Major Goethe exhibition planned More visitors in the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn

BONN · The Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn welcomed ten per cent more visitors last year than in 2017. A major Goethe exhibition is planned for summer 2019.

The Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn is planning “the first major Goethe exhibition in 25 years” for the summer. The Bundeskunsthalle said the show would bring together around 200 exhibits on loan from public and private collections around the world. The spectrum of artists ranges from Caspar David Friedrich, Auguste Rodin, William Turner and Piet Mondrian to Andy Warhol. Over nine sections, the show, from 17 May to 15 September, will outline Goethe’s creations and works as well as the major political events of the day.

In 2019 there will also be an exhibition on the ancient civilisations of Palmyra, Mossul and Aleppo, which were partially destroyed by the terror group IS during the Syrian War. An exhibition on the history of San Francisco opens on 13 September and on 1 November, a major retrospective on the work of Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997), one of the most important German post-war artists. Last year, the Bundeskunsthalle welcomed 675,000 visitors, ten per cent more than in the previous year.

(Original text: dpa. Translation: kc)

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