The wait is over: From Thursday, June 18, the Sculpture Museum in Marl will once again be offering free public tours in compliance with the hygiene, mask and distance rules.
Public tours are offered on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. As the city of Marl further reports, the tours of the museum will initially only take place in small groups (8 people including art educator). Registration is required no later than two days in advance at 02365/992257 (Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.). The guests of the museum agree that their name, address and telephone number, as well as the period of stay, are recorded in writing when registering by telephone and kept for four weeks. The data is protected against access by unauthorized third parties.
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.