The museum is dedicated to the painter and graphic artist Hans Körnig (1905–1989) and is located in his former place of work. The building at Wallgässchen 2 took on cult status in the Dresden art milieu of the 1950s because it housed Körnig's studio in its attic, which he opened to the public in the framework of privately staged exhibitions. In the summer of 1961, when Körnig was away on travels and was prevented from returning to Dresden by the construction of the Wall, the works he had left in the attic were confiscated. His entire lifework – a window on the spirit of his time – encompasses some 1,300 prints, above all aquatints, more than 300 oil paintings, and hundreds of drawings, some very large in scale. Since 2010, the museum on the ground floor of the building has commemorated the artist's life and rich œuvre with changing exhibitions.
Hans Körnig Museum
Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Adults €3.00, reduced €2.00, visitors to the age of 16 admission free of charge
guided tourscafeshopspecial exhibitions
Museum brochure in English, guided tours in English on request
Guided tours, readings, printing workshop for children and other offers are available upon request.