Philipp Demandt

Philipp Demandt is the director of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt as well as the Städel Museum and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung since October 2016. Since the beginning of his directorship, Philipp Demandt has developed numerous exhibitions, projects and strategic initiatives. Highlight of the exhibition program 2019 is a retrospective on the pioneer of Abstract Expressionism in the USA Lee Krasner in fall followed by the major thematic exhibition Fantastic Women, which investigates the female contribution to Surrealism, in spring 2020.


PHILIPP DEMANDT TAKES OFFICE AS NEW DIRECTOR IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN

29.09.2016 | The Städel Museum, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung have a new director. On 1 October 2016, Dr Philipp Demandt will begin his work at the head of the three cultural institutions of Frankfurt. The art historian was chosen within the framework of an intensive national and international search for a successor to Max Hollein. He was previously the director of the Alte Nationalgalerie, a museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz. At the press conference held today on the occasion of his assumption of office, Demandt (b. 1971) was introduced by Prof Dr Nikolaus Schweickart, chairman of the Städel Museum administration, and Dr Ina Hartwig, deputy mayor in charge of culture of the city of Frankfurt am Main.

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

29.09.2016 | The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt was officially opened on February 28, 1986. Since then, the Schirn has presented more than 220 exhibitions on roughly 2,000 m² of floor space – and welcomed over eight million visitors. The Schirn is not only one of the most prestigious and internationally recognized art institutions in Europe, but also a constant in the cultural life of the city of Frankfurt – a place of encounter where interested citizens, patrons and partners, young and established artists, dedicated friends and people from all over the world come together.

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Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster

Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster