Diverse & surprising

Paintings, sculptures & installations, exhibitions & galleries, indoors & outdoors - art in Osnabrück can be found everywhere and ranges from classic graphics to temporary video installations involving visitors. Not so long ago, the question was: "Is this art or can it go?" - today, nobody would clean the installations by Josepf Beuys...
Current exhibitions

Werk des Malers Felix Nussbaum
Museum Quarter
Art and history

The Museumsquartier Osnabrück (MQ4) brings together four buildings that complement each other: Felix Nussbaum Haus, the Museum of Cultural History, Die Villa and the Akzisehaus.

The Felix Nussbaum House is dedicated to the work of the Jewish painter and organises changing special exhibitions, such as the current Osnabrück Art Prize or the work of the Jewish painter Felka Platek, Felix Nussbaum's wife.

The MQ4 also houses a collection of copperplate engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer as well as the art collection of Osnabrück artist Carl Wilhelm Gustav Stüve (1833-1911).

The villa will reopen in 2024 after extensive restoration and reorganisation.

To the MuseumsQuartier
EMAF Eröffnung in der Kunsthalle 2024
Art gallery
Exhibitions and activity room

The Kunsthalle Osnabrück is located in the Dominican monastery at Hasemauer 1. It also uses a Gothic hall church built around 1300 for its exhibitions.

"Children, listen up!" is the theme of the year from 15 June 2024 to 23 February 2025, focusing on family, upbringing and education and asking what it means to be a child forever - in short, it is about the coexistence of generations.

In addition to event formats and workshops, it aims to create platforms in solo and group exhibitions in which the site-specific context of the Kunsthalle is given contemporary visibility and participation through integration with intersectional, interdisciplinary, diverse and queer positions. The Kunsthalle is also responsible for art in public spaces and is home to the Artothek.

To the Kunsthalle

Galleries & art spaces

KunstQuartier Bund Bildender KünstlerInnen
Association of Visual Artists

The Osnabrück Association of Visual Artists runs the KunstQuartier at Bierstraße 33 in Osnabrück, just a stone's throw away from the Kunsthalle in the Dominikanerkirche and the Museumsquartier. Exhibitions are held here at regular intervals. From time to time, the members of the BBK Osnabrück also open their studios and provide an insight into their current artistic work.

To the KunstQuartier of the BBK Osnabrück
Kunstraum Hase29
Art space Hase29
Gallery & action room

hase29 - Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst Osnabrück e.V. is an art association located at Hasestraße 29/30 in the city centre. Talented and outstanding artists come here by invitation and through public tenders. The focus is on the public - both in projects and in inclusive and integrative programmes for children, young people and adults.

To the art space Hase29
Hase29 in der Halle
Hase29 in the hall
Young art in the OsnabrückHalle

The OsnabrückHalle has been providing exhibition space for artists from the region since 2022. The temporary exhibitions are curated by hase29 e.V. Visitors to the hall have the opportunity to view the changing works before their booked event.

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Sculpture Gallery
Dreidimensional e.V.

The focus here is almost exclusively on sculptural art. It is located right next to the Kunsthalle at Bierstraße 2 in the city centre. Its exhibitions can be seen 24/7 through large shop windows. The association brings together artists from Osnabrück, the region and partner cities with art enthusiasts.

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Art "in passing"
Sculptures with & without water

"Art in public spaces" - that's the right phrase, albeit a little unwieldy. However, the works of art themselves are not, but are very beautiful to look at. You stumble across many of them as you walk through the city - often not intentionally, the sculptures and fountains are a natural part of the cityscape. But it's worth taking a longer look, because what you see on squares and streets usually has a story to tell. And because there are so many, there is a documentation (pdf). From 2024, the artworks will receive new signs with the most important information.

If you walk across the Piesberg, you will also find art in nature. You can still discover them yourself at the moment - a list is still being compiled. But you can see where you have to go to find the artworks on the map of the circular hiking trail under Piesberg.

Note on possible changes at short notice

Please inquire on the homepages or directly in the respective houses about the current opening and event times, prices, cancellations, etc.. This information can change at short notice!