Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Time Slot Reservation

The visit of the MdbK is possible with a pre-registration and negative Corona test result*. You are welcome to book your time slot reservation independently, here you will also find the conditions for your visit.

Time Slot Reservation

If you have any questions or problems with the online reservation, please feel free to contact our hotline at +49 341 216 999 14.

Café Idee

After more than seven months of closure due to the pandemic, the café at the MdbK is open again from Wednesdays to Sundays. We are delighted and invite you to join us!


Die überlebensgroße Skulptur des Komponisten und Pianisten Ludwig van Beethoven, die der Bildhauer Stephan Balkenhol vollendet hat, wird im MdbK erstmals öffentlich ausgestellt - auf dem von Max Klinger für seinen Beethoven geschaffen Marmor-Sockel..


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]

Zur Zeit werden im MdbK insgesamt sieben inklusive Vermittlungsstationen entwickelt, die neue Zugänge zu Werken der Dauerausstellung und zur Architektur des Hauses bieten und im Frühjahr installiert werden. Weitere Informationen zu dem Projekt finden Sie hier....

Blue Spots on my Mind

A listening tour around the MdbK - daily from 10 am to 10 pm. You can find out more about this cooperation project with Schaubühne Lindenfels here.....

MdbK [outside]

Not all the artworks in our collections are located in the museum. In our social media series MdbK [outside], we show art in public spaces that you can discover in Leipzig - in Clara-Zetkin-Park, in Grünau quarter, at the South Cemetery or at the New Trade area. More information about the locations, artists and their works on our Facebook and Instagram page.

Digital Schooling

Our digital programme for school classes accompanying the exhibition ANDREAS GURSKY can be found here...

The content on our digital platform is aimed at all class levels and invites you to get to know the artist and his way of working. Images, texts, background information and concrete instructions for action enable an artistic-practical examination of selected works.
If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact our art educators.

(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)

Promises of Today

Die im Workshop entstandenen Arbeiten eines digital-analogen Vermittlungsprojektes mit dem Leipziger Leibniz-Gymnasium zur Ausstellung “1950-1980. Fotografie aus Leipzig” lassen sich jetzt auf einem "Padlet" ansehen...
(Hinweis: Die Server der Plattform »padlet« befinden sich außerhalb der EU, eine Übermittlung personenbezogener Daten und eine Zusammenführung zu Nutzerprofilen sind möglich)

MdbK [insight]

During the closure, we bring art to your home with MdbK [insight]. All episodes are available to watch on our video channels on Youtube and Vimeo.

MdbK [talk]

On our Soundcloud channel we talk to artists and experts about our exhibitions. You can also currently listen to it here: The audio guide to the Andreas Gursky exhibition introduces the artist's work and presents selected photographs.

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...


Seit Ende der 1990er Jahre ist die sog. Provenienzforschung im MdbK ein wichtiges Thema. Von Ende 2015 bis Oktober 2020 finanzierte das in Magdeburg ansässige Deutsche Zentrum Kulturgutverluste mit zwei aufeinander folgenden Förderprojekten eine Provenienzstelle am MdbK und gab damit diesem Aufgabenfeld neue Schubkraft. Einen ersten Überblick über die damit verbundene Forschung finden Sie hier...