Dear friends of the Skulpturenmuseum,
dear guests,

The Skulpturenmuseum is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Expanded Worlds - Urban Media Art in Marl.

On Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6 p.m., the Skulpturenmuseum will open Extended Worlds - urban media art in Marl, a very special exhibition that was created for Marl in close cooperation with students from the Folkwang University of the Arts and the Art History Institute of the Ruhr University Bochum. The Expanded Worlds are an interdisciplinary media art project and a creative experiment in conveying museum content through the use of contemporary technologies. In this project, the large advertising posters placed at central locations throughout cities are recognized by the specially developed adARt app that replaces them with new content on the display. More information can be found here.

As always, we look forward to seeing you!
Your museum team



Sculpture tour via Bycicle

For many, the Marl Center with the town hall towers is itself a total work of art. There, in particular, around the sculpture museum and the city lake, there are many works of art from the city's rich collection. But do you also know the hidden art locations? What else is it that makes Marl so special? Let's cycle around the city and discover together all those hidden treasures!


Sculpture in Marl

The Marl city centre is home to an unusual density of high-class works of art, a fact that visitors to the city notice straight away. Many of the residents of Marl have grown up with the sculptures, which have been a constant presence in the city since the early 1960s, long before the Skulpturenmuseum was founded in 1982. Some of the works were even purchased before the Rathaus was built from 1960 through 1967. A whole series of sculptures came to Marl as a result of the legendary ‘Kunst und Skulptur’ exhibitions in 1970 and 1972, when Holland and Switzerland were each invited guest countries. The open-air presentations were revolutionary for their time, and when they concluded, the works were purchased by the city. This group also includes ‘Naturmaschine’, by Brigitte und Martin Matschinsky-Denninghoff (1969), certainly one of the most popular sculptural works in the city. Generations of children have climbed around on the work. Strolling by and seeing children playing on it today reminds many an adult resident of Marl of his or her own childhood.