The Messmer Collection
The collection includes about 1000 paintings and sculptures of classical modern and contemporary art.
An essential part of the collection is the work of the Swiss artist
whose estate is looked after by the messmer foundation.
A special focus of the collection is the direction of concrete-constructive art.
This collection was supplemented in 2012/2013 by extensive donations from the private collector Renate Trettin from Freiburg and another private collector from southwest Germany. Our heartfelt thanks go to the donors.
Please note that the Kunsthalle only presents temporary exhibitions and not a permanent display collection. Selected works from the Trettin Collection are presented permanently in the stair tower of the Kunsthalle.
About the individual collection areas
New acquisitions 2015
- Suzanne Daetwyler
- Bruno Erdmann
- Sun Jinlong
- Klaus J. Schoen
Private endowments 2013
Color Aditivo Permutable 1982 | Couleur Additive CA 13 1970
Zerotique 1985 | Relief-eponge 1962/1977
- Yvaral Structure ambigue 1970
- Peter Vogel Aleatoric Quartet
Hans Jörg Glattfelder
- Jaap Egmond o.T. 1974
Puntigramma 150 1989
- Gunter Frenzel floor sculpture steel 2000
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Marc Chagall – Dreamed worlds
21.10.2023 until 25.02.2024
Current: Nina Gamsakhurdia – Eternity?
16.09. – 05.11.2023