Museum Folkwang

Museum Folkwang

Essen’s renowned art museum presents every European movement from the Romantics in the 19th century to Abstract Expressionism after the Second World War. The museum was founded in 1902 in Hagen and moved to Essen in 1921 when its collection was sold to the city. It has a feast of art by household names like Caspar David Friedrich, Ferdinand Hodler, Gustave Courbet, Monet, van Gogh, Renoir, Gauguin Franz Marc, Kirchner, Kandinsky and Paul Klee. The Museum Folkwang has also absorbed the rich collection of the defunct German Poster Museum, and stages temporary exhibitions of its 340,000-strong collection of graphics from the GDR, Weimar Republic and Germany in the last 30 years.

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