May to October
daily 10:00 – 18:00

The special exhibitions of the Museum Lindau have become an indispensable part of cultural life on Lake Constance and are also reaching an ever wider public beyond the region. Since 2011, the Museum Lindau has been showing art of the classical modern era in the large special exhibitions in the summer and a smaller exhibition on contemporary art in each of the winter months. Since the Lindau City Museum in the Cavazzen has been closed since fall 2018 as part of a general renovation and redesign of the permanent exhibition, the City of Lindau is continuing the series in the exhibition space on the first floor of the Former Main Post Office – a prestigious historic building in a central location near the Lindau island train station. As in the past, the comparably large exhibition space offers an ideal setting for highly personal, concentrated presentations that allow the viewer an intimate encounter with the art on display.

Cultural highlight 2024: Christo & Jeanne-Claude – A life for art

A pair of artists at eye level: Christo and Jeanne-Claude dedicated their lives to art. In collaboration with the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation in New York, the Kunstmuseum Lindau will be showing works by the two exceptional artists in 2024. The special exhibition entitled “Christo and Jeanne-Claude – A Life for Art” will be on display from 13 April to 13 October.

In Germany, Christo and Jeanne-Claude became famous in particular for their wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin. Their monumental projects have become temporary pilgrimage sites all over the world. With numerous editions as well as supplementary drawings, collages and objects, the special exhibition in Lindau provides an insight into the work and life’s work of the artist couple, who always stood up for their art in public spaces with vehemence and conviction. Their interventions changed the view of the everyday visible, giving it a completely new aesthetic and meaning. In addition, the photographs by Wolfgang Volz, companion and “eye of Christo and Jeanne-Claude”, allow visitors to immerse themselves in the realised projects.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born on the same day, 13 June 1935, he in Bulgaria, she in Morocco. They met in Paris in 1958 and became a couple. Together they realised sensational projects, such as the installation “The Gates” in New York’s Central Park (1979-2005), “The Floating Piers” on Lake Iseo in Italy (2014-16) and the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin (1971-95). After Jeanne-Claude’s death in 2009, Christo continued to work alone. He died in 2020.

In addition to editions and early objects, the Lindau exhibition will also feature drawings and collages that Christo created throughout his life. They are independent works of art and were used to prepare and finance the projects, as Christo and Jeanne-Claude made a point of financing all their work themselves in order to remain independent. Above all, the works also present Christo as a virtuoso draughtsman.

This year’s special exhibition is curated by Prof Dr Roland Doschka and Dr Sophie Sümmermann. The Lindau-born artist is closely associated with the Christo and Jeanne Claude Foundation in New York, which is providing the majority of the works for the exhibition. “This exhibition,” promises the art historian, “will be innovative and accessible. It is the first exhibition at the Lindau Art Museum that will not only be on display in the museum itself, but also in the form of large-format photographs outside the city. The works and photographs present a multi-faceted picture of an artistic journey and allow visitors to immerse themselves in a life for art. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were unique, vibrant and never tired of believing in their dreams, showing us once again in these times that it is worth fighting for.”


Information on the exhibition

The exhibition is open daily from 13 April to 13 October 2024 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Admission price

  • 10,00 € adults
  • 5,00 € reduced fee
  • 3,50 € per child (7 – 17 years)
  • Children up to 6 years free
  • Audio-Guide 3,50 € per person

Guided group tours (up to 30 people)

  • during the week: flat rate € 75.- + € 10.- per person entrance fee
  • Weekend: Flat rate € 90.- + € 10.- per person entrance fee
  • Outside opening hours: € 250.- + € 10.- per person entrance fee

Reservation service

To avoid long waiting times, the Kunstmuseum offers a special service. With a reservation system, you can book your personal ticket for your visit to the museum from the comfort of your own home, free of charge – payment is made at the museum ticket office. As soon as tickets can be reserved, we will link them.

opening hours

May to October
daily 10:00 – 18:00