Neue Galerie

The museum building situated above the slope of the Karlsaue was erected by the high court master builder Heinrich von Dehn-Rotfelser (1825 - 1885) between 1871 and 1874 in the style of the Italian Neo-Renaissance. It originally housed, among other things, the collection of paintings of the Dutch Old Masters and was therefore called the "Alte Galerie". In 1964 the museum reopened as the "Galerie an der Schönen Aussicht" after the bomb damage had been repaired. Since 1976 it has been called the "Neue Galerie" and contains the collection of the art of the 19th and 20th centuries of the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel. From 2006 to 2011, the building underwent extensive renovation. During documenta 3 (1964), the two-storey building was the third central location next to the Museum Fridericianum and the Orangerie and has since been used repeatedly by documenta.