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Skulpturenmuseum Marl

Seit 30. April im Übergangsquartier

Please note that the Skulpturenmuseum Marl is currently relocating and is closed. From 30 April, the museum will be showing an exhibition of works by the artist Christian Odzuck. The temporary accommodation is in the Martin Luther King School (Georg-Herwegh-Straße 67, Marl-Hüls).


As a transparent exhibition centre, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl displays sculptures from the fields of both Classic Modernism and contemporary art – not only within the museum itself, but also within the urban space.

For those visiting Marl for the first time, the museum can be somewhat difficult to find. This is because, in Marl, it's a little harder to tell where art stops and the town starts. The Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten building is somewhat concealed, situated under the meeting wing of the town hall, next to the large flight of steps leading to the registry office.

 

Visible to Everyone

Founded in 1982, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten – "Glaskasten" being German for "glass box" – very much lives up to its name, with all of the exhibition space being completely surrounded by large, glass surfaces. Here, the exhibits on 20th century art, Classic Modernism and contemporary art are not hidden behind metre-thick walls. Instead, they are transparently and deliberately displayed out in the open, visible to passers-by in the street. The collection includes works from Auguste Rodin, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti and Wolf Vostell, among others, as well as from contemporary artists such as James Turrell, Bogomir Ecker, Felix Droese and Isa Melsheimer.

Another way in which the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten can be recognised from the street is thanks to the writing which spells out "Les Fleurs du Mal" – part of an installation from Düsseldorf-born artist Mischa Kuball. The letters are lit up at night, meaning that they can always be read. The installation also includes a large concrete vase, placed at the bottom of the flight of stairs and which the residents of Marl are encouraged to fill with flowers.

 

Sculptures and Media Art

The museum's exhibits are not only limited to those which feature inside the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten. Approximately 100 additional sculptures, from (Hans) Arp to (Ossip) Zadkine, have been placed around the local area which surrounds the architecturally striking town hall, the artificial City-See lake, and the town area as a whole. The closer you approach the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten on foot, the higher the concentration of large sculptures to be discovered.

In 1990, another branch was added to the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten in the form of the Paracelsus-Klinik. The collection which is housed there comprises around 50 20th-century works of art.

Electronic art also has a place in Marl. Every two years, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten awards the Marler Medienkunst-Preise series of awards – which consists of the Marler Videokunst-Preis and the EUROPEAN SOUNDART AWARD – to national artists who work with the media of video and sound. The prize winners are then presented in the museum in the form of an exhibition.

Events

Lina Ecker

13. August 2024
14:00

Get active! - Cyanotype

Catching the sun: Photography without a camera? How does it work?

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites children and young people aged 10 to 16 to capture the summer sun and its shadows together with art educators Fionnuala Maher-Rieck and Lina Ecker. For example, we will collect and use plants and industrial objects from our everyday lives to create surprising and high-contrast photographic images. For this we will learn and use the cyanotype - an old photographic technique from which blue and white color prints are developed without a camera. No previous knowledge is required.

3 consecutive days:
13.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm
14.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm
15.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm

maximum 10 participants

free of charge; ongoing course, no individual appointments possible

Location: Martin Luther-King-Schule, Georg-Herwegh-Str. 67 (old building), 45772 Marl

Only the Skulpturenmuseum Marl accepts registrations by telephone:
Tel.: 02365-992257 (except Mondays).

Lina Ecker

13. August 2024
14:00

Get active! - Cyanotype

Catching the sun: Photography without a camera? How does it work?

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites children and young people aged 10 to 16 to capture the summer sun and its shadows together with art educators Fionnuala Maher-Rieck and Lina Ecker. For example, we will collect and use plants and industrial objects from our everyday lives to create surprising and high-contrast photographic images. For this we will learn and use the cyanotype - an old photographic technique from which blue and white color prints are developed without a camera. No previous knowledge is required.

3 consecutive days:
13.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm
14.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm
15.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm

maximum 10 participants

free of charge; ongoing course, no individual appointments possible

Location: Martin Luther-King-Schule, Georg-Herwegh-Str. 67 (old building), 45772 Marl

Only the Skulpturenmuseum Marl accepts registrations by telephone:
Tel.: 02365-992257 (except Mondays).

Lina Ecker

13. August 2024
14:00

Get active! - Cyanotype

Catching the sun: Photography without a camera? How does it work?

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites children and young people aged 10 to 16 to capture the summer sun and its shadows together with art educators Fionnuala Maher-Rieck and Lina Ecker. For example, we will collect and use plants and industrial objects from our everyday lives to create surprising and high-contrast photographic images. For this we will learn and use the cyanotype - an old photographic technique from which blue and white color prints are developed without a camera. No previous knowledge is required.

3 consecutive days:
13.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm
14.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm
15.08.2024: 14.00-17.00 pm

maximum 10 participants

free of charge; ongoing course, no individual appointments possible

Location: Martin Luther-King-Schule, Georg-Herwegh-Str. 67 (old building), 45772 Marl

Only the Skulpturenmuseum Marl accepts registrations by telephone:
Tel.: 02365-992257 (except Mondays).

Christa Appel

17. October 2024
11:00

Get active! - Your artwork for the city

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites children and young people aged 8-14 to explore sculptures on site together with art educator Christa Appel. Together we will explore what stories they tell or could tell in the city. Anything is possible and nothing has to be perfect! We then develop our own stories and create our own sculptures, a stage set, costumes or even a performance to bring the stories to life. You decide in which direction it goes!

2 event blocks:
1st event block
Thu, 17.10. 11-14h
Fri. 18.10. 11-14h

2nd event block
Thu. 24.10. 11-14h
Fri. 25.10. 11-14h

maximum 10 participants

free of charge; ongoing course, no individual appointments possible

Location: Martin Luther-King-Schule, Georg-Herwegh-Str. 67 (old building), 45772 Marl

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl accepts registrations by telephone:
Tel.: 02365-992257 (except Mondays).

Christa Appel

17. October 2024
11:00

Get active! - Your artwork for the city

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites children and young people aged 8-14 to explore sculptures on site together with art educator Christa Appel. Together we will explore what stories they tell or could tell in the city. Anything is possible and nothing has to be perfect! We then develop our own stories and create our own sculptures, a stage set, costumes or even a performance to bring the stories to life. You decide in which direction it goes!

2 event blocks:
1st event block
Thu, 17.10. 11-14h
Fri. 18.10. 11-14h

2nd event block
Thu. 24.10. 11-14h
Fri. 25.10. 11-14h

maximum 10 participants

free of charge; ongoing course, no individual appointments possible

Location: Martin Luther-King-Schule, Georg-Herwegh-Str. 67 (old building), 45772 Marl

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl accepts registrations by telephone:
Tel.: 02365-992257 (except Mondays).

Christa Appel

17. October 2024
11:00

Get active! - Your artwork for the city

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites children and young people aged 8-14 to explore sculptures on site together with art educator Christa Appel. Together we will explore what stories they tell or could tell in the city. Anything is possible and nothing has to be perfect! We then develop our own stories and create our own sculptures, a stage set, costumes or even a performance to bring the stories to life. You decide in which direction it goes!

2 event blocks:
1st event block
Thu, 17.10. 11-14h
Fri. 18.10. 11-14h

2nd event block
Thu. 24.10. 11-14h
Fri. 25.10. 11-14h

maximum 10 participants

free of charge; ongoing course, no individual appointments possible

Location: Martin Luther-King-Schule, Georg-Herwegh-Str. 67 (old building), 45772 Marl

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl accepts registrations by telephone:
Tel.: 02365-992257 (except Mondays).

Christa Appel

17. October 2024
11:00

Get active! - Your artwork for the city

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites children and young people aged 8-14 to explore sculptures on site together with art educator Christa Appel. Together we will explore what stories they tell or could tell in the city. Anything is possible and nothing has to be perfect! We then develop our own stories and create our own sculptures, a stage set, costumes or even a performance to bring the stories to life. You decide in which direction it goes!

2 event blocks:
1st event block
Thu, 17.10. 11-14h
Fri. 18.10. 11-14h

2nd event block
Thu. 24.10. 11-14h
Fri. 25.10. 11-14h

maximum 10 participants

free of charge; ongoing course, no individual appointments possible

Location: Martin Luther-King-Schule, Georg-Herwegh-Str. 67 (old building), 45772 Marl

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl accepts registrations by telephone:
Tel.: 02365-992257 (except Mondays).

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