Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
The MdbK [next;raum], established in 2022, offers new opportunities for participation and dialogue. Together with actors from urban society, the collections, their presentation and mediation are to be critically questioned. On 25.11.2023, the MdbK [next;raum] invites you to a theme day under the motto Unlearning Museum. You can find more information here.
MdbK X greater form
Since last year, the MdbK has been cooperating with the project group greater form and kids from Leipzig-Grünau. In 2023, the MdbK is a guest in Grünau. Under the motto Hosting, artistic research was carried out: What do the MdbK, the kids, greater form and Grünau have in common? At the end of the project, an interactive exhibition will be realised in the Allee-Center Leipzig. During opening hours, the kids invite you to participatory performances. Opening on 9.11, 6 pm. Further information can be found here.
For the first time, the monumental major works by Max Klinger (1857-1921) - The Judgement of Paris (1887), The Crucifixion of Christ (1890) and Christ on Olympus (1897) - will be exhibited together at the MdbK.
Since February 2022, the MdbK has been presenting 20th and 21st century painting and sculpture on the 3rd floor with a focus on art from Leipzig. More than 200 works trace the path that Leipzig art and the MdbK have taken over the past 120 years: from the Weimar Republic to the beginning of the Nazi dictatorship, from the founding of the GDR to German unity and the present.
MdbK for all
White markings on the entrance and stair landings, orientation aids in Braille, high-contrast labelling of the most important functions - the new guidance system of the MdbK takes the needs of people with visual impairments into account. The Sächsische Landesstelle für Museumswesen (Saxon State Office for Museums) supports and accompanies us on our way to a more inclusive museum (this measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament).
Currently, a total of six inclusive mediation stations for hearing, touching and seeing are installed at the MdbK, offering new access to works in the collection. You can find more information about the project here.
The MdbK preserves the extensive collection of the Leipzig merchant Maximilian Freiherr Speck von Sternburg (1776-1856), which he assembled on his estate in Lützschena near Leipzig. It includes more than 200 paintings, numerous drawings and works of graphic art as well as a library.
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And here is the link to the online collection
Evelyn Richter und Ursula Arnold Archiv
Das Evelyn Richter und Ursula Arnold Archiv ist ein Kooperationsprojekt der Ostdeutschen Sparkassenstiftung und dem Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Die Werke der Fotografinnen werden im MdbK bewahrt, erforscht und durch Ausstellungen sowie Publikationen vermittelt. Erfahren Sie hier mehr.
Since the end of the 1990s, so-called provenance research has been an important topic at the MdbK. From the end of 2015 until October 2020, the Magdeburg-based German Centre for the Loss of Cultural Property funded a provenance office at the MdbK with two successive funding projects, thus giving this field of activity new impetus. More information.
MdbK [in transit]
Since September 2019, the MdbK has been part of the country-wide funding programme 360° – Fund for New City Cultures. MdbK [in transit] is an ongoing process of discussion and learning.
Would you like to enjoy a piece of cake, a good coffee or something savoury? Then the CAFÉ TREFF is exactly the right spot for you. The café at the MdbK is open for your visit. Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Monday closed.