Since 1974 to be found in the centre of the Huguenot city in the Palais Stutterheim, the Kunstpalais is the succeeding institution of the Municipal Gallery Erlangen. After two years of renovation the Kunstpalais was re-opened in 2010. With a new programme and new direction the exhibition space of 500 sqm on the ground floor and the basement has almost doubled.
The exhibition programme concentrates on relevant approaches in the international art scene which are linked to contemporary discourses within and beyond the world of art. Conceptual references to literature, philosophy and film are considered particularly. Interdisciplinary supporting programmes help to embed the artistic contents on a broad social level.