Guided Tour 01 September 2016 - 30 September 2016

Free guided tours at the Schwules Museum*

Guided tours at the Schwules* Museum in September:

Thursday, 01. September at 6pm guided tour „Ken. To Be Destroyed“ with Hannes Hacke

Saturday, 03. September at 4pm guided tour MILLIONAIRES CAN BE TRANS* // YOU ARE SO BRAVE*

Thursday, 08. September at 5pm guided tour „Bühnenbild: Peter Kothe“ with curator & „founding mother“ of the Schwules Museum* Wolfgang Theis

Saturday, 10. September at 4pm guided tour „Am I Dandy? Instructions on How to Lead an Extravagant Life“ with curator Dr. Anna-Dorothea Ludewig

Thursday, 15. September at 5pm guided tour „Ken. To Be Destroyed“ with Katja Koblitz

Saturday, 17. September at 4pm guided tour MILLIONAIRES CAN BE TRANS* // YOU ARE SO BRAVE*

Saturday, 24. September at 4pm guided tour „Am I Dandy? Instructions on How to Lead an Extravagant Life“ with curator Dr. Anna-Dorothea Ludewig

Thursday, 29. September at 6pm guided tour „Bühnenbild: Peter Kothe“ with curator & „founding mother“ of the Schwules Museum* Wolfgang Theis


Guided tours with curators and trainees are available almost every Thursday and Saturday. The tours themselves are free, visitors only have to pay admission for the museum itself.

Additional guided tours for private groups, educational trips or similar can be requested and booked via kontakt(at) When it comes to the number of participants, we recommend 25 for tours through our exhibitions and the museum itself and 15 participants for tours through our archive.

Event 08 September 2016, 19:00 - 08 September 2016

Film Presentation: Interview with Peter Kothe

The „Oral History: DRR“ project from director and documentary filmmaker Jochen Hick collects oral histories from more than 20 lesbian-gay witnesses of the political, cultural, and personal experiences of life in the DDR. Peter Kothe, to whom the exhibition, “Bühnenbild: Peter Kothe. Ein ostwestdeutsches Leben” is dedicated, is one of these people. For the first time ever, we will be screening the complete interview with Peter Kothe. The event will be moderated by Wolfgang Theis. Beforehand there will be a guided tour of the exhibition

Lesung 15 September 2016, 19:00 - 15 September 2016

Reading of the Unpublished Novel "Viktor" and a Conversation with the Author Michael Fisch

Berlin literary expert and author, Michael Fisch, will be reading at the Schwules Museum* from his unreleased novel, “Viktor”. The night will be moderated by the Schwules Museum* Archive leader Wolfgang Cortjeans. The author will hold a question & answer session with the audience after the reading. The author has close connections with the Arabic world as 3 of his novels take place in Mahgreb: firstly “Khamsa” (2010) in Morocco, then “Plural” (2013) in Tunesia und lastly “Viktor” (2017) in Algeria. These three novels are part of the extensive narrative project “A New World” of which ten volumes are planned for publication. Event

Lesung 22 September 2016, 19:00

Book Presentation: Self-loathing & Emancipation. The Other in Heterosexual Normalcy by and with Patsy l’Amour laLove

Not only heterosexuals recognize how tolerant and liberal society has become, especially in reference to gay, lesbian, and trans people. But the idea that everything is as it should be is a big concern to who are critical of normalcy as the standard. For LGBTQ people, normalcy is not a good option. Animosity is always still present. The most obvious challenge is Coming-out, which even today presents a problem to most. Therefore there cannot be a normalcy of the other. Event



Lecture 29 September 2016, 19:00

The Femme Dandy from Stendhal to Club Cassanova

With PD Dr. Isabelle Stauffer (Mainz)

Although Dandyism is masculine in principle, the Femme Dandy has been accompanying this history since the mid-19th century. However, Female Dandyism needs its own money and an unassailable social position to transfer life into an art piece. In the 20th and 21st century, the Bohemians, the emancipation of women, and homosexuality opened up new possibilities for the Femme Dandy. Celebrity cult, ready-made-clothing, and Camp are forming postmodern Dandyism and enable new, productive forms of appearance. Event

Lecture 13 October 2016, 19:00 - 13 October 2016

„The Jewish Dandy: The Self-Staging of Theodor Herzl“

Was Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, a „Jewish“ dandy? Was he even the type of the vain beau, who was populating the Vienna coffeehouses around 1900? This talk will explore those controversial questions, as well as Herzls auratic authority, which he highlighted with carefully considered clothing in order to effectively stage his speeches in a scene. Event

Lecture 20 October 2016, 19:00 - 20 October 2016

Drag Kings and Dandies... What's the Diff? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Diane Torr is a performance artist working in dance, drag king performance, installation, film and video. She now lives and works between Glasgow, Berlin, and New York. She is a visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, Stockholm University of Arts, and Freie Universität Berlin. Diane is best-known internationally as one of the pioneers of “drag king” performance (female-to-male drag) and co-directed and co-curated, together with Berlin artist, Bridge Markland, the godrag! Festival at Tacheles, Berlin, 2002. For over 20 years, Diane has taught her renowned Man-for-a-Day workshop across Europe and North America. She is the co-author of the 2010 book: Sex, Drag and Male Roles; Investigating Gender as Performance.

Lecture 03 November 2016, 19:00 - 03 November 2016

(How to) Dandy digital: Transformation & Dandyesque Self-Representation in Virtual Space

Dandies are commonly identified by their unique sense of fashion, which in turn helps them find their position inside our shared social environment. For many young people, participation in social networks, especially Facebook, is obligatory to ensure their social participation. Are virtual representations of social networks suited to present oneself as a Dandy? An instruction manual.

Alexander Tilger (*1983 in Oldenburg) is an art-educator and works for Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard at the Institute for Art Education at Goethe Universität Frankfurt since 2011. His emphasis is in Game Studies, Fan Studies, and Web 2.0 Studies. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on Fan Culture: "Communicative Fan Culture Practice as a Membrane Between Haptic and Digital Uniform(-ity)"