News 09 December 2016 - 01 May 2017

Change of Scenery 2.0: Rock Hudson and the AIDS Crisis

“I need a change of scenery, said the birch tree,” sang Hildegard Knef once, and henceforth started writing her own lyrics. Even in everyday life one speaks about a “change of scenery,” if the situation is to be changed fundamentally. A change of scenery is more than just applying a new coat of paint. It is a drastic change that provides a new backdrop for the existing fixtures: an aid in interpretation, another view, not only in everyday life, but also the questions of self-discovery, theories,...

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Exhibition 17 February 2017 - 26 June 2017

Siegfried Wagner: Bayreuth’s 'Fairy' Crown Prince

17 February 2017 – 26 June 2017, Opening Night February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

The story of the Wagner clan – with all their violations of conventional morals, intrigues, scandals, and power-struggles surrounding Bayreuth – has kept the German public spellbound for over 150 years. The "Green Hill" and the festival held there annually since 1951 are regarded, by many, as the "Pantheon of the German People," a national shrine and cultural asset of the highest order.

Composer Richard Wagner...

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Exhibition 02 March 2017 - 29 May 2017

ğ – queer forms migrate

ğ - the soft g - is a multidisciplinary art project featuring mostly Berlin-based artists and cooperation partners, that will take place in spring 2017 at the Schwules Museum*. The focus of this exhibition project is to explore the transcultural exchange of LGBTIQ* people between Berlin and Istanbul, or rather Turkey and Germany – as artistic migration does not only move in one direction. > more

Exhibition 17 March 2017 - 05 June 2017

The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon

With the exhibition The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon for the first time Schwules Museum* focusses on the perspective of queer refugees. The exhibition is part of the project “What´s Your Story?” supported by Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung Berlin in cooperation with the Queere Unterkunft Treptow (Queer Shelter Treptow) and Jugend im Museum e. V. (Youth at the Museum). > more

Exhibition 12 May 2017 - 28 August 2017

Change of Scenery 2.1 // "You aren’t born a woman, you become one"

READ SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR! Opening: May 11th 2017, 7 pm

Is women's empowerment an old hat, an out of date discussion, or a project of yesterday? Didn’t the category of gender disappear long ago? Do we still want to transcend Beauvoir's men today? Hasn’t the idea of a superior gender been superseded? If you look around Europe and the world today, this concept of gender is simply reiterated, or has never been questioned at all. The negation of women's empowerment also affects the rights of other...

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Exhibition 16 June 2017 - 09 October 2017

Winckelmann – The Divine Sex

An exhibition commemorating the 300th Birthday of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768). Curated by Dr. Wolfgang Cortjaens.

Exhibition Opening on June 15th at 7 pm.

Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Birth in Stendal in 1717, death in 1768 in Triest, Italy) is heralded as the founder of modern archaeology and art. His multivolume work, History of Ancient Art (1764), was an international bestseller and translated into several languages. Today it is still regarded as the basis and standard work of art...

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