Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Rethinking collection

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).

Sternburg Stiftung

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

Provenance research

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.


At MZIN you will find everything your heart desires and round off your visit to the MdbK: Catalogues, artists editions, magazines and merchandise. For more information, visit, Facebook and Instagram.


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.