Background

Welcome to the Museum Haus Dix

 

The former residential house of the Dix family offers the unique opportunity to become acquainted with the setting and the center of life of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Born in Gera in 1891 Otto Dix became a leading exponent of the New Objectivity in the 1920s. During the Third Reich he was one of the first in Germany to lose his professorship, which he had held at the Dresden Art Academy. He subsequently relocated to Randegg with his wife, Martha, and their three children, Nelly, Ursus, and Jan. In 1936 the family moved into their residential house in Hemmenhofen. Until his death in 1969 Otto Dix lived and worked here and increasingly dedicated himself to the Lake Constance landscape in his art.


In 2005 the ensemble of the Dix house and garden was registered in the monument registry of the State of Baden-Württemberg. In order to also preserve the property for the future, it was acquired in 2012 by the Otto Dix Haus Foundation (an incorporated association) under the chairmanship of District Administrator Frank Hämmerle, restored in the manner appropriate for a monument, and outfitted with museum infrastructure. In June 2013 the association entrusted the MUSEUM HAUS DIX to the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, which owns one of the most important collections of works by the artist worldwide: more




Museum Haus Dix

Otto-Dix-Weg 6

78343 Gaienhofen-Hemmenhofen

T: +49 (0)7735/93 71 60

dix@kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de

 

Opening hours:

March 17 until October 31, 2018

Tue – Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

monday closed

Admission:
Regular: 5 €
Reduced: 4 €
Children aged 6-15 yrs: 2 €

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Photo: Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, © Kunstmuseum Stuttgart