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Things to do, Exhibitions Free
Photograph: David Stanley/Flickr

Half-way across the Alte Brucke, or Old Bridge, sits Portikus, a tall, narrow, red structure that’s impossible to miss. Founded in 1987, this free, contemporary art space has exhibited major established artists like Dan Graham and John Baldessari, as well as emerging ones. It’s the exhibition space of the Städelschule, the state academy of art in Frankfurt, whose name comes from businessman and banker Johann Friedrich Städel, also of the Städel Museum. Check out artist Olafur Eliasson’s light installation in the exhibition space of the roof gallery. In the daytime, enjoy the sight of swans convening near the building. At night, the lights from Eliasson’s work create a beautiful reflection on the water.

By: Veronica Zaragovia


Venue name: Portikus
Address: Maininsel, Alte Brücke 2

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-6pm; Wed 11am-8pm
Static map showing venue location