Photographs from the Collection of the DZ BANK at the Städel Museum

18 June to 21 September 2008

In a show entitled “REAL – Photographs from the Collection of the DZ BANK”, the Städel presented a selection of outstanding works from the DZ BANK art collection. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the DZ BANK’s founding, the exhibition provided a broader public with the opportunity to gain an impression of the quality and diversity of a corporate collection whose uniqueness is by no means limited to Germany. Frankfurt’s mayor Petra Roth opened this panoramic presentation on 17 June 2008.

If on a smaller scale, this anniversary exhibition anticipated a state of affairs slated to become a reality in conjunction with the Städel’s expansion. Within the framework of an agreement on an innovative form of cooperation, the DZ BANK gave the Städel more than two hundred works from its art collection. The transfer went hand in hand with the opening of the new Städel exhibition hall where, since 2010-11, these works have a permanent home.

CURATORS: Luminita Sabau, Dr. Christina Leber and Dr. Hubert Beck, DZ BANK Sammlung