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A drawing showing a fantasy creature that has frog-like body parts.

Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, Der Zauberfrosch hat Lichtblick (The Magic Frog has a Glimpse of Light), 1955, coloured pencils on cardboard, Sammlung Kraft, Köln © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photo: Jürgen Vogel für Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR

Events of the temporary exhibition


Saturdays | 3:30 p.m.
Sundays | 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The public guided tour offers an overview of the temporary exhibition "Surrealistic Creatures"

Duration: 1 hour | 5 €, reduced rate 3 € (plus admission fee)

Meeting Point Foyer, max. 12 participants


Third Sunday of each month | 2 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes | adults 2.50 €, reduced rate 1.50 € (plus admission fee), children 1.50 € (free admission)

 A black and white photograph showing Salvador Dali with a rhinoceros.

Philippe Halsman, Salvador Dalí with rhinoceros, 1956, Photography, © Heinz Joachim Kummer-Stiftung Köln, Photo: Jürgen Vogel for Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR

Guided Tour with the Curator: Breton's Animal Lives

Friday, 15 Oct. 2021 | 4:30–5:30 p.m.

The exhibition shows the variety and diversity of Surrealism. The visual art and literary movement that emerged in the early 1920s can therefore not be characterised by formal stylistic characteristics - like Impressionism, Expressionism or Cubism. Dr Jürgen Pech, the curator of the exhibition, explains with the help of selected works which aspects and methods had a significant influence on Surrealism.

max. 12 participants

5 € per person, reduced rate 3 € (plus admission fee)
Registration required three days in advance (by 12 Oct, 2021)

A sculpture of a bulldog whose body is composed of leather gloves and covered with broken glass.

Jean Benoît, Le bouledogue de Maldoror (The Bulldog of Maldoror), Detail, 1965, wood, leather, mirror, glass, bottle glass and metal, © Pinault Collection, Paris, Photo: Michel Monteaux

Reading with Actress and »Tatort«-Inspector Anna Schudt and Actor Moritz Führmann

Music: Anikó Kanthak


Saturday, 6 Nov. 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

In their search for the unconscious, the Surrealists created fantastical, sometimes scary and monstrous creatures, who worked their mischief in Surrealist texts.

For the reading, these Surrealistic fantasies will be vividly performed in all of their ruthlessness and accompanied by music from the voice of Anikó Kanthak.

Ticket 1: Exhibition visit (6 p.m.) and reading 29 € adults, reduced rate 24 €

Ticket 2: Reading 20 € adults, reduced rate 16 €

The Special New Year’s Concert: Dialogo animal „talking horns“

Sunday, 9 Jan. 2022 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The »talking horns« tell entertaining stories from the past, present and future with their instruments (tuba, trombone, saxophone and bass clarinet). They delve into the musical world of surreal beasts and even produce some of their own.

Tickets: Exhibition visit with concert 19 € adults, reduced rate 16 €; children and teens up to age 18 cost 8 €. Drinks not included.

Conroy Maddox, Passage de l'Opéra, 1970/71, Oil on Canvas, Tate Gallery, Foto: ©Tate


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