Paintings, sculptures & installations, exhibitions & galleries, indoors & outdoors - art in Osnabrück can be found everywhere and ranges from classic graphics to temporary video installations with the participation of visitors. Not so long ago it was still said: "Is that art or can that go?" - today probably no one would clean the installations of Josepf Beuys...
The Kunsthalle Osnabrück is located in the Dominican monastery at Hasemauer 1. The Gothic hall church, which was built around 1300, now houses constantly changing exhibitions by a wide variety of artists and is an artistic action space at the same time. Each year, the program is based on a motto.
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 experiences contemporary visibility and participation by means of involvement with intersectional, interdisciplinary, diverse and queer positions.
The Bund Bildender Künstler Osnabrück runs the KunstQuartier at Bierstraße 33 in Osnabrück just a brushstroke 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 insight into current artistic work.To the KunstQuartier of the BBK Osnabrück
hase29 - Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst Osnabrück e.V. is an art association located at Hasestraße 29/30 in the city center. Talented and outstanding artists come here by invitation and through public calls. The audience is at the center - both in projects and in inclusive and integrative programs for children, young people and adults.To the art space Hase29
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.To the OsnabrückHalle
Here it is almost exclusively about sculptural art. Right next to the Kunsthalle, it is located at Bierstraße 2 in the city center. Its exhibitions can be seen 24/7 through large display windows. The association brings artists from Osnabrück, the region and partner cities together here with people interested in art.To the sculpture gallery
"Art in public space" - that's the right name, even if it's a bit unwieldy. However, the works of art themselves are not, but very beautiful to look at. You stumble across many of them while walking through the city - often not intentionally, the sculptures and fountains are part of the cityscape as a matter of course. But it's worth taking a longer look, because what's on squares and streets usually also tells a story. And because there are so many, there is a documentation (pdf).
If you hike over the Piesberg, you will also find art in nature there. At the moment, you can discover them yourself - a list is still in the works. But you can see where you have to go to find the artworks on the map of the circular hiking trail under Piesberg.
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!