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Saarbrücken Saarland Museum, Modern Gallery, copyright Moltomedia
Saarbrücken has a wide variety of museums. The Saarland Museum with its Old Collection and Modern Gallery features some important 20th century works. The State Gallery which focuses on works by Saarland artists and those working in the region, and the Civic Gallery with its kaleidoscope of contemporary art and performance art, are both worth visiting.
Saarland Museum
The Old Collection in the Saarland Museum boasts around 450 works of art from south-west Germany, Alsace and Lorraine dating from the early Middle Ages to 1900. The Modern Gallery features a collection of important 20th century art with a special emphasis on German and French impressionist painting. Works by painters of the "Bridge" movement and the "Blue Rider" school, such as the "The Little Blue Horse" by Franz Marc are among the collection's highlights. The museum also houses works by leading artists of the German informalist school.
State Gallery
This gallery's permanent exhibitions showcase the works of major 20th century artists who were born in the Saarland or who work or worked in the region. The artistic ideas of Impressionism and Expressionism, New Objectivity and Surrealism, Bauhaus-influenced art and Concrete Art, artistic photography as well as new trends in figurative work, Abstract Expressionism and material art are presented in four rooms with a total of 43 painters, graphic artists, sculptors, object artists and photographers.
Civic Gallery

The Civic Gallery  is an internationally acclaimed forum for conceptual art, new media, installations and performance art.

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