Fotografie: International. Ausstellungsansicht am Daimler Standort Stuttgart-Möhringen 2015. Natalie Czech, Tacita Dean, Guy Tillim, Jane Alexander, Daniele Buetti (Foto: Jürgen Altmann, Stuttgart)

Mercedes-Benz Art Collection.

In 1977 the Group laid the foundation for its Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, which now comprises some 3,000 works. Already at the time of its establishment, the intention was to secure cultural education within the company.

Employees at various locations are therefore given direct access to the works of art. Through their daily encounters with art as a matter of course, it becomes an integral part of their everyday working environment. The abstract minimalist basic orientation of the Collection includes international items to an ever greater extent, in view of the increasing internationalization and globalization of the company. It is thus the organically grown – and steadily growing – expression of our Group’s social self-image and cultural profile.

Invitation to Dialogue

The Collection, comprising works by more than 650 German and international artists, is of course accessible not only to employees but also to the general public on previously arranged guided tours.

Whether on the plant area in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Sindelfingen or in the Mercedes-Benz Museum: The Mercedes-Benz Art Collection shows that our commitment for art represents a grown part of the cultural profile of the company. Parts of the collection are also exposed in the context of the 2003 started world tour by large museums with one particularly for pupils and students produced art connection program.

Art workshops for children

The two hour children's workshops are aimed for children between five and ten years of age. Artwork is prepared and conveyed in a playful way for children. A small practical part completes the workshop.

Art has a home

highways and byways. together again: Nic Hess inszeniert amerikanische Kunst aus der Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, Mercedes-Benz Contemporary, Berlin 2013 (Foto: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin)

The Mercedes-Benz Art Collection first moved into a domicile of its own at the Group’s Berlin location in 1999, in the elaborately renovated Haus Huth complex on Potsdamer Platz. The “Mercedes-Benz Contemporary” room provides special insights. The thematic exhibitions and new acquisitions shown are rotated on a quarterly basis. This exhibition space is also the setting for smaller exhibits by individual artists and for special exhibitions.