30th November 2019 to 19th April 2020
Hans Baldung Grien (1484/85–1545) was one of the most outstanding artists of the Renaissance. The high altarpiece of Freiburg Minster is among his main works; the Augustinermuseum houses further important works. The originals will be going on tour in the major regional exhibition “Hans Baldung Grien. Sacred | Profane”: from 30th November to 8th March they can be seen in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, whilst the Augustinermuseum will be allowing us a glance behind the scenes with a cabinet exhibition that reveals the secrets of the pictures.
14/12/2019 – 04/10/2020
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 – 29/11/2020
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?
26/10/2019 – 16/02/2020
Pulsating nightlife, garish music halls and bizarre funfair scenes – the city was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Max Beckmann (1884–1950). He created his major graphic works in Frankfurt am Main against the backdrop of the impact of the First World War and the glamour of the 1920s. With radical objectivity, he gives expression to the spectacle of life. These works are unique, caricaturing and critical of their time.
28/09/2019 – 15/03/2020
Nudes en plein air, a rugged mountain world, portraits of friends or literary characters, such as Dostoevsky’s famous Raskolnikov: in his all-too brief life, Hermann Scherer (1893–1927) accomplished a great deal and created an impressive oeuvre. Today, the Baden native is considered one of the most important expressionists in Switzerland.