The GRASSI Museum for Applied Arts


in short

With its first class art collections, our museum is regarded as one of the world`s leading museums for the applied arts. Our collections comprise well over 90,000 items of European and non-European art and craft, from ancient times to the present day.
GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig
© GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig
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The GRASSI Museum for Applied Arts

in detail

The GRASSI Museum of Applied Art opened in 1874 under the name of “Kunstgewerbemuseum Leipzig” (Museum of Applied Art of Leipzig), and is the second oldest Museum of Applied Art in Germany. With its first-class collection, it counts as one of the leading Museums of Applied Art in Europe. The classical areas of textiles, ceramics and porcelain, furniture, glass, noble and base metals, sculptures made from wood and stone, decorative and practical pewterware, symbolist work, tools and equipment are richly represented.
Art nouveau, art déco and functionalism create a profile-defining focus for the collection in virtually all areas. Craftwork and design of the 20th century also depict central key points.

After extensive building renovation and modernisation, the museum was reopened in December 2007 with the first tour of its newly conceived permanent exhibition “Antike bis Historismus” (Antiques to Historism). Afterwards the “Asiatische Kunst” (Asiatic art) and “Jugendstil bis Gegenwart” (Art nouveau to the present) tours follow. The high point of the year within the special exhibition is the Grassimesse (link) which takes place in October and is an international forum of contemporary applied art and experimental design.
GRASSI Museum Leipzig
Under the supervision of municipal architect Hubert Ritter, the Grassi Museum was built between 1925 and 1929 to plans by the architects Zweck and Voigt. Both its inner courts and the adjacent park-like Alter Johannisfriedhof (Old St John’s Cemetery) create a unique cultural attraction and a place of rest and relaxation at the eastern edge of the inner city.
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GRASSI Museum Leipzig
Johannisplatz 5–11
04103 Leipzig
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Opening Times

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