(Surveys the cathedrals, churches, castles, palaces, histo...)
Surveys the cathedrals, churches, castles, palaces, historical sites, art museums, and other sites in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.
From 1959 to 1968, Bussmann studied art history, history, and sociology at universities in Münster, Berlin, Basel, and Paris.
From 1967 to 1977, Klaus Bussmann was a curator at Westfaelisches Landesmuseum fuer Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Münster, Germany. In 1973, the American artist George Rickey installed a kinetic sculpture in Münster to the outrage of its citizens. Through talks and presentations, Bussmann answered the public’s outcry with an outreach program about experimental sculpture and public space, eventually organizing Skulptur Projekte Münster with curator Kaspar König. The two-part exhibition invited artists - most of them that year were from the US, and all were male - to make sculptures in situ and prioritized accessibility for its viewers.
Many of the show’s future iterations have courted controversy. He was a co-founder of the Skulptur Projekte Münster decennial - an outdoor art exhibition begun in 1977. From 1977 to 1985, he was a professor of art history at School of Design, College Muenster in Münster, Germany. In 1984, Bussman became a director of Westfaelisches Landesmuseum fuer Kunst und Kulturgeschichte. He helmed the LWL to 2004, when he retired.
From 1985 to 1995, Klaus was also a chairperson at Association of the Westphalian Museums. In 1990, he became a commissioner of the German pavilion at Biennale d’Arte di Venezia.
Quotes from others about the person
““Bussmann awoke the museum and the entire city by confronting the citizenship with contemporary art in a bold, provocative and persuasive manner.” - Hermann Arnhold.”