Thanksgiving in America has evolved, or devolved, into the day of the greatest consumption and consumerism, corporal to start, moving to capital the following day, known throughout the world as Black Friday.
Our collection of twentieth-century art includes works by Picasso, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Max Beckmann, Man Ray, members of the Brücke and the Blaue Reiter, the constructivists of the 1920s with Lázló Moholy-Nagy and Oskar Schlemmer, American and German art of the 1970s and ‘80s, and international sculpture by artists ranging from Rodin to Richard Serra, Schütte, and Eliasson in the park at the Kunsthalle.
The Kunsthalle building is one of Bielefeld’s best-known landmarks. It is in the center of eastern Westphalia, between the old city center of Bielefeld and the edges of the Teutoburger forest. The view from the front of the building features the distant St. Mary’s Church in the new city and the Sparrenburg castle. The 1968 international style museum by Philip Johnson Museum was renovated in 2002, and thanks to the initiative of museum supporters, the Förderkreis Kunsthalle Bielefeld e.V., the building is illuminated by night.
Kunsthalle Bielefeld is part of Architekturroute Kunstmuseen.