Cultural Splint #31

At the end of the first week of July, we present a new overview of upcoming events and exhibitions of museums and other cultural institutions. We hope you enjoy reading our Culture Splint!

“Day of Music” in Freiburg

On Saturday, the 7th of July, the city centre of Freiburg am Breisgau will be dominated by brass band and accordion music.
At the invitation of the City Cultural Office, 16 orchestras and ensembles from various Freiburg music associations will present the most beautiful pieces from their wide-ranging repertoire at this year’s “Day of Music” as part of this summer’s Münster Festival.
A musical tour through Freiburg’s city centre in the wake of the brass bands and accordion associations is just the thing.
The musical performances of the Freiburg brass bands and accordion orchestras can be listened to at eight locations – for the first time also on the square of the Old Synagogue. The open air concerts on the “Day of Music” start at 10.30 am and 12 am, in some places a further concert at 1.30 pm follows. In rainy weather the day of music is cancelled without substitution.
Further information on the programme is available by telephone from the Cultural Office at +49761 2012101 and on the city’s homepage at www.freiburg.de/tagdermusik.

Photographs exhibited as part of the Bavarian Landesgartenschau

Coordinated with the current Bavarian Landesgartenschau in Würzburg, two exhibitions with photo panels by the Pforzheim photo artist Günter Beck will take place.
In the changing part of the exhibition “Natural Japan – harmony and environment”, which runs until the 7th of October 2018, the Siebold Museum is showing photo panels by Günter Beck under the title “Flora photographica” until the 27th of July. The fascinating plants and plant parts arranged against a black background follow the model of the magnificent original illustrations from Philipp Franz von Siebold’s “Flora japonica” and reinterpret them in a very unusual way. The natural beauty of the plants comes into its own – a treat for the eyes, not only for botany fans!

In addition, large-format panels with information in front of the corresponding Siebold plants are on display on the grounds of the Würzburg Botanical Garden until 30th of September during opening hours (daily from 8 am to 6 pm). Admission is free. Further information can be found on the homepage of the Botanical Garden or under +49931/3186240.

Marvel at handicrafts during the lunch break tour

In July, the popular lunch break tour in the Minden Museum takes you through the new cabinet exhibition “With needle and thread…! Handmade needlework from the collection of the Minden Museum”. On the 11th of July, those interested can escape the shimmering summer heat at the usual time of 12.45 am to 1.15 pm and spend half an hour between artistically decorated cushions, wall cloths and other home accessories. Numerous textiles give an insight into the life of bourgeois housewives and show the central role textile handicrafts played in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sound documents from Minden also tell of the fact that handicrafts for women from less privileged social classes have always been a necessary way of earning a living. Traditional objects from the POW camp Minderheide (1914 – 1918) show that men can also nod.
The tour lasts 30 minutes and costs 3.50 Euro per person. Holders of annual tickets pay 1,- Euro. Further information is also available at www.mindenermuseum.de.

Opening of the exhibition on the life’s work of the Leipzig artist Gerhard Kurt Müller

With the large-scale show “Gerhard Kurt Müller. Painter / Sculptor / Draughtsman” the Lindenau-Museum Altenburg honours the comprehensive and versatile life’s work of the Leipzig artist Gerhard Kurt Müller. You can visit the exhibition from the 8th of July to the 7th of October. The artist, considered the last living representative of the “old” Leipzig School, lived and taught at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, worked as a freelance painter and later also devoted himself to sculpture. About 140 works of different techniques are exhibited. Paintings, drawings, wood sculptures and bronze casts, but also other selected formats of the artist are presented by the museum. Gerhard Kurt Müller worked several times in Thuringia. The works “Abziehendes Gewitter über Posterstein” and “Postersteiner Knabe”, which were created during a working stay in Altenburg in the 1970s, also bear witness to this.

Summer party of the youth art school in Unna

The Youth Art School (JKS) in Unna organizes a summer party on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Kurpark. Children and parents are cordially invited to a colourful and melodious afternoon at the end of the half-year. The festival will take place on the greenfield site behind the JKS building.
The musical performances are provided by children from the “Jekits” programme. The Art section presents works by course participants aged 4 to 16. Many other musical performances and presentations of works of art as well as projects of the students await you on this day.
There are also a variety of creative hands-on activities: The “ceramic workshop” is open, if you prefer to work with a file and saw, you can try it out in the “Ytongwerkstatt”. In the “Studio in the nature” paintings for the treetops are created and the painting action “I draw you” leads to funny encounters between friends and strangers.
Under the shady lime trees the JKS-Café will provide you with cakes and drinks.

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