Event 01 August 2016 - 30 September 2016

Free guided tours at the Schwules Museum*

Guided tours at the Schwules* Museum in August:

Thursday, 25. August at 6pm guided tour "Bühnenbild: Peter Kothe"

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, 1...

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Preview 27 August 2016, 18:30 - 27 August 2016

Long Night of Museums: Well played. Music out of the LGBT* archive

Dr. Wolfgang Cortjaens, chief of archive at SMU* will be the DJ for the night and will present vinyls out of the Schwules Museum* archive: Country, Disco, queer chanons and many more from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Feel free to dance through the Schwules Museum*!

There will be guided tours of the Schwules Museum* archive with Kristine Schmid at 7pm / 9pm / 10pm / 11pm / 1am

The curatorial team of the "Am I Dandy?" exhibition will be giving guided tours of the exhibition at 6:30pm / 7:30pm /...

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News 23 June 2016 - 20 November 2016

Am I Dandy? Instructions on How to Lead an Extravagant Life

“Whoever doesn’t carry a backpack, wear a tattered sweater with torn jeans, but is just dressed normally is a dandy,” according to the late journalist Fritz J. Raddatz, who died in 2015 and was often called a modern dandy. Still, the question remains of who or what is a dandy?
The exhibition will try to provide an answer. By bringing historical dandy portrayals such as “Beau” Brummell or Oscar Wilde with current manifestations of dandyism together for the first time, it is possible to present the...

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News 21 June 2016

What's Your Story?

The intercultural youth project “What’s Your Story?” wants to help young queer refugees find their way into our society and culture. Their individual stories will be made visible to a larger public through an exhibition at the Schwules Museum*; the goal is to encourage young people to learn more about solidarity. At the same time, artistic, social and communicative skills are taught, in order to increase future job possibilities and the education of young refugees.

In the first part of the...

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Preview 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...

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Preview 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...

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Preview 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



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Preview 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...

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Preview 28 October 2016 - 30 January 2017

“So, It's a Girl”: Homage to Erika and Klaus Mann

Thomas Mann, who fought his whole life against his own homosexual desires, received extensive recognition from the Schwules Museum* in 2005. An homage to his gay son, Golo, followed in 2009. Golo stood in opposition to his conservative bourgeoise parents and his two older bohemian siblings from an early age. Erika Mann, the first child of Katia and Thomas Mann should have been a boy. Despite her father’s disappointment, Erika had a special position in the family: She was daddy’s girl. Early on...

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Exhibition 15 July 2016 - 17 October 2016

Stage Design: Peter Kothe. An East-West German Life

This exhibition of Peter Kothe's life and work is a continuation of our series about "queer" stage designers. So far, the Schwules Museum* has honored Paul Seltenhammer and Rochus Gliese with exhibitions, both men had major stylistic influences on the post-war Berlin theater scene. In this new exhibition, we explore Peter Kothe's career and life which both began in East Germany and later blossomed in the West, where he worked with film director Rosa von Praunheim von I Am My Own Woman (about the...

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