PLEASE NOTE

From 1 December, the 2Gplus rule applies. Admission only for vaccinated and recovered persons with a current negative Corona test (PoC antigen test or PCR test from a test centre) and FFP2 mask.

An overview of the test centres in the city and region of Hannover can be found at hannover.de.

From 4 December, people who have already received a booster vaccination will be exempt from the additional testing requirement, according to a decision by the state government.

We thank you for your cooperation and wish you a safe and enjoyable visit to the museum!

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We look forward to your visit!


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

UNTIL 13.2.22: TRUE PICTURES?

TRUE PICTURES? CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CANADA AND THE USA
6.11.21 TO 13.2.22

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Martine Gutierrez, Body En Thrall, p120 from Indigenous Woman, 2018, Sammlung Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung im Sprengel Museum Hannover, © Martine Gutierrez; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York

The Sprengel Museum Hannover is hosting TRUE PICTURES?, a major show that – for the first time on this scale – is presenting key developments and trends in Canadian and US photography from 1980 to the present. Among 36 artists occupying a roughly 2000 sqm space are Cindy Sherman, Walead Beshty, Carrie Mae Weems, Jeff Wall, Nan Goldin, Martine Gutierrez and Deana Lawson.

At the beginning of the 20th century, North American photography was considered groundbreaking for the development of an artistic visual language for the medium. This pioneering role was largely lost due to the evolution of photography in Europe from the 1980s onwards. American photography no longer served as a model for younger artists – in this situation, awareness of it also drifted out of the spotlight.
Devoted to this phenomenon, TRUE PICTURES? is showcasing works by Canadian and US artists from three generations who not only share their origins and the medium of photography, but who all also belong to the digital age. By this is meant not only the advent of digital photography in the previously analog medium, but also that no artist can ignore the challenge of engaging with digitisation and the accompanying social changes – be it in addressing the oft-cited “flood of images”, the technical possibilities offered by the medium or in deliberately dissociating from the phenomena of the “digital age”.
The three generations of artists also have experience of periods of upheaval and challenges in society as a whole and in the political arena. These range from the 1968 protests, the impact of the Vietnam War and the AIDS pandemic to racism, preoccupation with feminist theory, identity issues and the questioning of perceptions of sexuality and gender – topics that in many cases have not lost their urgency to this day. In addition to narrative and politically motivated stances, the works of the younger artists include subjective and transmedial approaches that are an expression of the visual culture of the 21st century.

UNTIL 25.2.24: ELEMENTARY PARTS. BASIC PARTS OF THE SPRENGEL MUSEUM HANNOVER AND ITS ART

ELEMENTARY PARTS. BASIC PARTS OF THE SPRENGEL MUSEUM HANNOVER AND ITS ART
13.4.19 TO 25.2.24

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The exhibition ELEMENTARY PARTS poses simple and obvious questions about art that nevertheless prove to be absolutely fundamental: What is art? What are works of art actually made of, which materials are used? Which formal languages do they employ? Which reality (or realities) do they refer to between the figurative, the abstract and the virtual? What is art about, what kind of narratives does it tell, and how does it reflect history? In nine themed rooms, the exhibition unfolds an impressive spectrum of the fundamental possibilities of the material, formal and expressive languages of art and its levels of meaning.

The main topics are colour, material, form/shape, realities, history/narratives, natural and human shaped spaces, strong emotions and finally faces, which ultimately reflect our image of human kind. The exhibition brings together a total of more than 150 works from painting, sculpture, drawing, graphic art and film/video (installation) – all part of the Sprengel Museum Hannover’s collection or on permanent loan. They cover a period stretching from the dawn of Modern Art at the beginning of the 20th century to the immediate present. The selection ranges from Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and Paul Klee via Louise Bourgeois, Sean Scully, Timm Ulrichs, Niki de Saint Phalle and Gerhard Richter to Marlene Dumas, Andrea Fraser, Bruce Nauman, Julian Charrière, Julius von Bismarck, Christoph Girardet and Julia Schmid.

At the beginning of the exhibition, a further room is dedicated to the Sprengel Museum Hannover itself, thematising the basic elements that make up the institution: What is the legal basis for relations between the museum and its sponsors, donors, (permanent) lenders and partners? What collections does it consist of? What departments are there and what are they each responsible for?

With ELEMENTARY PARTS, the Sprengel Museum Hannover is celebrating both the 50th anniversary of the donation of Bernhard and Margrit Sprengel and the 40th year of the museum’s existence.

Unfortunately, the entire basement (Kosmos Schwitters incl. Merzbau and Kabinett der Abstrakten, Grafik, Sprengel Foto, Sprengel Focus, Museumsplatz) is not accessible until further notice due to fire protection renovation measures.


HYGIENE AND BEHAVIOUR RULES

- In the museum, the wearing of a medical mouth-nose covering (FFP2 mask) is required.
- As far as possible, please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other people.
- Please wash your hands regularly and observe the coughing and sneezing etiquette: cough/sneeze into a paper handkerchief or the crook of your arm and turn away from fellow visitors.
- Pay without cash if possible.
- If you feel any signs of illness, please refrain from visiting the museum.

 


Welcome to the Sprengel Museum Hannover

The Sprengel Museum Hannover with its comprehensive permanent collection and diverse temporary exhibitions ranks among the most important museums of 20th and 21st century art.

As we are currently working on the relaunch of our website, not all information is yet available in English. Thank you very much for your understanding.

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Opening hours

Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday
Monday
10 am – 8 pm
10 am – 6 pm
closed
 

 

special opening hours

1 January (New Year´s Day)
1 pm – 6 pm
Good Friday
closed
Easter Sunday and Monday
10 am – 6 pm
1 May
closed
Ascension Day
10 am – 6 pm
Whitsunday and Whitmonday
10 am – 6 pm
3 October
10 am – 6 pm
31 October
closed
24 December (Christmas Eve)
closed
25 December (First Christmas Day)
closed
26 December (Second Christmas Day)
10 am – 6 pm
31 December (New Year´s Eve)
closed

Library

Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday
Sundays, Mondays and all bank holidays
2 pm – 8 pm
2 pm – 6 pm
closed
 

 


 

Admission

Adults
7 Euro / reduced 4 Euro

Children aged 18 and under
Free admission

Groups of 10 or more people
4 Euro

Classes of schoolchildren
Free admission

Fridays
Free admission

Guided tours and events (unless stated otherwise)
plus 1 Euro

Annual pass
35 Euro / reduced 20 Euro

MuseumsCard regular
60 Euro

MuseumsCard 25 (up to the age of 25)
30 Euro

MuseumsCard additional card family
plus 8 Euro

The MuseumsCard offers free admission to the participating museums and exhibition halls for one year from the first visit.
More information: www.museumscard-hannover.de

 

Reduced Admission

  • Schoolchildren 13 and over
  • Trainees and students
  • School-leavers in compulsory military service and social year
  • Unemployed persons
  • Senior citizens 65 and over

Free Admission

  • Every Friday for all visitors
  • Children up to 18 years
  • Classes of schoolchildren
  • ICOM and CIMAM Members (Appropriate ID required when buying tickets)
  • Owner of the Hannover Active Pass
  • Members of the Sprengelfriends and Young Sprengelfriends

 


 

How to get to the Museum

Sprengel Museum Hannover
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz
30169 Hannover

 


 

Bookshop

The MERZ bookshop offers an extensive range of specialist books and magazines from the fields of art, photography, architecture and design as well as children's books, antiquarian books, non-book articles and a large selection of high-quality art prints and art postcards.

 

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday
Monday
10 am – 8 pm
10 am – 6 pm
closed

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

MERZ-BUCHHANDLUNG
KURT-SCHWITTERS-PLATZ 1
30169 HANNOVER
+49 511 88 48 43
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Restaurant

For over 20 years the restaurant bell´ARTE with its young fresh kitchen with Italian accent offers the perfect culinary addition to the museum visit. The restaurant has over 80 restaurant seats as well as 30 winter garden seats with the best view of the Maschsee. On sunny days the large terrace with 140 seats invites you to enjoy the sun into the evening hours.

Tuesday to Friday there are constantly changing, inexpensive lunch menus on offer.

Due to the Corona pandemic, opening hours have been temporarily changed.

Tuesday to Sunday: 12.00 - 21.00 pm
Kitchen hours: 12.00 - 20.00 pm
Monday: closed

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Saturday
Sunday
Monday
11 am – 11 pm
11 am – 9 pm
closed

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

RESTAURANT BELL‘ARTE
KURT-SCHWITTERS-PLATZ 1
30169 HANNOVER
+49 511 8 09 33 33
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