The Städelschule is an Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Since 1817 it has pledged to provide equal, international, adventurous and independent education in art. It is one of the most famous art academies in the world.
The Städelschule has a unique approach consisting of class-based teaching and an emancipated form of education: the students independently make use of the Städelschule’s comprehensive offer and art-based and academic discourses in order to formulate their own enlightened and contemporary artistic positions.
The Academy of Fine Arts is a permanent experiment for the school’s faculty. It values education in dialogue and a multifaceted teaching offer that challenges students and confronts them with the unexpected. Its teaching staff of distinguished artists, architects and cultural theorists currently include Monika Baer, Johan Bettum, Daniel Birnbaum, Peter Fischli, Douglas Gordon, Isabelle Graw, Judith Hopf, Philippe Pirotte, Tobias Rehberger, Willem de Rooij, Amy Sillman, Theodore Spyropoulos and Haegue Yang.
The Städelschule offers courses in fine art, architecture and curatorial studies. Courses at the Institute of Art Criticism are attended by all students whatever their discipline.
Highlights for the public in the Städelschule's programme include the annual winter 'Rundgang' show, the graduates’ exhibition and the public series of lectures during the semester.
The Portikus exhibition venue has been an integral part of the Städelschule since 1987. Over time the Portikus has established itself as a leading centre for experimental art in Germany and thus contributes to the Städelschule’s international reputation.
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 (0) 69 60 50 08-0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 60 50 08-66