Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Your Visit

Due to the growing incidence in Leipzig, further protection and hygiene measures will be necessary starting on Sunday, 12.09.2021. The 3-G regulation applies. This means that admission is only possible with a negative corona test or valid proof of vaccination or recovery. In addition, contact tracking is necessary for visitors to the MdbK. You can use the Corona warning app, the Luca app or a handwritten contact form for this purpose. We would also ask kindly to wear a medical mask (FFP2 or similar) and to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other persons. We look forward to your visit!

Artist Talk

On the occasion of Ibrahim Mahama's book presentation and the exhibition of three of his art works at the MdbK, Stefan Weppelmann talks to the artist. The talk will take place on 17.09.2021 at 6 pm in the foyer. Please register at +49 341 216 999 34 or watch the livestream on Instagram.

World Alzheimer’s Day

The guided tour "A fragrance, a colour, a sound" will take place during World Alzheimer's Day and Dementia Week 2021 on 21.09. and on 23.09.2021 (both from 10-11 a.m.). We invite dementia patients and their relatives to discover the art of Baroque in the MdbK with their own senses. Please register by mail at

Photo: World Alzheimer’s Day 2020
Photo: World Alzheimer’s Day 2020


From 23th of February to 15th of March, the city became an exhibition space. On more than 200 backlit billboards, the MdbK showed reproductions of five paintings from its collections instead of classical advertising during the lockdown. For each of the works, there is a short audio piece, analogous to an audio guide. An overview of the billboarded works can be found here....

MdbK [hubs]

Currently, seven inclusive mediation stations are set up at the MdbK, which offer access points to listen, touch and see.

Digital Schooling

The art mediation offers material for schools to use in class. The content on our digital platform Padlet is aimed at all class levels and invites you to get to know artist, exhibition and much more. (Note: The servers of the "padlet" platform are located outside of the EU, a transfer of personal data and a combination with user profiles is possible)

Evelyn Richter

The photographer Evelyn Richter is the first winner of the Bernd and Hiller Becher Award for Photography – this was announced by the city of Düsseldorf on 02/04/2020. Since 2009, the extensive work of the artist has been preserved, researched and communicated by the Evelyn Richter Archive of the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung at MdbK. Click here for more informations...


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.