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View of the HGB façade and the impressive architecture on a sunny summer's day

The Academy of Visual Arts (HGB)

The Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) is one of the oldest and most renowned art academies in Germany. Throughout its 250-year history, the school in Leipzig's music district has produced countless other talents alongside the masters of the New Leipzig School, such as Neo Rauch. In the 5 courses of studies photography, media art, painting and graphics, book art and graphic design as well as the master's course "Cultures of the Curatorial", approximately 600 students are pursuing their future in the creative economy. A highlight for visitors are the academy's galleries, where students exhibit their work, and the annual tour, where visitors can take a look behind the scenes of the talent hotbed.


location Wächterstraße 11
04107 Leipzig

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Neues Rathaus ⋅ TRAM 2, 8, 9, 14; BUS 89

It's colorful here!

Close-up of colourful paintings respectively art prints in the HGB Leipzig

Take a look at the The Academy of Visual Arts (HGB).

View into the bright, multi-storey foyer of the HGB, which has an inner courtyard and is adorned with arches and open galleries
© Philipp Kirschner
View into an art studio and finished works in the HGB Leipzig; print, art
© Philipp Kirschner
Photo along one of the bright corridors in the HGB; modern, art
© Philipp Kirschner
View of an black iron printing press in a bright interior of the HGB
© Philipp Kirschner

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