Dear friends of the Skulpturenmuseum,
we are back!
The time has finally come: The Skulpturenmuseum finally opens its new program at the temporary location in Marl Hüls with the exhibition Christian Odzuck - A piece of marl. The museum welcomes you at the temporary museum rooms on Georg-Herwegh-Straße after such a long time!
Still, there is always the opportunity to take part in a free public guided tour of Marls public art on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. in Marl-Mitte and NEW at 3:30 p.m. in Marl-Hüls!
We are looking forward 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!
Shortly before the start of the Skulpturenmuseum at its temporary location in Marl-Hüls, the catalogue of the exhibition (BLACKOUT) by Mischa Kuball was published by Wienand Verlag. (BLACKOUT) accompanied the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten up to the last day of the exhibition before the closure of the longstanding location at Creiler Platz.
The catalogue captures the nostalgic mood of the museum's last days and impressively shows how sensitively Mischa Kuball responded to the unusual exhibition situation with his light installation. Not only was a selection of objects from the collection a completely new experience for the public, foremore the artist created an atmospheric, pointed work of art that radiated beyond Creiler Platz.
Mischa Kuball: (BLACKOUT)
Ed. Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Wienand Verlag, Köln 2022
Hardcover, 56 pages
18 Euro, Museum price 14 Euro
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.