March 13st - June 14th 2020
Harry Meyer at #MuseumStAfra
"en face" means "in front of" or "opposite". In this exhibition project Harry Meyer's works of art are not only "opposite" the ecclesiastical art of seventeen centuries in the diocesanmuseum St. Afra. The artist fully embraced sacred art. In his works, which are entirely composed of colour, Harry Meyer focuses in a special way on man and nature, the dualism of becoming and transience. The focus here is on capturing the elemental and the elements that are reflected in motifs in the depiction of specific phenomena of nature, such as mountains, rain, seasons, the stars at night or light. Naturalistic reproduction is subordinated to this goal. Man and nature inhabit a spiritual-religious level, which is visibly reflected in all of the artist's works and makes the counterpart of his colour-intensive works of art with historical sacred art so extremely attractive and fruitful.
The exhibition shows some of the artist's existing works, which in their interplay with selected artworks from the diocesanmuseum open up new perspectives on familiar Christian themes. In addition, a large number of new works were created as a result of Harry Meyer's intensive examination of Christian themes.
Exhibition rooms, such as the glass hall with the ottonian bronze portal, have been transformed into walk-in installations that invite the visitor to experience face-to-face the encounter and coexistence of contemporary and historical art.
Due to the current situation, the planned programme is cancelled for the time being. Guided tours with a maximum of six people can, however, be booked and conducted on request.
The illustrated exhibition catalogue can be purchased in the museum shop.
Diocesan Museum St. Afra
Phone: +49 (0)821 3166-8833
Sunday/bank holidays 12.00-18.00
Closed on Mondays
Adults 4.00 € *
Reduced 3.00 € *
Family ticket 8.00 €*
Annual ticket 19.00 €
*Admission fees for special exhibitions may change
*Admission free on every 1st Sunday each month!
On request (+49 (0)821 3166-8833 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Due to its historical structure the museum is only partly barrier-free.