Museum of Applied Arts

As a vibrant place of discovery, the Museum Angewandte Kunst focusses on the perception of currents and developments in society with a special emphasis on design, fashion and the performative element.

Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Museum für Angewandte Kunst - © Anja Jahn

Against the background of its prominent collections – works of European handicrafts dating from the twelfth to the twenty-first century, design, book art and graphics as well as Islamic and East Asian art – it strives to shed light on the obscure and create relationships between the events and stories revolving around things. The changing exhibitions tell of cultural values and evolving life circumstances given shape and expression with new forms. They moreover consistently point to the question of what applied art is and can be today, and the dichotomy between function and “aesthetic added value” that distinguishes this art form.
The architecture housing the Museum Angewandte Kunst was designed by Richard Meier. By integrating the Neoclassicist Metzler family villa built in the nineteenth century, he created an ensemble consisting of the surrounding park, the villa and the new building. With its re-opening in April 2013 and the restoration of the Meier architecture to its original splendour, the Museum Angewandte Kunst is conceived as a space of possibility, a realm of sensory thought and experience, a platform for research, dialogue and negotiation, conversation, cooperation and participation. An ambitious museum education programme offers individual access to the museum’s themes. Within that framework, what the visitors see, hear and experience in the presentations can be woven into the fabric of their own lifeworlds through personal exploration.

Monday closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
02.11.2020 to 14.02.2021 Closed

Access to some areas of Room 1 on the ground floor via 3 19-cm steps. Access to the 2nd floor of “Villa Metzler” via stairs (26 17-cm steps).
Wheelchair, mobile seats and magnifying glasses available.
Guided tours and workshops for blind and vision-impaired visitors as well as guided tours in plain language upon request and at standard times.



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