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November 19, 2016—April 23, 2017

The Foundation Collection Kurt Fried

Experience Art


For the first time since 1991, Museum Ulm is presenting almost the entire collection of journalist and publisher Kurt Fried (1906-1981), an impressive, almost encyclopedic spectrum of the art developments in the 20th century. As a patron of the arts, Fried had the opportunity to compile an extraordinary collection of more that 440 artworks by 260 artists, representing the most important art movements of his time, including Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Jörg Immendorff, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Otto Piene, Mark Rothko, Günther Uecker, Victor Vasarely and Andy Warhol.

With the opening of his ‘studio f’ in 1959, Kurt Fried brought his idea of a gallery space to life, a space where art was not only shown, but could be experienced. The collection in its entirety provides today’s visitors with an incomparable overview of the most important art movements of that time.