Art fanciers with a passion for the expressionism cannot do without visiting the Wiesbaden Museum. The museum owns more than 100 works of the Russian painter Alexej von Jawlensky, which forms the most important Jawlensky collection in Europe. In addition to the works of Jawlensky, installations, objects, sculptures and paintings from the latter half of the 20th century form the focal points of the art collection. Moreover, this museum regularly organises noteworthy special exhibitions of international contemporary art.
With the reopening of the south wing in May 2013 a new presentation of the art of the 12th to the 19th century will be open to the public in the Museum Wiesbaden. Parallel to that, the "Naturhistorische Sammlungen" (natural history collections) will open with the new "Ästhetik der Natur - Aesthetics of Nature" permanent exhibition in the north wing. The natural science collection comprises not only geological and mineral exhibits, but also exhibits of vertebrates and botanical exhibits. After completion of the overall refurbishments, the building will have a tour of a broad panorama of art to nature on a 7,000 square metre exhibition area.
One of the highlights in 2014 will be the exhibition "Horizont Jawlensky”. The anniversary of Alexej von Jawlensky’s 150th birthday takes place this year. On this occasion the Museum Wiesbaden is presenting the exhibition "Horizont Jawlensky - Alexej von Jawlensky as reflected in his artistic encounters 1900 – 1914".
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: Mondays, 1st January, 1st May, 24th, 25th and 31st December.