Dear friends of the "Glaskasten",
dear guests,

we are delighted to invite you to our last exhibition at the familiar museum location in Marls Town Hall. From Saturday, 13th November 2021 to Sunday, 9th January 2022 the exhibition (BLACKOUT) by Mischa Kuball will be on display in and around the outter Glaskasten. Afterwards the museum will move into a temporary exhibition space on Georg-Herwegh-Straße.

Please note that due to the current infection rate, from Wednesday November 24th 2021, a visit to the museum is only possible with a valid 2G-proof (vaccination and/or recovery). Please continue to follow the distance and hygiene regulations as well as the general obligation to wear a mask. 

Stay healthy!
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? After a short introduction, you cycle past the lake to the theater z. B. to a well-known and perhaps the most controversial object in the city. Then after roaming the Alt-Marl cemetery, Marl's architectural treasures are discovered before we take a look at the exterior of the Paracelsus Clinic. From there it should go over the Gänsebrink and the Hüls market square to Sickingmühle, until we have reached our end point, the old waterworks, meanwhile the landscape art work "Water Levels" by Hermann Prigann between the Wesel-Datteln Canal and Lippe. It is an easy tour and particularly recommendable for those who are interested in getting to know Marl from a sharper point of view or want to see it anew.

Meeting point with your own bicycles: 2 p.m., Creiler Platz, end point: water levels, old waterworks approx. 6 p.m. (return tour to the center optional)

Saturdays, September 18, October 2, October 16, November 6, 2021

Registration under 02365/992257 (during the current opening hours of the museum);
The group size is limited to 12 people. Participation is free.


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.