Kammerspiel: The Gabriele Rauschning Collection

26 November 2022 to 5 March 2023

What does it mean to own art? How does one live with it? And how does one's own view of art change over the course of one's life? Gabriele Rauschning from Hamburg amassed an extensive collection of graphic art over many years - from Impressionism to Classical Modernism and contemporary art. She bequeathed around 150 works to the Museum für Neue Kunst and the Augustinermuseum. For the first time, the Haus der Graphischen Sammlung is now showing the lively juxtaposition and coexistence of different works, including those by Gerhard Altenbourg, Lovis Corinth, Erich Heckel, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Pechstein, Malte Spohr and Hana Usui.


The GROSSMANN phenomenon meets photography

28 October 2022 to 5 March 2023

New media change the way we see. The Freiburg painter and draughtsman Rudolf Großmann (1882-1941) lived at a time when photography was beginning to establish itself as a mass medium. How did it influence his perception and how strongly is this expressed in his graphics? What interactions arose? The exhibition also takes a look at the present: How does the ubiquitous digital photography with its often predefined filter effects shape the way we see today? 


Typical!? Freiburg and the region in photos by Willy Pragher

23 July to 23 October 2022

On Münsterplatz you can buy hot sausages for 70 pfennigs, students protest on Kaiser-Joseph-Straße, a flock of sheep grazes in front of the town hall and the Schauinsland becomes a car race track. Willy Pragher's black-and-white and early colour photographs tell of life in the post-war period up to the 1980s. The Berlin-born press photographer made Freiburg his adopted home. His pictures of the city and the region are historically informative and thoroughly entertaining.


Freiburg and Colonialism: Yesterday? Today!

25 June 2022 to 11 June 2023

The consequences of colonialism continue to shape our world today. Freiburg also needs to come to terms with colonial entanglements. It was not only the people in the colonies who were convinced of racial ideology, their thought patterns were also widespread here in the city. How were they expressed in everyday life? Did this finally die out after the end of German colonialism in 1919? Or were some prejudices and patterns of behaviour passed down through the generations and do they still have an effect today? The exhibition examines these questions from different perspectives.


Handle with care – Sensitive Objects of the Ethnological Collection

1 June 2022 to 22 January 2023

How did an object come into the collection? Who did it originally belong to? Who is allowed to see or use it? Should it be returned - and if so, to whom? Ethnological museums deal with many questions about the ethical and practical handling of cultural objects - including the Freiburg Museum Natur und Mensch. The exhibition is dedicated to the handling of so-called sensitive objects in the Ethnological Collection. It complements the parallel exhibition "Freiburg and Colonialism - Yesterday? Today!" with further aspects.


Someone else – The strangeness of children

25 March to 9 October 2022

What happens when we consider strangeness as a central feature of relationships and locate it where it is not expected, in families and in the relationship between parents and children? Or in ourselves? These questions are explored in works by international artists that deal with the discovery of strangeness without judging it morally or psychologically.


From Egg to Chick

5 March to 24 April 2022

This year, too, the newly hatched chicks are captivating the hearts of the visitors. Young and old are invited to admire the fluffy fledglings pecking the ground and trying to fly - and to observe the hustle and bustle in the henhouse.


Habalukke – Treasures of a Forgotten Civilization

7 April to 31 July 2022

Visiting Freiburg for the first time: extraordinary figures from the early Mediterranean civilisation Habalukke. The expressive statuettes such as the famous "Singing King" come from the Affolter Collection. Colonel Affolter discovered the forgotten civilisation in 1902 on the island of Sehnah, which is all too often missing from maps.


Christoph Meckel

5 March to 19 June 2022

For Christoph Meckel (1935-2020), who was known as a writer, the visual arts played just as important a role as literature throughout his life. From the post-war years to the globalised world, Meckel commented on contemporary events as an accusatory observer. He described his graphic oeuvre as a "world comedy".