Constellations III

8 March to 1 June 2008

“Constellations III” offered a survey of paintings, sculptures, installations, and works on paper from the second half of the twentieth century in the collection of the Städel Museum.

While many museums with outstanding collections of Old Master paintings limit their collecting activity to those eras, the Städel has always seen it as its task to integrate current, contemporary trends into its collection as well. From its founding in the early nineteenth century to the present, this has remained an important concern of the institution.

The Städel consequently possesses a series of significant works of art from the second half of the twentieth century and has been expanding this area of the collection continuously through acquisitions, commissioned works, and donations. “Constellations III” was a continuation of the periodically changing presentation of the collection of works from the second half of the twentieth century and from the twenty-first century that began with “Constellations I” in May 2006.

Image: Yves Klein, Relief éponge bleu, 1960, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, © The Estate of Yves Klein / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

CURATORS: Max Hollein, Dr. Jutta Schütt and Dr. Sabine Schulze, Städel Museum