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en face

March 13st - June 14th 2020

Harry Meyer in #MuseumStAfra

"en face" means "from the front" or "opposite". In the context of this exhibition project, Harry Meyer's works of art are not only "opposite" the ecclesiastical art of seventeen centuries in the Diözesanmuseum 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 in the night sky 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 will show some of the artist's existing works, which in their interplay with selected artworks from the diocesan museum 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.        

Individual 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.

The special exhibition is accompanied by a varied programme of events for young and old with creative workshops for children, regular guided tours through the exhibition and events with the artist Harry Meyer.

Open atelier with Harry Meyer (Kirchberg 3; 86459 Wollishausen) on April 5th and May 3rd, 2020, from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.  

Diocesan Museum St. Afra
Kornhausgasse 3-5
86152 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0)821 3166-8833

Video Tour

Opening Times

Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday/bank holidays 12.00-18.00
Closed on Mondays

Admission Fees
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!

Guided Tours
On request (+49 (0)821 3166-8833 or

Due to its historical structure the museum is only partly barrier-free. About 60% are accessible for wheelchair users.