Animal poisonous!

19. May 2021 - 23 January 2022

Eye to eye with the largest poisonous snake in the world, the king cobra, or the most venomous, the inland taipan - this exhibition makes it possible!


Pictograms, Signs of Life, Emojis: The Society of Signs

7 May to 12 September 2021

It is difficult to imagine our everyday lives without emojis. They have spread worldwide via messenger and social media and expanded our possibilities of expression by thousands of pictorial symbols. In the process, they are changing our language and the way we communicate digitally. As a symbolic language beyond words, they bridge boundaries and fundamentally alter modes of communication. Do they expand our possibilities of expression or do they further restrict them through rigid categories and graphic typifications? Where do they come from? The exhibition tells the story of the modern pictogram from its beginnings in the 1920s until to the present day and shows how social change and design coexist and influence one another.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.



In Company. Freiburg Women* in Focus

13 October – 5 December 2021

Half of the total population are women*. Also in Freiburg. What happens when many Freiburg women come together in one room and enter into a dialogue? Over 100 portrait photographs taken by Britt Schilling show self-confident individuals in a clash of cultures, social milieus, age groups and realities of life. The exhibition celebrates their similarities and differences and creates a broad image of modern urban society. Cultural diversity, women's community and a strong women's culture become apparent.


Johann Baptist Kirner. The eye of an illustrator

30 October 2021 – 30 January 2022

It mostly takes place completely hidden from view: the creative process, from the first sketched idea via detailed studies to the final elaborately composed artwork. But the Haus der Graphischen Sammlung now allows us to take an unusual glimpse into the work process of virtuosic illustrator Johann Baptist Kirner.


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.