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“Museum Folkwang”
Review of Museum Folkwang

Museum Folkwang
Ranked #2 of 77 things to do in Essen
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Essen, Germany
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“Museum Folkwang”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I've now viewed two exhibitions here, "Farbenrausch" and "Engel of Paul Klee". Beautiful setting for a wonderful permanent collection, too.

Visited September 2012
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“Dynamite Exhibition”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We caught the next to last day of an exhibition on the early days of Expressionism. The crowd was huge but the staff managed nicely. It being January, a pair of servers providing free, hot drinks to folks standing in line outside awaiting admission was a very friendly touch. The exhibition built on a few works owned by the Museum, added works from museums around the world, and drew upon private collections. The staff that assembled the exhibit deserve great credit.

The rest of the Museum has room for growth.

Our one complaint was that this new building has a great deal of glass and light. With so many works covered by glass, the glare from outside light impaired the experience in many galleries. This was not a problem in the rooms used for the special exhibition.

Visited January 2013
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Holland
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“Nice and large museum”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

The newest wing is also open. Hugh rooms with interesting art from about 1870 till now. There was also the exposition 12 rooms with live artists.
One room was from the famous Marina Abramovic; she was in 2010 also in the MET in New York.

Visited August 2012
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Espoo, Finland
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“Top collection of famous Germand and other European painters. and”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Top collection
Great building
Classy posters even in the cafeteria

Visited June 2012
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Marina di Sorso
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“Art at the TOP”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Born in ESSEN, Germany, of course it's a MUST to visit the worldwide renowned FOLKWANG Museum.
So I really recommend that if you happen to be in the RUHRGEBIET area, go ther. The Museum has been totally renovated in the past 2 years and is an absolutely phantastic place for all art lovers!

Visited June 2011
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