Dear friends of the Skulpturenmuseum,
dear guests,

come and visit the new exhibition Barbara Hammer: Would you like to meet your neighbor?! 

The Skulpturenmuseum Marl invites you to visit the exhibition Barbara Hammer: Would you like to meet your neighbor? from 5th March 2023 to 18th June 2023 as one of the first institutional solo exhibitions in Germany on American artist Barbara Hammer. In three rooms, the museum shows a cross-section of her 50-year oeuvre and offers a spotlight on the development of aesthetic and narrative means of film and video art. 

We look forward welcoming you in Marl!
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 sculptenmuseummarl@gmail.com 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.


Audiowalk through the city

Where are Les Fleurs du mal from? How do ATMs at Marler Stern sound? Why is the melon column in the parking lot? What is the history of the bull in Hüls? What is the tree doing in the dungeon?

Are you interested? Simply scan the QR code on the work panels around the city or go to  https://skulpturenmarl.de/ - off you go!


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.