Museum of Fine ArtsLeipzig
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Museum of Fine Arts
Leipzig’s Museum of Fine Arts reopened in its new purpose-built centre in December 2004. After 61 years in temporary premises, one of Germany’s foremost civic art collections finally has a permanent home again.
Around €75 million was spent on the first full reconstruction of an art museum in Germany’s new federal states since 1945. In 2001, the museum and its collections were included in the ‘blue book’ commissioned by the federal government to highlight cultural institutions of national importance in the former GDR.
In a unique synthesis of art and architecture, the permanent collections and temporary shows are mounted in 7,000 square metres of exhibition space. On display are masterpieces from the 15th to the 21st century. Particular highlights include the late-medieval paintings, the 17th century Dutch paintings and the German art of the same period.