The Felix Nussbaum Museum is a museum of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony Osnabrück. It houses more than 200 works of painter Felix Nussbaum, making it the world's largest collection of his paintings.
On 16 July 1998 the Felix Nussbaum House was opened. The building was constructed according to the plans of the American- Jewish architect Daniel Libeskind, the architecture closely linked with the tragic life of the artist and his death in Auschwitz. Libeskind was raised in 1994 advertised the competition for the construction of the museum by the concept put, which he described as a "museum without exit " to 295 participants. In support of the award led to the jury that Daniel Libeskind, the museum put into a broader context, the conceptual trying to " spatialize the life and work of Felix Nussbaum ." The Felix Nussbaum House was the first building that was built and opened by him.
On April 9, 2007 fell parts of the wooden facade on the back of the building on fire, but none of the precious pictures was damaged.
In May 2011, an extension building was erected for three million euros. A two-thirds consisting of glass walkway connects the Felix Nussbaum House with the rest of the museum complex, consisting of the Felix -Nussbaum -Haus, the Akzisehaus, the villa Schlikker and the Museum of Cultural History. In Akzisehaus, the last surviving customs building of Osnabrück, is the museum shop. Libeskind himself opened the new building. The two-story building includes a foyer, for the Walnut House and the adjacent Cultural History Museum is also a didactic museum room with a library and a cafeteria. The windows of the extension act as fragmented inserted into the facade. This form goes back to experiments with shadow formations that were projected from the walnut - house with a light source in the cultivation.