Program & Collection

Program and Collection

The Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen is dedicated to influential positions in contemporary art ranging from painting, photography, and film to spatial and temporal installations.

Bernd und Hilla Becher, Fachwerkhaeuser Bernd and Hilla Becher, Framework-Houses of the Siegen Industrial Area, 1958-1973 Start diashow
Its main focus is aimed at contemporary art practice and its roots while pursuing the exciting changes in artistic themes and strategies, interrelationships and references prevalent in modern art. The Museum's primary objective is to promote and enhance our understanding, appreciation, and fascination of art while feeling equally committed to both the art and our visitors.

One important point of departure in the Museum’s conceptual program are the works of Bernd and Hilla Becher, since Bernd Becher was born and grew up in Siegen. This explicitly underscores the region’s contribution to international contemporary art and lays the groundwork for the Museum’s conceptual orientation regarding the Collection and its ongoing exhibitions.

Blick in die Sammlung Lambrecht-Schadeberg mit Werken von Cy Twombly Works by Cy Twombly in the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection / Winners of the Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen
© Cy Twombly Foundation, Photo Christian Wickler
Sigmar Polke, Strahlen Sehen View at the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection , Sigmar Polke, "Strahlen Sehen", 2007
Photo Christian Wickler © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
The Museum also permanently showcases the exquisite private Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection, which represents an impressive panorama of painting in the later half of the twentieth century and contains paintings and prints by the 13 Rubens Prize laureates Hans Hartung (1957), Giorgio Morandi (1962), Francis Bacon (1967), Antoni Tàpies (1972), Fritz Winter (1977), Emil Schumacher (1982), Cy Twombly (1987), Rupprecht Geiger (1992), Lucian Freud (1997), Maria Lassnig (2002), Sigmar Polke (2007), Bridget Riley (2012) and Niele Toroni (2017).

The Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection was created over twenty years ago in connection with the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen's foundation. Since then the Collection has continuously grown to now comprise over 150 paintings, drawings, prints, as well as several photographies and sculptural pieces.

The Rubens Prize awardees draw our attention away from the present and back to the twentieth century, tracing an impressive young history of European painting.

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Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen

Phone:+49 (0) 271 405 77 0
Fax: +49 (0) 271 405 77 32