Monheim am Rhein is a city of art. Works of art such as the “Monheim Geyser” by Thomas Stricker or the statue of “Leda” by Markus Lüpertz have become landmarks that are famous far beyond the city limits. Since 2018, the city has been committed to displaying art in public spaces and, in the meantime, it has already attracted many renowned artists to create works in Monheim am Rhein. These works of art are accessible to the public and invite everyone to discover them as they go about their everyday life. The Art School has various offers to help people get to know the art in the city in more depth – beyond the usual encounters in their everyday lives.
So far, works by the following artists have been put on display: Tony Cragg (2022), Jeppe Hein (2022), Saman Hidayat (2018), Inges Idee (2019), Thomas Kesseler (2020), Mischa Kuball (2022, Markus Lüpertz (2019), Thomas Stricker (2020), Timm Ulrichs (2022), Robert Wilson (2023).
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There are various guided tours that explain the works of art in the public spaces. Different kinds of guided tours aimed at different target groups are on offer, and can be individually tailored on request.
In order to integrate direct encounters with art into the curriculum, the Art School offers guided tours for art teachers, working together with them to develop specific offers for school classes. Based on the art in urban spaces, workshops with different focuses, techniques and materials offer inspiration for their participants to get creative and, depending on the age group, educate participants about art history.
In addition, the Kunstvermittlung (Art Education) team hosts talks in the rooms of the Art Workshop on Turmstrasse. This venue for participatory art is the ideal place for talking about art in open group discussions. In lectures and talks, people discuss art in public spaces and contemporary artists provide insights into their work.
The events hosted by the Art Education team are regarded as cultural education for everyone, which is why they are free of charge.
For inquiries about the art education program, feel free to send an e-mail to email@example.com