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State Gallery of Stuttgart

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Neighbourhood: Oberer Schlossgarten
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Address: Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 30-32, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 711 470400
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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With its rich collection of masterworks dating from the fourteenth century...

With its rich collection of masterworks dating from the fourteenth century to the present, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is among Germany’s most popular museums. Both its impressive museum complex and its holdings mirror the link between tradition and modernity.

The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart presents its superb collection on some 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. Among the prominent holdings are the approximately 400,000 works belonging to the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Early Swabian panel painting and outstanding examples of nineteenth-century Swabian Neoclassicism. The chief emphasis of the museum collection is undoubtedly the Classical Modern period with art spanning the years from 1900 to 1980. Special highlights here are Oskar Schlemmer’s Figurines for the Triadic Ballet of the early 1920s, Henri Matisse’s famous Backs (1909-‒30), numerous works by Picasso including the sculptural group The Bathers (1956), and the Joseph Beuys room installed by the artist himself.

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Free visit on Wednesday to this large gallery!

We went on a Wednesday as we had read the gallery was free that day. We had a very helpful woman who let us know that we could also see the special exhibition for free (which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went on a Wednesday as we had read the gallery was free that day. We had a very helpful woman who let us know that we could also see the special exhibition for free (which normally costs extra) after 5:30 for the last 30 minutes the gallery is open. So our late visit worked ot perfectly. The permanent exhibition... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I found this gallery very boring and spent less than an hour here. The saving grace was that my hotel had offered complimentary tickets so it wasn't a case of lost money.

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Thank Godsgloriousworld
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel gave us free passes to visit the State Art Museum which is a couple of blocks away. Interesting special exhibitions.

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Thank Jim R
Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the impressive collections here! We were limited on time but managed to see most rooms in 75 minutes. All descriptive captions were written in German and English. There was a coatcheck, gift shop, and café. Tickets were reasonably priced (€7 per adult on a Thursday evening). I highly recommend this museum - best to carve... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not expect the amount of famous master pieces. Was really a worthwhile Wednesday afternoon and I was lucky enough to be able to see the private exhibition (€12) that was shoeing, wow! As an artist myself I walked away feeling inspired for my next "master piece"! I would highly recommend the Gallery to visitors.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entry tickets are extremely expensive. I don't understand why. It's definitely not worth to pay so much.

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Thank Mick66622
Christina H, Marketing & communication at State Gallery of Stuttgart, responded to this review

Dear Mick66622, we're sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. For only 7€ you can look at art from the 14th century until today. We've got a lot of European expressionism, many paintings and famous sculptures of Picasso, the last original beuys room and of course the largest Oskar Schlemmer collection. The collection entry is free on Wednesdays. More 

Venice, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deinitely worth visiting, you can see a lot of famous masterpieces from medieval to contemporary art.

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Thank MattiaItaly81
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised how many paintings there are at Staatsgalerie. The Gallery have Picasso,Marc Shagall,Claude Monet,Gougin,Cezanne,Van Gogh. At Special Exhibition-Toulose-Lautrec,Renoir.

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Thank ravnaliev
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scottish architect, German management. You will like this place even if you're not an arts expert. The building will awe you and so will the impressive collection of paintings and sculptures from several centuries. Very reasonably priced!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very big museum of art, from 1200's to 2000's, they have a huge collection, with some impressive masterpieces. I thought it was kind of difficult to follow the expo due to bad indications and the map didn't help...

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