- Skulptur Tänzer at Taunusanlage
- Hammering Man at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 1
Reinhard Dachlauer created the Monumento Toro y Oso de la Bolsa in the late 1980’s that you can find in front of the Stock Exchange Building today.
Goethe University is home to Body of Knowledge which was sculpted by Jaume Plensa in 2010.
The DZ Bank Building is where to go to see the massive 12 meter high and 7.5 ton Inverted Collar and Tie sculpture which has been there since the mid 1990’s after being created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
In 1985 Skulptur Tänzer was sculpted by Doris Schmauder who is a local German sculptor.
You can find Hammering Man near the exhibition tower where it has sat since the early 1990’s.
Frankfurt Art Classes
Whether you are trying to find private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults the best art schools in Frankfurt would be:
- Städelschule at Dürerstr 10
- Frankfurter Malschule at Eschersheimer Landstr 90
- Die Kunststunde at Im Braungeröll 23
- Kunstschule Atelier Irene Schuh at Bethmann-Hollweg-Str 10
- Freie Kunstakademie at Schmidtstr 12
Städelschule is one of the top academies of fine arts in Germany and has been teaching students in your area since 1817. If you are interested in visual art, architecture, and curatorial studies you can try one of their programs.
Children and adults can take the private or group lessons at Frankfurter Malschule who also hosts kids birthday parties and corporate events.
The instructors at Die Kunststunde teach kids 7 and older plus they have lessons for adults while also offering weekend classes and private lessons.
If you want to further your education in art and teaching consider Kunstschule Atelier Irene Schuh whose instructors also do private lessons, summer academies, and weekend classes.
Beginners can try one of the 2 hour warm up classes at Freie Kunstakademie to see if they want to sign up for a whole course. Freie Kunstakademie prefers to teach to small classes and their class times can work with most schedules.
Studios For Rent Near You
You can try to rent local art studio space at:
- Atelierfrankfurt at Schwedlerstr 1-5
- Studiospace at Lange Str 31
- Kontor at Hanauer Landstr 48a
For art framing services in Frankfurt try out:
- Kunst & Handwerk Bildeinrahmung at Senefelderstr 166
- Rahmen & Rahmen at Fahrgasse 7
- Stephanie Forbach at Gutzkowstr 67
- Hartmann Holzmarkt at Alte Gasse 27-29
There are more than 2,000 frame profiles and 700 varieties of passé-partout cardboard available at Kunst & Handwerk Bildeinrahmung who can also help with picture or frame restorations and who also has gold leaf plating frames available.
Whether you need framing consultations or painting restorations Rahmen & Rahmen can help you out. Every year in April and September they have framing workshops in your area on Thursdays and Fridays.
You can buy modern or antique frames at Stephanie Forbach plus they do services like restorations, conservations, and consulting advice.
Klein from the art supply list also does framing.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Frankfurt Art Scene
The full art scene near you was covered as well as we could. You learned about the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers that you may want to check out.
If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene yourself. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.
We hope you enjoy your time at the best Frankfurt art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.