Portikus Frankfurt

Image by Christian Paulus

Portikus – 1-room-museum

1 room, 100 square meters, free admission, artists like Gilbert & George, Yoko Ono, Gerhard Richter, Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmanns and Paola Pivi make the Portiku my favorite alternative museum in Frankfurt.

Portikus is an exhibition hall for contemporary art in Frankfurt. Its name derives from the surviving portico of the Stadtbibliothek (public library) from 1825 that was destroyed during World War II. In 1987, the vestige of this classical building once again fulfilled its architectural function as a facade when the Frankfurt-based architects built a simple but precise white cube: the Portikus gallery. As well as presenting current work from internationally renowned artists, Portikus showcases important young perspectives from around the world.

After two relocations, the new building is located on a small island in the river Main at the very centre of the city. Olafur Eliasson has realized a light installation located in the building’s large glass roof.The current exhibition is called Extra Trouble and shows artworks from Jack Smith.

From the bridge of the Portikus you have one of the best skyline views!

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Details about this spot



Alte Brücke 2, Frankfurt

Telephone number

+4969 962 4454–0

Opening Times

Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00, Wed 11:00 - 20:00




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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)