Exhibitions

29-03-2021

Foresta Nera – Eine Ausstellung zu ausgewählten Werken von Friedemann Hahn

1 April to 29 August 2021

Large formats and bold colours applied with rapid brushstrokes are the salient features of Friedemann Hahn’s paintings (b. 1949). Their various titles, such as “Painting and Guns”, “Glauser”, “Le Samourai”, or “Lichtung (after E. L. Kirchner)”, embody diverse, complex frames of reference. Hahn's work revolves around stories drawn from literature, art and the temperaments of individual artists, the milestones of film noir, as well as troves of works from popular culture. Hahn is particularly fascinated by modern legends about people who wander along the brink of their individual social event horizons, a theme he negotiates anew time andtime again.

08-01-2021

"Buochmeisterinne" - Manuscripts and Early Printings from the Dominican Cloister Adelshausen

13 March to 13 June 2021

The women in medieval cloisters were "buochmeisterinne" in many different ways. For them books played a central role, whether in education, religious teaching and liturgy or in the administration. But what manuscripts were there in Adelhausen and other Dominican cloisters? Who organised their acquisition and use? The exhibition presents pieces from the city, the Adelhausen Foundation and other loans.

01-12-2020

Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)

During the closing of the museum we will give small insights into the exhibition "Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)" online. Some artists are making their works available for a temporary online presentation.

03-02-2020

The Treasures of the Monks

28 November 2020 to 19 September 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.

27-11-2019

freiburg.archäologie – Life Before the Founding of the City

13 September 2020 to 9 January 2022

What did life look like before the city of Freiburg was founded? The final part of the exhibition trilogy freiburg.archaeology answers this question from two perspectives – chronological und geographical.

26-09-2019

The Roman Legionary

24 October 2019 to 18 April 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.

Upcoming

09-04-2021

Johann Baptist Kirner. Narrated life

27 November 2021 to 27 March 2022

What future does the fortune teller predict for her clients? Who wins the prizes at the agricultural show? Will the prayers of the peasant family be answered? And will the Grand Duke be successful on his hunting trip? The paintings of Johann Baptist Kirner (1806–1866) have so much life in them that one literally seems to hear the laughter of children at play, the weeping of the shepherd and the clink of glasses.

10-02-2021

Spook!

1 May to 26 September 2021

Paranormal phenomena have always been a source of fascination to people. In Freiburg they have been scientifically examined since the 1950s. The photographer and photo journalist Leif Geiges (1915–1990) worked for many years with the parapsychologist Hans Bender, professor at Freiburg University and founder of the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health.