Calender of Events 2022

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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.

Rosilene Luduvico "Primavera" at Kunsthalle Darmstadt

06.03.22 - 27.11.22

The exhibition at Kunsthalle Darmstadt focuses on a form of non-representational painting developed by Rosilene Luduvico in recent years, which nevertheless allows associations such as landscape, atmosphere, creation and also destruction. The large-format canvas paintings of the new group of works can be seen together with portraits of 'sleeping people' in the cabinets. The temporary mural 'Un amico delle acque' and the 12-part cycle 'Hemerocallis' were created especially for the show. 

American Heiner. A Mammoth making History. In Cooperation with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

25.03.22 - 03.07.22

Hardly anyone knows: the Darmstadt mammoth is American and a sensation in the history of paleontology. In 1801 it was the first skeleton mounted in a museum in North America and so important that the American President Thomas Jefferson regarded its excavation as a national matter and Alexander von Humboldt saw it at the end of his 1804 American trip visited. In 1854 the skeleton came to Darmstadt via detours. So it has been Darmstadt or, as they say here, a real "Heiner" for over 150 years.

Beastly good! Loyal friends and wild beasts. Special exhibition at the Porcelain Museum

01.04.22 - 17.07.22

Whether tame and prancing, wild or dangerous - animals have been a recurring motif of artistic creation for millennia. On the occasion of the 300th birthday of Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hesse Darmstadt (1722-1782), the Grand Ducal Hessian Porcelain Collection brings together all the creatures of land and sea, forest and garden, stable and zoo. Monkeys, lions and elephants, dogs, birds and insects - the selection is extremely diverse and testifies to the inexhaustible imagination of the ceramists of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. 

VERA RÖHM light time space

01.05.22 - 18.09.22

From 1 May 2022, the Spanish Tower Sculpture Garden will present its second exhibition at the Rosenhöhe in Darmstadt, focusing on the works of the Darmstadt artist and Wilhelm Loth Prize winner VERA RÖHM licht zeit raum.

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Matthias Berthold ATMEN at Kunstforum TU Darmstadt

07.05.22 - 30.10.22

With "Matthias Berthold ATMEN", the Kunstforum of TU Darmstadt will be showing his next artistic intervention in the outdoor space from 7 May 2022. Berthold's works are characterised by his intensive preoccupation with the everyday. The title ATMEN refers to one of his numerous "instructions" that can be found in public space as part of the action.

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

26.06.22 - 02.10.22

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. 

Heinerfest - Traditional fair in the city centre

30.06.22 - 04.07.22

This summer, after a two-year break, the Heinerfest is to return in a colourful guise: Colourful, because for 72 years now the Darmstadt Heinerfest has represented the idea of tolerance as a central concern, is a festival of encounters, of friendly exchange with people from all over the world, in fact a festival for the whole family, where big and small Heiners alike get their money's worth. Everyone is welcome!

Darmstadt Arts and Crafts Market

20.08.22 - 21.08.22

Roundabout 90 craftsmen and artists present their work on the arts and crafts market and present a diversity of jewellery, pottery, wood work, art, textile design and much more. Numerous artists also demonstrate their craft.

Golden Leaves Festival

26.08.22 - 28.08.22

The Golden Leaves Festival is a gem and utopia in late summer. It stands out from other festivals. The focus is on the love of music - everything else in the second row. The festival lives through the people organising it with attention to detail. And by the audience, who enthusiastically accept what is being offered to them on and in front of the stage - eagerly listening or frenetically cheering. The audience and the makers of many Bedroomdisco-living room concerts in Darmstadt off-locations have known each other for years.

In the meanwhile 9th edition the festival welcomes the following bands: BOY, SOHN, HVOB live (clubset), Sylvan Esso, Kat Frankie, Provinz, Charlie Cunningham, Tom Rosenthal, Mavi Phoenix, Lola Marsh, Martin Kohlstedt, Kytes, Jules Ahoi, Black Sea Dahu, Porridge Radio, Los Bitchos, Roy Bianco & The Abbrunzati Boys

Walter Schels. Fotografien. Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt

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.

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.