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




The Skulpturenmuseum invites children and young people between the ages of 8 and 16 to take part in the art courses Get to the art. Two courses in spring are already starting in March and April and are free of charge. Prior knowledge is not required. 


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.