News 12 February 2017, 14:00 - 12 February 2017

12. Elledorado ArtCharity

On 12. Feb. 2017, the 12th edition of ArtCharity will take place at Schwules Museum* (Gay Museum*) Berlin.

Since Elledorado’s founding in 1998, it has supported more than 120 projects for our city, amounting to more than 170,000 euros. Most of these funds were acquired through the annual ArtCharity.

38 Berliner artist, other international artists and private collectors made an impressive number of works available to support elledorado e.V., affording them the opportunity to promote other of the...

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News 09 December 2016 - 27 March 2017

Change of Scenery 2.0: Rock Hudson and the AIDS Crisis

Opening night: 8 December 2016, 7.00 pm

 

“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...

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News 12 January 2017

In Memory of Alice Carlé and Her Family

On February 9, 2017, the Gay Museum*, partnered with the Magnus Hirschfeld Society and the Lesbian Archive Spinnboden, will host an evening charity event. The event takes place prior to the laying of four Stolpersteine (English: tripping stones) for Alice Carlé, her sister Charlotte, and her parents Nathan Moritz and Margarete Carlé in March 2017. After a brief welcome by Katja Koblitz in the name of the Gay Museum*, Raimund Wolfert will talk about the research on the Carlé family. Afterwards,...

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News 17 January 2017, 16:00

New Research Trainee: Carina Klugbauer

Wir freuen uns sehr mit Carina Klugbauer, Jahrgang 1988, unsere neue wissenschaftliche Volontärin in unserer einzigartigen Institution begrüßen zu dürfen!

Carina Klugbauer studierte Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie an der LMU München und der Thammasat University Bangkok sowie Politische Theorie an der Goethe Universität Frankfurt a. M. und Gender Studies an der CEU Budapest. Daneben arbeitete sie als Redakteurin für die Zeitschriften diskus und Das Argument, engagierte sich bildungspolitisch...

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News 17 January 2017, 16:20

New PR intern: Lara Schultz

I’m Lara, the new intern at Schwules Museum in the public relations and press department for the next three months. Here I’m going to support the team with Instagram and Facebook issues and do the research for our weekly #tbt in the archive – very thrilling! This means that we look back every Thursday to present an especially interesting piece of art we had in the Museum in the past with its history. My major is sociology and linguistics and I just spent four months studying in China, now I’m...

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News 03 March 2017

ğ – kuir formların göçü

ğ - yumuşak g - çoğunlukla Berlin merkezli sanatçı ve çalışma ortaklarıyla gerçekleştirilecek ve 2017 baharında Schwules Museum*’da görülebilecek multidisipliner bir sanat projesidir. Berlin-İstanbul ya da Türkiye-Almanya hattında LGBTİQ* bireylerin transkültürel etkileşimlerini kavramak bu sergi projesinin odak noktasıdır; nitekim sanatsal göç tek yöne hareket etmez.

Proje, Türkiye’den gelen kuir-göçmen bireylerin hayat deneyimleriyle, ve özellikle bu deneyimleri konu edinen sanatsal...

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News 09 January 2017

Öffnungszeiten der Bibliothek erweitert, nun auch wieder Freitags!

Freitag der 13. Januar 2017 ist zumindest in diesem Fall kein Unglückstag, sondern mit einer guten Nachricht verbunden: Nachdem zum Juli 2016 wegen Personalmangel die Öffnungsszeiten der Bibliothek auf drei Tage reduziert wurden, kann das Schwule Museum* dank der Verstärkung durch drei neu zum Team gestoßene Ehrenamtliche künftig auch Freitags wieder den Service bieten, den man von uns gewohnt ist – und erwarten darf. Ab sofort ist die Bibliothek somit wieder Mo, Mi, Do & Fr von 14 bis 18 Uhr...

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Preview 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

News 06 September 2016

More Diversity at The Schwules Museum*: Introducing a Generation and Perspective Change

At the members meeting on September 6th 2016, The Schwules Museum* elected a new board of directors. The board was expanded from five to eight people, plus a coopted position, which will serve for two years instead of just one, as was previously the case. Dr. Birgit Bosold (Finance and Exhibitions), Dr. Kevin Clarke (Exhibitions, Events, and Press), and Jan-Claus Müller (Personnel & Volunteer Support) were reelected to the board and will continue serving in their previous positions. In addition...

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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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News 29 August 2016

From the Archive… - The “Hate Crime” File is now catalogued!

Julia Wigger, who recently completed her Masters degree in Public History at the Freie Üniversitat Berlin, has worked with the Schwules Museum* for nearly three years. Working as a volunteer since 2013, Julia has helped to develop an important part of the inventory of the SMU* Archive, which is now in a preliminary form, in order to be enabled for future use. The archival file relating to “Hate Crimes” (formerly entitled “Justice”) contains several thousand occurrences of “violence against...

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Preview 18 March 2017, 19:30

„Operette für zwei schwule Tenöre“

Preview des neuen Musikprojektes von Florian Ludewig und Johannes Kram

Eine „Operette für zwei schwule Tenöre“ entsteht gerade in Berlin Schöneberg. Florian Ludewig, der langjährige Komponist und Pianist von „Malediva“ sowie der Nollendorfblogger und Theaterautor Johannes Kram bringen die Geschichte eines Männerpaares auf die Bühne, die sich zwischen der Klischeewelt einer Landidylle und der Berliner Fetischszene bewegt. In einer ersten Preview präsentiert das Schwule Museum* am 18. und 19....

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News 26 January 2017, 19:00

Filmzeit: Escape To Life

Der Film Escape To Life beginnt mit einem spielerischen gegenseitigen Interview, entnommen dem gleichnamigen, 1939 von Erika und Klaus Mann gemeinsam verfassten Buch. An einem entscheidenden Wendepunkt ihrer Lebensläufe, dem Beginn der Exiljahre in Amerika, denken sie über ihre Vergangenheit und die jüngsten Ereignisse nach, die sie in dieses riesige, fremde Land gebracht haben. Eine fiktive Szene nach Motiven Klaus Manns führt in die Vorstellung der unbeschwerten, glücklichen Kindheit, die...

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