Dear friends of the Skulpturenmuseum Marl,
currently on view in the Marl Sculpture Museum: Textiles Areal with Paulina Hoffmann, Stefan Roigk and Anna Virnich!
You can visit the group exhibition Textiles Areal in the temporary building of the Skulpturenmuseum Marl at Georg-Herwegh-Straße 63-67 until 8th October 2023. Here Paulina Hoffmann, Stefan Roigk and Anna Virnich free themselves in different ways from the expectations of the material and create new (experiential) spaces. Together they propagate a new encounter with textile art in the exhibition space and renegotiate borderline moments of texture, processing and effect.
At the same time, the site-specific sound installation Glass Pavilion Marl by this year's winner of the art prize of the Kunststiftung NRW Camille Norment can be visited daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until 15th October 2023 in the Skulpturenpark Marl. The work offers a new perspective on the park and invites visitors to interact physically and aurally with the surroundings.
We look forward to you!
Your museum team
Free public tours
Free, public tours about art in the public space in the city-center of Marl continue to take place every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The meeting point is the work Non Violence by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd at Creiler Platz.
Thematic tours of the changing exhibition at the museum and in the Marl-Hüls district also take place at our temporary location every Sunday at 3.30 p.m. The meeting point for this is the temporary museum at Georg-Herwegh-Straße 63-67.
Prior registration on 02365 992257 or firstname.lastname@example.org is required for the Sunday tour in the city center.
The project Marschall 66
Transparent, with lots of glass for views in and out of the building, accessible and elegant: Marschall 66 was to be integrated as a new cultural center and with its conception as a "third place" in the center of Marl. A meeting place with a special quality - art institution and educational institution at the same time - for everyone in the city and of national importance. You can read about the latest media reports on the planned Marschall 66, in which the Skulpturenmuseum will also find its new home, here.
Art Award of Kunststiftung NRW – Nam June Paik Award 2023 for Camille Norment
The internationally renowned artist Camille Norment receives the art prize of the Kunststiftung NRW - Nam June Paik Award 2023. Her site-specific sound installation Glass Pavilion Marl can be visited daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the sculpture park until October 15, 2023. The work offers a new perspective on the park and invites visitors to interact physically and aurally with the surroundings.
Sculpture in Marl
The Marl city centre is home to an unusual density of high-class works of art. 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. The open-air presentation was revolutionary for the 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. Passing by and seeing children play on it today reminds many residents of Marl of their own childhood.