Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main

The Schirn Kunsthalle is Frankfurt's foremost exhibition space located in the heart of the old city next to the Dom (Frankfurt Cathedral). Exhibitions in recent years included retrospectives of Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Alberto Giacometti, Bill Viola, and Yves Klein. The name Schirn is derived from the German word for an open-air stall for selling goods. The Schirn Kunsthalle is the main venue for temporary art exhibitions, mainly of modern art, in Frankfurt, Germany. It opened in 1986. Historically, "Schirn" means an open-air stall for the sale of goods and such stalls were located here until the 19th century. The area was destroyed in 1944 during the Second World War and was not redeveloped until the building of the kunsthalle. The Schirn Kunsthalle has 2,000 square meters of exhibition space. It was designed by the architectural firm of Bangert, Jansen, Scholz & Schultes.