If you can't come to the museum, the museum will come to your home. More and more museums are offering digital formats to bring art and culture home to their visitors, even in times of lockdown. The Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, for example, are now offering online formats for art education in the form of "Museum for the Home - Live". The newly developed service enables visitors to encounter art and engage in an interactive exchange about it in digital space. Especially in times when direct conversation about art is not possible on site at the museum, moments of shared art viewing are rare. With innovative online tours and online sessions, "Museum for the Home - Live" creates a social art experience space in the digital, offering art encounters, introductions to the current special exhibitions, and surprising connections between the themes of our time and the great masterpieces of the Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection.
For all those interested in art, the art educators of the Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung will bring the current special exhibitions "Schaulust. Dutch Drawing Art of the 18th Century" and "COLOURFUL GODS - GOLDEN EDITION. The Colours of Antiquity" to the participants. Whether at home on the couch, at the desk during the lunch break or with the family in the living room - with this format art can be experienced from anywhere in the form of a video conference. The participants of the online tours are introduced to the themes and art historical content of the exhibitions and also have the opportunity to discuss the presented artworks together with everyone.
Exploiting the possibilities of the Internet
During the online sessions, things will be particularly interactive and multimedia-based for the participants: the communicative possibilities of the Internet will be exploited and the boundaries of the digital experience of art will be removed. Not only will the Städel Museum's digital collection be used to view art, but also music, films and other online offerings. The first online sessions will be held at the Städel under the theme "The Power of Images". Here, the stars of the present play just as much a role as everyday media phenomena or the influence of propaganda. The connections to the great masterpieces of the Städel Museum are clever and surprisingly intense.
The online sessions of the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection are themed "Christmas". Using the museum's collection, they open up a new perspective on Christmas and the customs associated with it: How did people celebrate Christmas in the Middle Ages and how do we celebrate the festival today?
Further "Museum for the Home - Live" events will follow in the coming weeks. The individual events are limited to a number of 25 participants. Tickets for the individual events are available via the online shops of the museums. When booking their ticket, participants will receive an e-mail with a link to join the online tour or online session up to 2 hours before the event begins. To participate in the online formats, an internet-enabled device (preferably a desktop PC or laptop) with a camera as well as a microphone is required. A stable internet connection and the use of an up-to-date web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge)
Current dates Städel Museum:
Online tour "Schaulust"
December 16, 23, and 30, 2020, and December 6, 13, 20, and 27. January 2021
Online Session "The Power of Images"
December 17, 2020, and 7, 14, 21, and 28. January 2021
Current dates Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung:
Online Tour "COLORFUL GODS"
20. and Dec. 27, 2020, and Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. January 2021
Online Session "Christmas"
Fridays, 7 p.m.
18. and December 25, 2020
Online Session "Controversial Color"
8, 15, 22 and 29. January 2021