VOLKSWAGEN ART4ALL: Free Admission and a Discussion about the Mural of Richard Jackson on 7 February 2019

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

As part of the special exhibition Local Histories and the VOLKSWAGEN ART4ALL series, a discussion about the reenactment of Richard Jackson’s large-format wall mural in the Rieckhallen at the Hamburger Bahnhof will take place on Thursday, 7 February 2019 at 6 pm.

The event looks behind the scenes and walls of a museum and offers insights into the aspects and challenges of working with a contemporary collection. The over 20-metre wide mural created by the US artist Richard Jackson (b. 1939) in 1998/2006 was uncovered again for the first time for the current exhibition Local Histories. In front of the artwork, curator Matilda Felix and conservator Eva Rieß talk about its condition after having been covered for those 12 years and discuss special conservation issues that can arise when dealing with contemporary art.


Since April 2018 admission at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin has been free on the first Thursday of the month from 4 pm to 8 pm. The initiative, made possible by Volkswagen, a longstanding partner of the Nationalgalerie, offers a diverse event programme as well as additional tours and workshops for children in the current exhibitions.

The following special exhibitions can be visited free of charge on Thursday, 7 February 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm:

Volkswagen Cultural Sponsoring

With its sponsoring of art and culture Volkswagen is assuming social responsibility. In its collaborations with cultural partners, the company focuses on bringing as many people as possible into contact with creativity. Volkswagen promotes, in particular, cultural educational opportunities that deepen an understanding of creative and innovative processes. Volkswagen’s commitment to culture is founded on sustainable collaborations with artists, people active in the field of culture, and cultural institutions around the world. The Volkswagen Group, with headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest in Europe, with a total of twelve brands.

Sam Pulitzer
19.10.2018 to 14.04.2019

The Elephant in the Room
01.11.2018 to 29.09.2019

Local Histories
15.12.2018 to 10.11.2019

12.10.2018 to 03.03.2019

How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, bulls and lions
16.11.2018 to 12.05.2019

Agnieszka Polska: The Demon’s Brain
27.09.2018 to 03.03.2019

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