Kunsthaus Meyenburg in Nordhausen

Meyenburg House of Art

On September 22, 2002, the villa of the former Meyenburg Museum, built in 1907 in Art Nouveau and Historicist styles, was opened as a new center for art in northern Thuringia after extensive interior renovation. The claim of the city of Nordhausen to create an art house for both regionally and nationally significant art manifested itself with the new conception and the associated renaming to “Kunsthaus Meyenburg”. The exhibition rooms were completely changed and redesigned in strong Art Nouveau colors from red to green and blue according to historical findings. Since then, they offer unusual backgrounds for the presentation of graphic works of art – from black and white to color – as well as paintings, photographs or sculptures, which are presented in regular rotation in special exhibitions.

In addition to the municipal art collection, the Kunsthaus also houses the collection of the Ilsetraut Glock-Grabe Foundation. The special feature of the Kunsthaus exhibitions is the unusual combination of the exhibits. Thus, the contemporary works of art in the rooms are juxtaposed with historical furniture from the 17th to the 19th century. The virtual tour shows the current special exhibition “Simply animal! From rooster to horse”.