The Graphic Collection of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel holds 30,000 works of art.

The collection includes prints from the Dürer period, Dutch landscape prints from the 16th and 17th centuries and Italian prints. German hand drawings and watercolours of the 19th century are also extensively represented. The collection includes numerous portfolios, artists' books and ornamental engravings.

A special feature is the collection of expressionist art with works by Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde and Christian Rohlfs. With important positions such as Josef Albers, Miriam Cahn, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Franz Gertsch, Lucebert, François Morellet, Robert Rauschenberg and Gerhard Richter, German and international art after 1945 is represented. The collection also includes photographic works by Nan Goldin, Candida Höfer, Boris Mikhailov, August Sander and Michael Wesely, among others.

The Kunsthalle is also one of the first museums in Germany to have built up a video art collection. The first video works entered the collection as early as 1983. Today, the collection comprises more than 100 works by over 40 artists: from pioneers of video art such as Klaus vom Bruch, Nan Hoover, Marcel Odenbach, Ulrike Rosenbach, Nam June Paik, Pipilotti Rist or Bill Viola to young positions such as Rachel Maclean or Thorsten Brinkmann.

The collection is continuously expanded with contemporary international artists and works of classical modernism.

To the study room of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Study ROOM

The Kunsthalle zu Kiel is a member of the Graphische Sammlungen network and participates in the Graphikportal.



Dr. Annette Weisner
Head of Collection Prints and Drawings and Provenance Research, Curator


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