Quadrat Bottrop – The Josef Albers Museum
|Art museums||Quadrat Bottrop – The Josef Albers Museum|
Im Stadtgarten 20
|About the Museum||For many people the word “museum” conjures images of uninspiring paintings and stuffy air. The Bottrop Quadrat follows a very different approach and can rightfully claim to be one of the most unusual museum complexes in Germany. The Quadrat offers an extraordinarily lively presentation of culture and history. The combination of the Josef-Albers Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art, with its collection of ancient and local history, is also well worth a visit.
The Josef-Albers Museum is a tribute to the city’s most famous artist. The architectural design of the museum complex is a representation of Josef Albers’ masterpiece “Huldigung an das Quadrat” (“homage to the square”). The modern gallery is not so much a traditional museum but rather a location for interaction with contemporary art. By following the development of constructivist art and organizing several exhibitions each year the gallery has become enormously popular.
The museum of ancient and local history attained scientific recognition long ago as a result of the special concept behind it. The exhibits in this gallery are almost exclusively from the ice age period and were found in the local area.
About 50,000 visitors a year come to this extraordinary museum complex.
|Museum Collections||Artworks of Josef Albers.|