We are all about to dive deep into everything about art in Stuttgart and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
Up next we will discuss a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Stuttgart
Some of the best art galleries and museums in Stuttgart would be:
- Kunstmuseum Stuttgart at Kleiner Schlossplatz 1
- Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen at Charlottenplatz 17
- Staatsgalerie at Konrad Adenauer Str 30-32
- Künstlerhaus Stuttgart at Reuchlinstr 4b
- Kunsthaus & Galerie KEIM at Marktstr 31 A
- Galerie Michael Sturm at Christophstr 6
- Galerie Reihnard Hauff at Paulinenstr 47
- Galerie Schuellenmaier at Kleiner Schlossplatz 11
- Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg at Gerokstr 37
- Galerie Kaess Weiss at Nelkenstr 20
- Urban Art Gallery at Rotebühlstr 51a
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is open from 10am to 6pm most days and until 9pm on Friday and is home to exhibitions and the collection of modern and contemporary art with regional and international positions occupying a prominent place in the museum landscape of the region and throughout Germany.
Germany’s oldest intermediary organization for international cultural relations is Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen which promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. IFA supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue, and conference programs and it acts as a center of excellence for international cultural relations.
The Staatsgalerie is open from 10am to 5pm most days and until 8pm on Thursday and it has a rich collection of masterworks dating from the fourteenth century to the present making it one of the country’s most popular museums. Both its impressive museum complex and its holdings mirror the link between tradition and modernity as the Staatsgalerie presents its superb collection on roughly 9,000 square metres of exhibition space offered by the old building of 1843, the famous post-modern Stirling Building, and the Steib Halls constructed in 2002.
The Künstlerhaus Stuttgart was founded in 1978 by artists as a lively place where the means of production of art are rethought with the founding goal to promote the interlinked working conditions, creative interests, and lived relationships that make up art production.
Display, framing, and collection management advisory services to collectors of contemporary art can be found at Galerie Reinhard Hauff which is open from 1pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday and gets the most out of your collection.
Galerie Kaess Weiss was founded in 1986 and their program focuses on the graphic arts, painting, sculpture, and photography by young and established international artists from Europe and North America. They will be glad to offer you advice with regard to documentation, conservation, insurance, and transportation for your artworks and can help with the purchase and sale of contemporary art in your area.
The Urban Art Gallery has set a goal of becoming a permanent address for urban contemporary art in southern Germany. They hope to position urban art outside the illegal milieu and youth centers, present internationally recognized female artists, and offer friends and collectors of urban art a platform for building and expanding collections.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These local art stores are good places to buy new supplies or materials:
- Schreibfant at Koenigstr 49
- Hobbymarkt at Hauptstr 64
- Müller at Königstr 5
- Deko Maier at Rotebühlstr 71
- Idee Creativmarkt at Kronenstr 4
Schreibfant has a large selection in their range for hobby artists, professionals or beginners including paints, paper, canvases, handicraft accessories and many other materials.
When the Müller company was founded in 1953 it was certainly not foreseeable that this would be the birth of one of the most interesting companies of the German retail trade but today they have more than 800 branches of art supply stores.
In 1960 Albert Maier and his son Jürgen opened Albert Maier Decoration Supplies and Decoration Papers. Their clientele includes the decoration departments of department stores and retail companies as well as shop window designers, stand builders, set designers, agencies, advertising photographers, and architects along with design and art students.
Idee Creativmarkt sells everything from handicraft items and stationery to writing utensils, stamps, and paints to jewelry, quality wool for great knitting, crochet projects, and more.
Shows & Events
You will probably have a lot of fun at these art shows, events, and festivals in your area:
- Art Karlsruhe in February
- International Festival of Animated Film in May
- Summer Festival of Cultures in July
- Creative Stuttgart in November
Art Karlsruhe kicks off the year of art fairs in Germany as this fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary art spans a spectrum of more than 120 years of art history. Art Karlsruhe presents the complete bandwidth of the art of the 20th century flanked by the latest works fresh off the artists’ ateliers.
Founded in 1982 the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film ranks among the world’s most important events for animated film in all its aspects and with its intersections with visual effects, architecture, art, design, music, science, games, and more. Every year it attracts up to 100,000 visitors and industry professionals from all over the world with the best of high-quality animations and interactive works.
The Summer Festival of Cultures takes place every July in Marktplatz and the big street festival is a place where you can encounter enthusiastic people of all nationalities, races, and ages.
Ceramics, digital media, drawing, glass blowing, painting, pastels and drawing watercolors, photography, and other medias are all well represented at Creative Stuttgart.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
Art dealers and appraisers near you are places to find new unique pieces or learn the value of something you already own:
The managers at Lumas Galerie are mostly responsible for the selection of exhibited items as well as the nature of the galleries. Art fans and collectors can discover and enjoy a wide variety of photo art on site in the several LUMAS edition galleries throughout Germany, Europe, and the rest of the world.
Galerie Thomas Fuchs focuses solely on modern painting and the gallery exhibits its artists in its local rooms as well as at national and international art fairs.
Some of the places from our best galleries near you list like Galerie Kaess Weiss and Galerie Reinhard Hauff could be considered art dealers and can help with purchasing, selling, consultations, and more.
When the weather is nice walk around outside and see unique art in your area on one of these tours:
- Hall Of Fame Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt at König-Karl-Str
- Art & Culture Tour With a Local at Konrad-Adenauer-Str 30
The Hall of Fame Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt is a place where everyone can let off steam creatively in the designated areas.
The Art & Culture Tour With a Local helps travelers get a better feel for the area and will take you past some of the coolest creative sites in the city.
Sculptures & Statues
Another fun thing to do on a sunny day would be to check out some of these unique statues and sculptures:
- Inspiration 911 at Schwieberdinger Str 130D
- Grosse Badende at Feuerseepl 14
- Denkpartner at Börsenstr 1
- Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal at Karlsplatz
- Statue der Stuttgardia at Marktplatz 1
The first 911 rolled off the production line here in 1963 and is the core of the Porsche brand and inspired by this the English artist Gerry Judah created a sculpture that consists of three steles, each of which carries a Porsche 911 at the top at a height of up to 24 meters.
At the so-called ‘Feuersee’ a lake in the city stands a figurative public sculpture called ‘Grosse Badende’ which translates to the Big Bathing Woman. The bronze sculpture was created by Walter Rempp in 1980 and placed there in 1986.
Denkpartner is a large sculpture of a head resting on two hands that was created by Hans-Jörg Limbach who was a prominent Swiss sculptor.
You can check out the statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I. on the Karlsplatz in the city centre which was put up in March of 2011.
Statue der Stuttgardia is a bronze statue of a woman with a crenelated crown with oak branch and a model of the town hall of 1905 in her hands. The sculptor was created by a German creative named Heinz Fritz.
Stuttgart Art Classes
Whether you are trying to find private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults some of the best art schools in Stuttgart are:
- State Academy of Fine Arts at Am Weissenhof 1
- Freie Kunstschule at Bottroper Str 42
- Heidemarie Mungenast at Gausstr 76B
- Atelier Stephanie Wieck at Dürrstr 25
- Kunstschule Kreativkreisel at Heusteigstr 69
The State Academy of Fine Arts, ABK Stuttgart, is characterized by its diverse range of subjects with 20 courses in the fields of art, architecture, design, teaching and art studies, and restoration. It offers around 900 students a broad field in study and research opportunities in the liberal and applied arts.
Founded in 1927 by Adolf Hölzel who many consider to be the pioneer of abstraction and his student August Ludwig Schmitt, the Free Art School Stuttgart is the oldest non-governmental academy for art and design in Germany. In the course of time important artistic personalities such as Ben Willikens, Jan Peter Tripp, Petr Hrbek, and Peter Lenk have emerged from it.
You can play with colors and shapes like a child again for the sake of playing and overcome your own limits and restrictions that your critical mind sets at Heidemarie Mungenast.
The Atelier Stephanie Wieck studio is located on the west of town and offers a friendly, bright and creative atmosphere with a view over the whole area.
Kunstschule Kreativkreisel offers paper advice, paper courses, and professional pre-studies for local artistic courses plus they even have their own courses and host creative events.
Studios For Rent Near You
Local art studios can be rented at:
Loft Studio provides you with a one-of-a-kind and iconic daylight-flooded rental studio and since they shoot there, work there every day, and require a creative and high-quality ambiance their local event space has been painstakingly equipped down to the last detail. They offer an open ear and are delighted to help with photo shoots, video shoots, interviews, workshops, small events of up to 40 people, presentations, courses, team events, or your original idea.
The Württembergischer Kunstverein’s Studio House was designed by local architect Paul Stohrer in the late 1960’s and it houses nineteen art studios and has been providing temporary residency to foreign artists since 2009. The Studio House was refurbished in 2011 with funding supplied by the Kunstverein and the city.
When you need art framing services in Stuttgart you can try:
- Kunsthaus Fischinger at Esslinger Str 20
- Atelier für Kunst und Rahmen at Schlosserstr 30
- Rahmen Atelier Steffen Zerrer at Albstr 16
- Rahmen & Spiegelatelier at Mozartstr 39
- Kunst + Rahmen at Kirchheimer Str 53
At Kunsthaus Fischinger framing has been their profession since 1893 and they know how to frame graphics, canvas prints, or three-dimensional objects.
The gilders, frame builders, restorers and artisans at Atelier für Kunst und Rahmen can help with large and small projects for what is emerging or what is completed.
Rahmen Atelier Steffen Zerrer offers individual solutions for frame design and picture framing in your area with a high quality standard while they can also do conservational framing with non-aging materials and reversible fastening solutions to preserve the value of the pictures.
Rahmen & Spiegelatelier specializes in the appropriate tasteful presentation of a work including its size, width and depth, its material and the frame style, and possibly a passe-partout in the appropriate size and color which also influences the effect of the work of art.
Kunst + Rahmen manufactures unique and gilded frames according to traditional craftsmanship and each of their frames is worked across corners using the oldest and most demanding gilding technique, poliment gilding.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Stuttgart Art Scene
Well guys, we tried to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. We listed the best local galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if you noticed anything incorrect in the comments. Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Stuttgart!