The art collection of the industrialist Reinhold Würth from the 1960s formed the foundation of the Würth Collection, which today comprises over 15 000 works of art. Its main focus is on sculpture, painting and graphics from the end of the 19th century up to the present day. Classical Modernism is represented by works of prominent artists such as Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch and Emil Nolde, to name but a few. It also comprises whole blocks of works by artists such as Georg Baselitz, Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
The Kunsthalle Würth presents selections from its collections to the public in a series of alternating exhibitions. The Johanniterhalle has a permanent exhibition of Old Masters from the Würth Collection. Its nucleus is the former "Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Bilderschatz", the Royal Fürstenberg Art Collection, which the Würth family acquired in the year 2003. It contains works of Lucas Cranach the Elder and numerous panel paintings by the Master of Messkirch.