Current exhibitions

Die Baustelle (the Building Site)

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World. December 7, 07.12.2019 to October 23, 23.10.2020

For its special exhibition “Resist! The Art of Resistance” (from 23 Oct 2020), the museum will record personal stories of quiet or vociferous resistance. In its newly created discussion forum “Die Baustelle” the museum will engage in conversation and discussion with visitors, artists, organisations and pressure groups. The exhibition will gradually emerge from an area around the discussion forum and will be based on the ideas of the participants.

Drunk with Sobriety: Wine and Tea in Chinese Art

Museum of East Asian Art. November 13, 13.11.2019 to May 3, 03.05.2020

In Chinese art, wine and tea as stimulants play a major role at social occasions, as artistic inspiration or as offerings to the spirits of ancestors and to deities. This cabinet exhibition provides insights into the importance and use of wine and tea in millennia of cultural life in China. This show presents sacrificial vessels for wine made of ceramics and bronze that were used in ancestor worship.