Decline and renewal – Early Middle Ages in the Southern Upper Rhine

From 6 October 2022

Almost everyone can imagine what the times of the Romans and knights was like. But what happened in our region in the roughly 500 years in between? The new exhibition space in the Colombischlössle presents finds from this exciting era. Was it just a time of doom? 

For a long time, researchers assumed that society in the southern Upper Rhine region collapsed after the end of the Western Roman Empire. Archaeological finds such as precious jewelry, swords of the highest quality and imported goods from foreign lands tell a very different story. Within three centuries the life of the people changes in many ways: On the hills squares are fortified and developed, in the plains farms and villages are developing. Near them, over generations, small cemeteries grow into large burial grounds with several hundred graves.

The exhibition Decline and renewal offers the opportunity to take a look at the transition to a new age! 


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 artistic photography

28 October 2022 to 19 February 2023

New media change the way we see. The Freiburg painter and draftsman 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 and allows Großmann's drawings to enter into a dialogue with current photographic forms of expression from the DZ BANK Art Foundation.