John Kasnetsis, Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst with the sculpture Capricorn, Sedona, Arizona, 1948.
Photo: Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Max Ernst Foundation.
Image: Max Ernst in Photographs
October 30, 2022–February 12, 2023
Max Ernst was photographed in various contexts and situations. Private snapshots, classic portraits, and staged arrangements with artist friends tell of his multifaceted personality. The upcoming exhibition presents the museum’s extensive collection of photographs by Man Ray, Lee Miller, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Robert Lebeck, and others.
The Max Ernst Museum
The Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR is dedicated to the life and work of the seminal artist, image poet, and cosmopolitan Max Ernst (1891–1976). The modern museum building is located in Brühl next to Cologne, the birthplace of the artist.
Numerous paintings, drawings, frottages, and collages as well as an unique collection of more than 70 bronze casts and sculptures invite visitors to immerse themselves in the fantastic worlds of Max Ernst’s imagination and demonstrate his boundless creativity.
The collection spans 70 years of his life: his time in Brühl and Bonn, his Dadaist activities in the Rhineland, his contributions to the Surrealist movement in France, his exile in the USA, and finally his return to Europe in 1953.
To follow actual discourses and new perspectives on surrealism and Max Ernst’s art, the Max Ernst Museum organizes temporary exhibitions with international artists ranging from the classical modernism to the present.
From October 2022 the Max Ernst Museum will be directed by Madeleine Frey, who is currently director of Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, the municipal museum for contemporary art. She will follow Dr Achim Sommer after 16 years of succesful work as museum director of the Max Ernst Museum.
Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR
Comesstraße 42 / Max-Ernst-Allee 1