Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Stuttgart Art Museum) In the heart of the city of Stuttgart on 5 March 2005 a unique museum building was opened: the Art Museum Stuttgart. The spectacular glass cubicle - build by the Berlin architecture office Hascher and Jehle - is inspiring with its sleek elegance. The glass galleries invite you during the day to a magnificent view of the city and the surrounding slopes, at night the cube floats as a fascinating light sculpture above the Small Schlossplatz. With a museum shop, book shop, bar and restaurant as well as rooms for events, the glass cube is becoming an attraction - for the friends of art as well as for the people passing by and the visitors to the city. The top-class city art collection entices on around 5,000 square meters. The basic inventory was donated by Count Silvio della Valle di Casanova in 1924 through the gift of his private collection of paintings to his adopted home town of Stuttgart. After 1945, Eugen Keuerleber took over the direction of the city art collection and defined four points of emphasis: The Swabian Impressionists, Adolf Hölzel and his followers, Otto Dix as well as the contemporary art of the region. The world's most important Otto Dix collection has formed the core of the city art collection until today. In 1986, Johann Karl Schmidt came to the collection as the new director and set new, inter-regional focusses. At the center of the exhibition and collection work were now above all the contemporary artists who are connected with the German south west through their origin or work and who enjoy world-wide recognition like Joseph Kosuth, Dieter Krieg, Wolfgang Laib, Markus Lüpertz, Dieter Roth and K.R.H. Sonderborg. In addition, important art collections could be won on loan. In 1992 there was the collection of Rudolf and Bertha Frank, in 1994 the Konrad Knöpfel Foundation Fritz Winter, 2001 the collection of Etta and Otto Stangl. In 1998 also the archive Baumeister, the inheritance of Willi Baumeister, which is at home in Stuttgart, was promised for the planned new construction of the museum.turkeyarena.com Finally the inventory, which is already under the new director Marion Ackermann, has been expanded by the collection Teufel with works of the concrete art. The highlights of the city art collection, which today includes around 15,000 pieces, were presented at the opening of the art museum under the exhibition title "arrived - The collection in the own house".