Art Collections of Ruhr University Bochum

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Antique art and modern art come together in the Art Collections of Ruhr University Bochum,

which were founded in 1975, with the two departments “Antiquity” and “Modern Age”. Endowments by Julius and Margot Funcke, Paul Dierichs and Peter Ludwig form the basis of the collection of antiquities. Of outstanding importance are the Greco-Roman portraits in marble and bronze and the Greek painted vases from the 9th to the 4th centuries BC.

The “Modern Age” collection owes much to generous private endowments as well as to the tireless research of the University curators. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by such artists as Josef Albers and Alberto Giacometti, Cy Twombly and Robert Mangold, Richard Serra and Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Donald Judd, Gotthard Graubner and Gerhard Richter as well as Hilla Becher and her pupils.



Art Collections of Ruhr University Bochum
Universitätsstrasse 150
D - 44801 Bochum
Phone +49 234 3224738


Opening Hours

Tue - Fri 11 - 17
Sat, Sun & public holidays 11 - 18


U35 – Public transport stop: Ruhr-Universität
SB67, 320, 339, 346, 356, 370, 372, 377 – Public transport stop: Ruhr-Universität

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