Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Address: Creiler Platz, Rathaus
City: Marl Country: Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2365 99 22 57
Opening hours: Tue to Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays to 8 p.m.
For id.new talents 2015, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl presents an early work of Alberto Giacometti, the artist produced during his new talent period.
The Marl Sculpture Museum - opened in 1982 - has seen two focal points emerge in its collection over more than 30 years, both of which can be seen in its collection and exhibitions: sculptures from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day and new media arts. The name of the “Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl” describes both the venue itself, namely a museum space surrounded entirely by glass, and the museum’s thematic concept of openness and transparency. The artworks in Marl are not hidden behind museum walls, but to a great extent are incorporated into the everyday life of the town.
The city of Marl concentrated on collecting sculpture – contemporary works especially – long before the museum was founded. The collection of the museum gives an overview of the development of sculpture in the 20th century. While the smaller sculptures are displayed within the museum itself, around 80 larger pieces are presented nearby in public spaces, but also in various locations around the town.
The museum is also dedicated to the youngest genres of art, video and sound – since 1984, as the organiser of a prize for video art and, since 2002, as the host of the German Sound Art Award, both of which were merged in 2013 to form the Marl Media Art Award which results in an exhibition every two years.