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The Kunsthalle Museum: photos, description (Kunsthalle)

The Kunsthalle Museum is an artistic landmark of Hamburg, which is located in three buildings, connected among themselves. The idea of creating this unique place appeared in 1817, a group of art lovers. But only in 1846 they received a plot of land for the construction of the Museum. The project of the future building was designed by architect Georg Theodor Schirrmacher and Hermann von der Hude.

To 1869 appeared brick building, Richard got the name of the Museum Kunsthalle. All expenses necessary for the implementation of works on construction of the building, lay on the Hamburg residents and the Museum's collection was replenished only because rich people donated works of art. One of the most important roles in the establishment of the Museum played the financier of a city Gustav Christian Schwabe, who was transferred to the Kunsthalle 128 art canvases.

By 1886, the Museum was able to buy some canvases. When Director Alfred Lichtwark at the Kunsthalle were significantly increased collections, was purchased over a thousand paintings, books, medals, sculptures and coins. Paintings of the XIX century played a special role for Lichtwark, which is why the Museum has a collection of works of art of such talented artists as max Liebermann, Andres Zorn, Pierre Bonnard, Lovis Corinth. Among the exhibitions in the Kunsthalle to see the classics of German romanticism.

In the XX century the Museum was significantly expanded in 1921 was attached outbuilding, made of Shelly limestone with an unusual green dome. The creation of this add-on was designed by the architect Fritz Schumacher. The Museum is divided into several parts, among which there is a gallery of old masters, classical modernism, the hall of paintings of the XIX century, the exhibition of engravings and the gallery of modern art.