From 31/10/2020 until 31/01/2021
The Dutch engraver and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617 was the first meta-artist of the graphic arts. Then as now, his artisanal virtuosity and creative pictorial invention enthral us. He emulated different engraving techniques and styles, surpassing them in what he had to say. In contrast to his contemporaries, he was an all-round talent who himself drafted, engraved and published. His heroes, goddesses and heaven-assailers revere the human body and radiate im-mense dynamism. Ancient mythologies and Christian topics were included in his repertoire, as were moralising allegories.
The exhibition has been created in partnership with the art collection of the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen. It presents selected works from Goltzius’ œuvre, from his first editorial work to his final print motif.
From 03/10/2020 until 07/03/2021
Modern Love explores the state of love and intimate relationships in the age of the Internet, social media, neo-liberal capitalism, and globalisation. It probes the societal patterns and challenges as well as possibilities that the Internet and social media present to our intimate relationships.
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.
13/09/2020 – 29/08/2021
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.
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.
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.