Calender of Exhibitions

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Tod und Teufel – Faszination des Horrors

Museum Georg Schäfer 14.07.2024 – 20.10.2024
Kunstpalast Düsseldorf 14.09.23 – 21.01.24
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt 22.02. – 02.06.2024

The exhibition Death and the Devil explores a phenomenon: the seemingly inexplicable fascination of horror. Already discussed by art theory in the 18th century, it was above all the artistic media of the 20th century that turned to this unusual reception by viewers. This in turn gave rise to art and cultural movements that continue to this day, such as „Gothic Art and Style“.

For the first time, a show is shedding light on the legacy and continuation of various artistic strategies of horror in fashion, music, film and contemporary art. The spectrum of the 120 works on display ranges from classical painting and sculpture from the Black Romantic period to elaborate contemporary installations.

The presentation begins with a historical prologue that illustrates how the history of art and culture has long been characterised by death and horror. As part of a „cannibalistic“ genre that constantly revisits its own symbols, characters and themes, the historical examples serve to illustrate the starting points for contemporary interpretations of horror. With their often horrifying approaches, these works formulate a canonised breaking of rules that often transcends the boundaries of previous pictorial worlds.

Winterworld –
Cooles aus der Sammlung Georg Schäfer

15.12.2024 - 16.02.2025

The winter exhibition curated by the Art Education department at the Museum Georg Schäfer will present winter in its full thematic spectrum and is aimed at all ages.

Eine Bilderlese im Jubiläumsjahr:
Meisterwerke aus der Graphischen Sammlung

Frühjahr 2025

In 2025, the Museum Georg Schäfer in Schweinfurt will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Reason enough to make a large selection of masterpieces from the 5000 works of art in the collection. Around 230 works of art, including many coloured watercolours by famous and unknown German and Austrian artists of the 19th century, will be presented in a large exhibition.

Love Disasters –
Die komplizierte Liebe in der Kunst

Herbst 2025

The focus of the exhibition is on the visualisation of problematical love through art. The starting point is Romanticism, which – contrary to the general assumption – is astonishingly progressive in accepting unconventional love relationships and thus encourages discussion about the problem area of
“love”: a discussion that has not been closed to this day and is constantly challenging art in new ways.