MARTa Herford

MARTa is different

MARTa Herford is an internationally oriented museum for contemporary art in conjunction with architecture and design. The unique spatial experience of the Frank Gehry building is a constant and welcome challenge for all activities. MARTa moves.

MARTa Herford sets standards. With its innovative and future-oriented approach it is a place where knowledge, thinking and creativity are combined with sheer joie de vivre. This is where questions about the present meet the ideas of tomorrow.

MARTa Herford combines the classical functions of a museum - collecting, preserving, and researching - and a strong focus on contemporary trends and developments. It stays inquisitive, open, and experimental. The communication of our ideas to the outside is rooted in our regional identity and based on an international network.

At the start of the twentieth century, Herford developed as an important location for the furniture and clothing industry. In 1996, this highly productive and internationally active economic structure gave some creative minds the idea of laying down a clear marker in the region. The basic idea was to bring art, economy, and society together in a spectacular building.


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Current exhibition:

FRIENDLY TAKEOVER (until 5 October 2014)


opening hours


Tue - Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. uses cookies. Close

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