Calender of Events 2022/2023

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+++ Due to COVID-19, there may be restrictions or short-term changes to events and exhibitions. +++


Darmstadt offers a variety of events, be it the big or small traditional festivals, cultural highlights or special exhibitions in the Darmstadt's museums.

»Cristof Yvoré STILL LIFE« at Kunstforum TU Darmstadt

24.02.22 - 26.03.23

The Kunstforum der TU Darmstadt will be showing the exhibition "Cristof Yvoré STILL LIFE" in autumn 2021. In his painting, Cristof Yvoré (1967 - 2013) takes as his starting point remembered images in which a recognisable everyday is reduced to its simplest form of expression. A spot of light on the wall of a room, the folds at the bottom of a drawn curtain, a table with a vase on it, empty or filled with flowers of all shapes and colours.

Special exhibition with Nadira Husain at the Artists' Colony Museum Darmstadt

26.06.22 - 04.12.22

In her works, Nadira Husain interweaves figures, symbols and ornaments from different cultures into complex visual worlds that reflect her own multicultural experience. For the presentation at the Museum Künstlerkolonie, a new site-specific installation is being created that questions the phenomena of cultural and economic globalisation as well as their conventions of representation. 

Helga Weihs Schlot. Werkschau 1993–2022

03.09.22 - 24.04.23

Helga Weihs is known to the Darmstadt public through her exhibition 'Rebuild Darmstadt' at Studio West. Her modular sculpture 'Rebuild', shown there in September 2021, not only reacted to the Kunsthalle, which was rebuilt after the war, but also had the effect of a small architecture itself, a room within a room.


The new exhibition at Studio Ost, the sales gallery of Kunsthalle Darmstadt, now presents a number of other works: glued sculptures with organic forms accentuated by color changes in the wood, and closed wall pieces held in place by a plug-in system.


Walter Schels. Fotografien.

09.09.22 - 01.02.22

The exhibition at the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt presents four of Walter Schels' best-known photo series: the animal portraits, the portrait series on Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol, the Transsexual series and Schels' flower studies, which explore the beauty of withering. The exhibition shows a representative insight into the extensive oeuvre of Walter Schels and is the largest work show after the exhibition at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen in 2019.

Remember Venice! Bernardo Bellotto draws.

20.10.22 - 15.01.23

On the occasion of his 300th birthday, the Hessian State Museum in Darmstadt is celebrating the artist with the large exhibition "Bellotto Draws" (working title). The bundle of Bellotto drawings has been in the HLMD's holdings since 1829. It entered the museum's collection along with four drawings by Bellotto's uncle and teacher Canal. What is special is that all sheets come from one and the same source, namely the estate of the artist himself. So far, this collection has only been exhibited once, namely in 1981 in Darmstadt. 40 years later, the renewed presentation promises significant new insights.

Nur finden, nicht suchen!

13.11.22 - 28.01.23

Just find, don't search!


1 October this year marked the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Netuschil Gallery! 12 painters and 12 sculptors tell the story of the Netuschil Gallery with their paintings and sculptures. The exhibition is also a heartfelt thank you to all the artists for their work and their loyalty over many years.

Gol! Poland's Football writes his own story

16.11.22 - 03.02.23

The German Poland Institute invites you to the exhibition dedicated to Polish soccer history.

Lifestyle in the Archive. Hessian fashion from six centuries

18.11.22 - 14.02.23

From 18. November 2022 to 14. February 2023, the exhibition "Lifestyle in the Archive. Hessian Fashion from Six Centuries" will be on display. It will open on 17. November at 6 pm with a fashion show of costumes from the Staatstheater Darmstadt.


The exhibition explores what the language of fashion says about the respective time through various thematic areas, which, for example, focus on the function of dress codes, uniforms, traditional costumes and carnival costumes.


Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5.30 pm.

Free admission

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Darmstadt Christmas Market

21.11.22 - 23.12.22

From 21.11.22 to 23.12.22, Darmstadt will once again offer the best in culinary delights, Christmas shopping and a festive atmosphere! 


Culinary and handicraft specialities invite you to pre-Christmas hustle and bustle at Darmstadt's Christmas market. The adventually decorated city centre and the Christmas trees on Marktplatz, Luisenplatz and Ludwigsplatz create a Christmas atmosphere. 


The special highlight every year are the stalls from Darmstadt's twin towns. Whether handicrafts in Liepaja (Latvia) or culinary specialities such as Hungarian lángos or wine and cheese from Saanen (Switzerland) - the twin towns are eagerly awaited by Darmstadt residents and visitors alike every year.

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Thomas Sturm. Alte Meister.

11.12.22 - 19.03.23

The Austrian-born artist Thomas Sturm shows his current group of works "Old Master" as well as exemplary works from the 1990s. With his figurative, sometimes abstract painting, he deals with social-political themes, which he knows how to combine with art-immanent allusions and often negotiate humorously. To be seen for the first time in a long time in a larger exhibition, Thomas Sturm also emerges as a versatile sculptor and paper artist.

dazz – Jazz Winter Darmstadt

13.01.23 - 22.01.23

Throughout 10 days in January, "dazz - Jazz Winter Darmstadt" celebrates the vibrant music scene in our city. More than 10 venues present jazz concerts and improvising art performances in all kinds of cultural settings.


At 18 events over 10 days, great musicians from all over Europe, from Finland to Poland, Israel to Portugal; from Germany, from Berlin to Plauen and from the Rhine-Main region, from Frankfurt to Seeheim, present themselves to the Darmstadt audience. With the film "Die Große Freiheit" (music: Nils Petter Molvǣr and Peter Brötzmann) and an "Evening for Sun Ra", dazz is also setting an example for queerness in its fantastic seventh year.

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Big Bang of art at Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt

24.03.23 - 25.06.23

Where does the origin of art lie? The German ethnologist Leo Frobenius pursued this question at the beginning of the 20th century. More than two dozen expeditions led him and his research teams to the cave paintings of Europe, Africa and Asia. His team also included artists who produced over 8,000 painted recreations of these sensational pictorial worlds. These works from the Frobenius Collection transport us to a world 20,000 years before our era. The exhibition "Big Bang of Art" is produced in cooperation with the Frobenius Institute of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.



12. Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie: "Tilt/Shift - Experiment as Normal".

28.04.23 - 07.05.23

The international festival is meanwhile named as one of most important German photography events. It places relevant themes and cultivates an interdisciplinary discourse in photography. For a whole weekend, numerous activities throw a light on the focus topic from different perspectives: with photo exhibitions, a symposium, discussions and the Merck-Prize awards ceremony.

The Princely Garden Festival - Hofgut Kranichstein

05.05.23 - 07.05.23

The Princely Garden Festival has a new venue: the Hofgut Kranichstein in Darmstadt. The renowned event will take place there for the second time in 2023. From 5 to 7 May, selected exhibitors will present themselves around the themes of garden, nature and country living. The event will be complemented by an equestrian supporting programme and a wide range of activities for children.


Tickets are available from winter 2022.


Look forward to a rustic version of the Princely Garden Festival around the Hessian State Equestrian Centre.

Events in the Rhine-Main region

On the page of Frankfurt Ticket RheinMain you find tickets for events in the Rhine-Main region.

Darmstadt Card

The Darmstadt Card is available as a one-and two-day ticket, it includes the use of all public transport in the city area (fare zone 40) and discounts to numerous cultural facilities.