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Inspiring passion for art: Kunsthalle Emden
The Kunsthalle gallery in the North Sea port of Emden was built in 1986 for Henri Nannen – who founded Germany’s news magazine Stern – and his wife Eske. This popular visitor attraction is regarded as one of the finest museums in northern Germany.
A passionate art lover, Henri Nannen donated his collection of largely classical modern works to his home town and spent his entire personal fortune on building a museum to exhibit them.
Nannen once said that he made his selections not on a whim but on a wave of compulsion. This compulsive passion proved infectious as the Kunsthalle immediately won fame as a buzzing place of dialogue between man and art. Every year, the gallery mounts five or so special exhibitions themed on aspects of modern and contemporary art.
Under the Kunst Aktiv banner, a host of events and workshops focused on art appreciation run in the Kunsthalle and the studios of the neighbouring painting school. They give art lovers of all ages the chance to learn the theory of art and then apply it themselves. Children are particularly welcome in the Kunsthalle.