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Record 1.16 million visitors to Kunstmeile Hamburg in 2016

Visual arts well established in Hamburg's cultural scene - renovations almost complete

The Kunstmeile Hamburg consisting of the Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg with its exhibition halls for contemporary art and photography, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe can look back on a record 1.16 million visitors in 2016 or an increase of 160,000 over 2015, a press release said Monday (March 13). The figures are the highest since the art mile was founded. Renovations in four institutions are complete and the Bucerius Kunst Forum will be renovated next year.

International visual art in Hamburg

Commenting on the importance of co-operation among the institutions, Dr. Stefan Brandt, Managing Director of the Kunstmeile Hamburg, stressed: “Hamburg’s cultural landscape has been in an optimistic mood since the Elbphilharmonie opened. It is a fortunate coincidence that all the buildings along the Kunstmeile have undergone extensive renovations. Audiences have apparently noted the message that visual art can be experienced in Hamburg on an international level in contemporary spaces – apart from music and theatre.”

Art programme 2017

Together the five institutions exhibit an up-to-date, vibrant selection of contemporary and historical art in all media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, applied arts and design. Highlights in 2017 are likely to be Venetian painting in the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Paula Modersohn-Becker in the Bucerius Kunst Forum as well as Bill Viola in the Deichtorhallen and a TIERE exhibition in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe as well as celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Kunstverein Hamburg.

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