20th June 2020 – 10th January 2021
In the hearts of the city and its people for 125 years: Freiburg’s oldest museum is celebrating an anniversary – time to spill the beans and take a look behind the scenes. Experts, artists and friends introduce 125 exciting, surprising, critical, amusing or a very personal perspectives on 41 objects in the Natural history and Ethnological collection.
4th April to 6th September 2020
The Museum für Neue Kunst (MNK) is celebrating a rediscovery: Priska von Martin (1912-1982) left an extensive and extremely modern oeuvre to posterity. In her life, she broke new ground and created something extraordinary in what was the male domain of sculpture at that time.
21st March to 27th September
These days we are all photographers – with our mobile phone cameras always at the ready. But what was it like in the 19th century? When Gottlieb Theodor Hase (1818 –1888) started working with a camera, the medium was still new and not everyone was impressed with this technical achievement. Nevertheless Hase managed to establish himself as the first professional photographer in Freiburg. Originally from Erfurt, he even managed to become Baden’s official court photographer.
14th december 2019 to 21st february 2021
Whether it’s when constructing roads or houses, or renovating existing buildings: fragmentary traces of the past are unearthed wherever digging takes place or walls are encroached upon. For around 200 years, these traces have been professionally examined, safeguarded and analysed. The exhibition in the Museum für Stadtgeschichte reveals the state-of-the art techniques that archaeologists use today and the methods deployed in earlier times.
24/10/2019 – 07/02/2021
For 200 years, Roman legionaries shaped life on the Upper Rhine. Their main task was to safeguard the borders of the Empire. Yet what did the soldiers do in times when there was no war? The young men came from all parts of the Roman Empire that extended in its heyday from Egypt to Britain. With their diverse skills and expertise they brought innovations in technology, education and religion, whose influence has persisted up the present day.
23/11/2019 – 04/10/2020
History holds many puzzles. What do we actually know about Freiburg’s past? Who founded the city and who lived here? What kind of jobs did they have? And what did they do in their free time? Were the famous Bächle always a popular place for children to play? Or what were they originally used for?
From 31/10/2020 until 31/01/2021
With his narrative representations and playful new creations, the Dutch engraver and painter Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617) already made a name for himself during his lifetime. Unlike many of his contemporaries, this all-round talent worked simultaneously as a designer, engraver and publisher. His Roman heroes, goddesses and angels pay homage to the human body and radiate a dynamic force. The show is a co-operation with the Georg-August University Göttingen.
From 03/10/2020 until 07/03/2021
In the digital, capitalist consumer society, love has become a tradable commodity. The exhibition examines intimate relationships in the age of internet, social media and increasing mobility - the age of so-called "cold intimacies". What is threatening love? What could be a way out of emotional sterility and loneliness? Curator Katerina Gregos realises this project for the Freiburger Museum für Neue Kunst and the Kunsthalle Tallinn.
28th November 2020 to 11th April 2021
Crowning achievements of art and milestones of the early sciences: the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Blaise developed into an internationally renowned place of research during its almost thousand year history and built up a superb art collection.
13/09/2020 – 29/08/2021
People settled in the region even before the town was founded. The Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle is dedicated to their stories and the relationship of the city to its surrounding regions.