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Current Exhibitions

Here you can find some of the current exhibitions in the musems of Bonn and the region.

 


 

 

Touchdown
An exhibition with and about people with Down syndrome
 

The exhibition deals with the present and past of people with and without Down syndrom.

 

October 29th 2016 - March 12th 2017

 

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND
100 000 YEARS OF CULTURAL HISTORY

22 November 2016 to 26 March 2017

 

 

Preview:

KATHARINA SIEVERDING. ART AND CAPITALISM FROM 1967 TO 2017

photography

 

10 March to 16 July 2017

IRAN. ANCIENT CULTURE BETWEEN WATER AND DESERT

Treasures out of the graves of two princesses and spectacular funds of grave fields of Jiroft are shown for the first time out of Iran.

 

13 April to 20 August 2017

 

COMICS! MANGAS! GRAPHIC NOVELS!

With over 250 exhibits from the USA, Europe and Japan this is the largest exhibition on this genre in Germany so far.

 

7 May to 10 September 2017

ALEKSANDRA DOMANOVIC

The diversified spectre of the artist includes video as well as sculptures, installations and computer graphic. For Bundeskunsthalle the artist created a special exhibition with new works.

 

2 June to 24 September 2017

FERDINAND HODLER. EARLY MODERN ARTIST

The exhibition is the first wide work show in Germany since 20 years. This exhibition is realised in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bern.

 

8 September 2017 to 28 January 2018

 

WEATHER REPORT. ABOUT WEATHER CULTURE AND CLIMATE SCIENCE

The exhibition and the accompanying programme of events in Bonn will not only endeavour to shed light on different assumptions of the climate debate through scientific and artistic means, it also sets out to heighten sensitivity and direct attention to the complex and vital system that is our atmosphere.

 

7 October 2017 to 4 March 2018 

BUNDESPREIS FÜR KUNSTSTUDIERENDE

10 November 2017 to 28 January 2018

Videonale.16

festival for video and time-based forms of art

 

February 17th - April 2nd 2017

 

 

Preview:

Lundahl & Seitl. New Originals

In their exhibition New Originals, the artists invite us to reflect on the origin of pictures and the development of memories. The center of the work is an audio walk specifically conceived for Kunstmuseum Bonn, extending over three exhibition spaces and further collection spaces. This production presents the Swedish artists' work in Germany in form of an exhibition for the first time.

 

March 9th - May 28th 2017

Gerhard Richter

 

About painting - early paintings

 

June 15th - October 1st 2017


 

 

Our blue planet

The living network

 

Discovering and explaining biodiversity - this is the main emphasis of Museum Koenig. The permanent exhibition offers the visitors a genuine nature experience based on naturalistic ecosystem displays.

 

permanent exhibition

 


 

 

Our Story. Germany since 1945

 

The museum presents in an authentic way the history of Germany after the Second World War.

 

permanent exhibition

please note: due to renovation the permanent exhibition will be closed from march trough autum 2017. This does not concern the temporary exhibitions. 

 

Home is a far away land.

photographies of Gundula Schulze Eldowy

Insights to live in DDR, absurdities and embarrassment, life and death – Gundula Schulze Eldowy shows in her pictures the unadorned daily life of the communist dictatorship. The exhibition presents a selection of around 60 photographies.

 

November 18th 2016 - April 2nd 2017

Neue Alte

Photography of Ute Mahler

 

September 1st, 2016 - June 5th, 2017

 

 

 

Preview:

Loved – Used – hated. The Germans and their cars

 

March 10th 2017 - January 21st 2018


Deutsches Museum Bonn

 

 

Contemporary research and technology

 

Technical and scientific highlights of contemporary research and technology in Germany after 1945.

 

permanent exhibition

 

 

 

Experiencing the sea

 

This interactive exhibition gives visitors an understanding to everything around the sea. The importance of evolution and diversity of the sea and the relationship between human and the sea are priorities.

 

October 7th 2016 - April 23rd 2017

 


 

From the Neanderthal Man to the present age

Time journey through 300.000 years of cultural history in the Rhineland.

 

Permanent exhibition.

 

ZERO is good for you. Mack, Piene, Uecker in Bonn 1966/2016

in cooperation with ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

The exhibition is based on a science project of the ZERO foundation, which is dedicated to the activities of the international ZERO movement that started out from the Rhineland and have been promoted by the LVR.

 

November 26th 2016 - March 26th 2017

 

 

Preview:

Rudolf Knubel

Thinking with your eyes

Retrospektive

 

February 16th - April 17th 2017

Klaus Mettig 

Passenger without ticket

 

April 6th - July 9th 2017

Freddie Michael Soethout

Air pieces

Room Installations

 

April 6th - July 9th 2017

 

Zisterzienser. Europe of the monasteries

The exhibition focusses on the medieval prime-age of the order. Numerous exhibits have been restored especially for the exhibition and - together with modells, CAD-reconstructions, media and participatpory exhibit - bring back to life the monastery world for all your senses.

 

June 29th 2017 - January 28th 2018

Dieter Krämer

Paintings

 

September 28th - January 21st 2018

Im Meer versunken

Sizilien und die Unterwasserarchäologie

 

Oktober 12th 2017 - March 11th 2018


 

 

Sammlung Arp 2016

 

Art movement during World War I.

 

July 30th, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017

 

 

 

 

Ready for the stage

1st Act (1900 - 2016)

 

The presentation shows works from the modern era to contemporary art. Based on costumes, installations, videos, paintings and skulptures, the connection between representing and forming art is presented multifaceted.

 

September 23rd 2016 - April 23rd 2017


 

 

Ready for the stage

2nd Act (1600-1900)

 

The presentation shows works from the modern era to contemporary art. Based on costumes, installations, videos, paintings and skulptures, the connection between representing and forming art is presented multifaceted.

 

November 11th 2016 - May 7th 2017

 


 

Because of its structural extension the August Macke House is closed til autumn 2017.

 


Arithmeum

 

 

Calculating then and now

 

The beginnings of the collection of mechanical calculators that applies to more than 2,000 exhibits as a world leader, date back to the 1970s. At that time mechanics were replaced by electronics; a 300-year development of complex mechanics went to an abrupt end.

 

permanent exhibition

 


Max Ernst Museum Brühl

 

 

Preview:

Jürgen Klauke – self reflections

Overview on graphic work 1970 to 2016.

 

March 12th – July 2nd 2017


Siebengebirgsmuseum Königswinter

 

 

Landscape - history - Rhine romanticism

 

The names which stand for highlights of the landscape experience on the Rhine: Königswinter, Drachenfels and the Siebengebirge. Important works of artistic landscape reception depict the international perception of the Rhine landscape in the last two centuries.

 

permanent exhibition

 

The Rhine and the Charente. Landscape pictures in a german-french dialogue

With exhibits of the Musée d’Art et d'Histoire de Cognac and the collection RheinRomantik. An exhibition in the context of the town twinning between Königswinter and Cognac.

 

November 3rd 2016 - April 17th 2017


Stadtmuseum Bonn

The Company Soennecken

March - Beginning of June 2017

The Sons of the Domestiks

Making a career at the court of the last prince elector and after the end of prince election in Cologne - from Beethoven to the Eichhoffs

An exhibition at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Haus

 

May 31st - September 17th 2017

Elemantary and primary Schools in Bonn from the Kaiserzeit to World War II

 

August 30th - November 12th 2017

 

August Wilhelm Schlegel

 

In Coorperation with the romantic museum of Frankfurt

September 2017 - January 2018