Art Museums and Gallerys

    Dresden has long been a cultural and artistic hub and today's vibrant contemporary art scene is growing rapidly, with new galleries and creative spaces opening that take a modern outlook to this historic city; while at the same being supported by the vast historic Dresden State Art Collections.

    • Old Masters Gallery
      The Old Masters Gallery holds outstanding masterpieces from the history of European art. These include famous Renaissance works such as Raphael's "Sistine Madonna".
    • New Masters Gallery
      The New Masters Gallery grew out of the Old Masters Gallery and displays around 300 paintings from leading artists such as Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Otto Dix and Claude Monet.
    • Lipsiusbau Exhibition Hall
      The richly decorated restored building complex offers now an impressive setting for art exhibitions while serving as a place for the exploration and reflection on contemporary art.
    • Sculpture Collection
      The Sculpture Collection covers more than 5 millennia, from classic antiquity, Renaissance, Baroque and Expressionism to the 21st century, by artist such as Degas, Rodin and Lehmbruck.
    • Dresden City Art Gallery
      Founded in 2002 the City Art Gallery sees itself as a forum for art in the region. The collection contains approximately 1,700 paintings, 800 sculptures, and more than 20,000 graphicworks.
    • Museum of Dresden Romanticism
      Since 1981 the Kügelgenhaus has housed the Museum of Dresden Romanticism. In nine thematically arranged rooms, a epoch of Dresden history from the 18th - 19th centuries are shown.
    • Hans Körnig Museum
      The Hans Körnig Museum in Dresden's Baroque Quarter is dedicated to painter and printmaker Hans Körnig and displays his extensive paintings and graphic prints in changing exhibitions.
    • Ostrale - Centre for Contemporary Art
      The Ostrale main exhibition spaces are a collection of former slaughterhouse buildings that date back to 1906, and provide an exhilarating contrast between the contemporary artworks displayed.