Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg

Public institution

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    • The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg (German: de:Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg was founded in 1662 by Jacob von Sandrart and is the oldest art academy in German-speaking Central Europe.

      The art academy is situated in Nuremberg.

      In the classes for fine arts, sculpture, visual arts, painting, artistic concepts, art education, gold- and silversmithing, as well as graphic design, the professors and students carry out candid discussions. The master courses of Architecture and Urban Studies as well as Art and Public Space are among the most renowned in their fields.

      Teaching takes place today in an ensemble of transparent pavilions that were designed by the well known German architect Sep Ruf and have been classified as an historical monument. Located at the edge of the city, the campus offers an intensive work atmosphere. Artistic techniques are taught in outstandingly well-equipped workshops. In the exhibition hall of the Academy and in the Gallery of the Academy, young artists, some for the first time, publicly present their work. In addition to the main location in Nuremberg’s Zerzabelshof district, the college has been using space in the historical imperial castle in Lauf since 1985 as a branch location in which to accommodate the art education and art pedagogy classes.

      Partnerships with art-universities in Western and Eastern Europe—Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts-Cracow, Palermo, Riga, Sassari, Urbino, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna — make it possible for students to complete part of their course of study abroad