25 November 2017 – 18 March 2018
In September 1916, in the midst of the First World War, a remarkable exhibition in Freiburg was writing modern art history. Adolf Hölzel (1853 – 1934), one of the pioneers of modern art in Germany, and his students were exhibiting their work in the newly built Freiburg art association, the Freiburger Kunstverein. This was the first time that the so-called ‘Hölzel circle’ had displayed their artwork in public.… More …
14/10/ 2017 – 08/04/2018
How can art endure, age, change? How can the museum create and cultivate relationships with artists, as well as with private and public partners? Indeed, how can it use and enrich the history of its own collection? How can the collection be developed and extended in future? Both in good times and in bad? A new special exhibition will address these questions, focussing in particular on one influential feature of the museum as a public site: it undertakes a responsibility over a long period, promoting discourse and fostering connections and relationships.
Finds of international significance are the focus of the newly arranged exhibition on the Iron Age in South Baden. Quite outstanding is the oldest glass bowl north of the Alps from Ihringen am Kaiserstuhl. The walk-in burial chamber from Kappel on the Rhine enables visitors to time-travel to a bygone era 2,500 years ago.
27/05/2017 – 14/01/2018
Dying is part of life. Omnipresent and yet banished from our everyday world, death and dying are great unknowns. The exhibition »Todsicher? Letzte Reise ungewiss | Dead Certain? Final Destination unknown« staged by the Museum Natur und Mensch focuses upon death from an ethnological, natural history and social point of view. What happens when life comes to an end? What actually follows »after-wards«? The exhibition casts light on the wealth of ideas about, traditions relating to and ways of dealing with the nite nature of life. The show, which is suitable for families and children, is supplemented by current debate on organ donation and interventions in the permanent natural history exhibition.
28/10/2017 - 28/01/2018
Passion and pain, power and impotence: like no other artist, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669) devoted himself in his work to the human body. He observed people with a watchful keen eye. Rembrandt did not sugar-coat reality, but depicted what he saw: ravenous children; freezing men and women huddling around a stove; a man urinating or a pair of lovers having sex. We continually coax new secrets and new interpretations from his works. The selection of 100 print graphics for this exhibition gives an insight into the realism of this great Dutch artist. Rembrandt’s images tell of the vitality and the transience of everything that is human, of man rebelling against his physical limitations and his capitulation to his desires – and to death.