Kunsthalle (Art Gallery)
Henri Nannen, founder of the German magazine ”Stern”, built a house for his collection of 20th century art in his hometown Emden in 1986. His passion as a collector gave rise to a very special compilation of art. The Kunsthalle in Emden is a popular destination for art enthusiasts from all over Germany and the neighboring foreign countries. The German Expressionism and the art of the “New Objectivity” form the centerpiece of the collection. Part of the highlights of the Kunsthalle are works done by the “Brücke”-artists Kirchner, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, Pechstein, Müller and Nolde. Furthermore, artists associated with “Der Blaue Reiter” (Jawiensky, Münter, Marc and Macke) and paintings by Beckmann, Feininger, Kokoschka, Rohlfs, Hofer, Radziwill and Modersohn-Becker are part of the collection.
Another part of the museum is dealing with contemporary art. Apart from a unique selection of Russian art from the “Glasnost”-period, works of Hödicke, Zimmer, Richter, Damisch, Altmeppen and Kantor are highlights of the collection.