Großes Schloss (Vorschau)

Vernissage: Saturday 18 May 2019, 7 p.m.

HOLLYWOOD ICONS - Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation

Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock & Co.

19.05.2019 bis 15.09.2019


Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford or Clark Gable and many others remain Hollywood icons to this day. The movie industry of the 1920s to 1950s created great stars and skilfully marketed them. Even today everyone is familiar with the recordings of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's or Marlon Brando's The Wild One.


In addition to influential stars and famous directors, the exhibition focuses on the portrait and still photographers who work unnoticed in the background. Their works are essential for the creation of a star image and for the promotion of cinema movies, and their millions of pictorial recordings spread the style that has been a symbol of Hollywood ever since.


A reunion with familiar faces from Judy Garland to Fred Astaire and from James Dean to Elizabeth Taylor, in which Hollywood comes to life in over 200 photographs. Presented by the John Kobal Foundation in collaboration with Terra Esplêndida.

Vernissage: Saturday 21 September 2019, 7 p.m.

The Struwwelpeter

Fridget-Philipp, Paulinchen and Johnny Head-in-Air between fascination and bugbear from 1844 until today

22.09.2019 bis 12.01.2020


Just look who is standing here, ugh the Struwwelpeter! Many children have grown up with this sentence introducing the story of the Struwwelpeter. In 1844, the psychiatrist Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann invents not only the story of the boy who does not let his hair nor his nails cut but also several other characters of this kind. Johnny Head-in-Air as well as the fidget are some of them that still have its impact on the German language usage until today. With his storytelling picture book Hoffmann creates a work which people appreciate but also criticize. It both fascinates and shudders readers until today.


The concept of the Struwwelpeter that Heinrich Hoffmann has created is adapted until today. For more than 150 years it inspires other artists to develop new variations of this classic. This exhibition in particular combines early drawings with current Struwwelpeter publications thereby stressing the wide range and topicality of this subject.


Once again, the LUDWIGGALERIE dedicates an extensive exhibition to an essential part of German picture book and illustration history.

Kleines Schloss (Vorschau)

Vernissage: Sunday, 16 June 2019, 3 p.m.

The Kunstverein as a guest of the LUDWIGGALERIE

Stefan Kaluza. In the cabinett: Liny Lan

16.06.2019 bis 22.09.2018


Vernissage: Sunday, 29 September 2019, 3 p.m.

Simon Schwartz – Geschichtsbilder. Comics & Graphic Novels

In cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Erfurt

29.09.2019 bis 19.01.2020



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