Collection / Collection Highlights


The Städel Museum shows important artworks testifying to seven hundred years of European art history under a single roof. Outstanding paintings dating from Middle Ages to the present are enhanced by choice sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. They invite visitors on a journey in time through the history of art and bring the everyday culture, society and history of the different eras back to life.

Modern Art

Otto Dix, The Artist’s Family, 1927, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Otto Dix

The Artist’s Family (Detail)

Contemporary Art

Jean Dubuffet, Le violoniste au chien / Violinist with Dog, 1952, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Jean Dubuffet

Violinist with Dog (Detail)

Department of Prints and Drawings

Albrecht Dürer, A Lady from Nuremberg and a Lady from Venice, ca. 1495

Albrecht Dürer

Lady in Venetian Dress Contrasted with a Nuremberg »Hausfrau«

Old Master Painting

Albrecht Dürer, Portrait of a Young Woman, 1497

Albrecht Dürer

Portrait of a Young Woman

Old Master Painting

Adam Elsheimer, The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross, 1605–08/09

Adam Elsheimer

The Frankfurt Altarpiece

Modern Art

Max Ernst, Aquis submersus, 1919, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Max Ernst

Aquis submersus (Detail)

Old Master Painting

Jan van Eyck, Lucca Madonna

Jan van Eyck

Lucca Madonna

Old Master Painting

Fra Angelico, Madonna and Child Enthroned, Surrounded by Angels, ca. 1420

Fra Angelico

Madonna and Child Enthroned

Department of Prints and Drawings

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Children’s Scene: Contest or Instruction in Reading, after 1780

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Le concours

Modern Art

Vincent van Gogh, Planteuse de pommes de terre / Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes, 1885

Vincent van Gogh

Planteuse de pommes de terre (Detail)

Department of Prints and Drawings

Albrecht Dürer, Melancolia I, 1514

Albrecht Dürer

Melancolia I
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