Raumansicht Sammlung Scharff Raum 3

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About the

In addition to its permanent collections of the works of Ernst Geitlinger and Edwin Scharff, who was born in Neu-Ulm and gives his name to the museum, the museum regularly puts on different special exhibitions.

The exhibition on Edwin Scharff and contemporaries
The exhibition on Edwin Scharff and contemporaries. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn for works of Edwin Scharff
The special exhibition Laughing Windows
The special exhibition „Volker März. Laughing Windows“

Our emphasis is on the art of the Classic Modernism period, i.e. from the end of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century. From time to time we also take a look at contemporary art. In line with Scharff’s artistic work, the museum places a special emphasis on sculpture. The career of Scharff as painter and sculptor, from distinguished professor of sculpture to ‘degenerate’ artist is representative of the fate of countless artists between the two world wars. 

By presenting 50 works by Ernst Geitlinger, the painter and professor of art at the Munich Art Academy, we contrast Scharff the sculptor with a painter of about his own age, who unlike Scharff, did not remain committed to figurative art. On the contrary, he dared to make the great leap forward in the art of the 20th century: from figuration to abstraction.

The permanent exhibition on works of Ernst Geitlinger
The permanent exhibition on works of Ernst Geitlinger. Photo Edwin Scharff Museum, Nik Schölzel
Creative programme in one of our past art exhibitions
Creative programme in one of our past art exhibitions