190 Years of Westfälischer Kunstverein

28 August - 24 October 2021

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 11 am -7 pm

Admission free 
Kindly register for the events at: info@westfaelischer-kunstverein.de


Covid 19-Pandemic 

Please observe the applicable 3G rules when visiting and bring appropriate proof (either/or double-vaccinated, flow-tested, recovered). 


Photo exhibition space: LWL/Hanna Neander



Anniversary celebration with art and cinema

Saturday, 28 August 2021 from 6 pm

6 pm
Welcome: Tobias Viehoff (Board Westfälischer Kunstverein) 

Presentation of the newly established filmclub münster:
Daniel Huhn (Filmwerkstatt Münster) and Kristina Scepanski (Westfälischer Kunstverein)

Opening of the exhibition RADAR: Dr Marianne Wagner (Curator Contemporary Art, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur)


7 pm

Cinema | "My Blueberry Nights
Director: Wong Kar-Wai, USA 2006, 95 min., OmdtU


9 pm

Film talk with Dr Jörg Albrecht (Burg Hülshoff / Center for Literature)

Cinema |"Futur Three"
Director: Faraz Shariat, Germany 2020, 92 min.

Sunday, 29 August 2021 at 8 pm

"The Steve Swell Recovering Tour"

Bart Maris - trumpet
Jan Klare - woodwinds
Wilbert de Joode - bass
Michael Vatcher - drums

Venue: Westfälischer Kunstverein

Admission: 20 €, reduced 16 €

(Box office only, no advance booking)

Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 6 pm

Artist talk and video screening with Ben Greber and Bram Cuypers
Moderation: Marijke Lukowicz (Curator Emscherkunstweg | Urbane Künste Ruhr).
"Procession I" is the first part of a video trilogy being created as part of the cross-exhibition project "All the Power that Remains".
Ben Greber and Bram Kuypers"Procession I," 20216:51 min.
Cello: Patrick Reerink

An artistic reactivation of the disused Transrapid line in Emsland.

Video screenings (in loop) 
Friday, September 3, 2021, 11 am -1 pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021, 11 am -2 pm (Schauraum - The Night of Museums and Galleries)
Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11 am -1 pm

Lecture: The Institution "Kunstverein" as Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO (in German)

Thursday, 9 September 2021 at 6 pm


Meike Behm and Peter Lütje (Kunsthalle Lingen / Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine (ADKV)) will speak on the topic "The Institution "Kunstverein" as Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO".


The cultural form of art associations was included in the Federal List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the German UNESCO Commission with the decision of the Conference of Ministers of Culture on March 19, 2021.


Further information: here

Lecture: Art associations as resilient organisations? (in German)

Thursday, 16 September 2021 at 6 pm

Prof Dr Annette Zimmer (Institute for Political Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) 

Lecture: Modernism between art association and museum (in German)

Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 6 pm

Dr Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, Curator of Modernism and Deputy Director of LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur 

Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 6 pm


Talk with Camillo Grewe and Ulrike Grewe about the current RADAR exhibition "Hello, got unreadable signals from you, get back to me soon."

Moderated by Jana Peplau (Westfälischer Kunstverein) and Dr. Marianne Wagner (LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur).

Westphalian cuisine - One theme, three guests

Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 6 pm

An open discussion group initiated by members of the Westfälische Kunstverein.

The best conversations always take place in the kitchen! In the Kultursalon of the "Westphalian Kitchen" a group of young members of the association invites in loose succession to informal conversations about contemporary art and cultural production.

Lecture: "WKV 1-4" - The beginnings of the collection of the Westfälischer Kunstverein (in German)

Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 6 pm

Dr. Petra Marx, Curator for Medieval Art at the LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur reports on the beginnings of the collection of the Westfälischer Kunstverein using the example of the first collection pieces with inventory numbers I-IV.

Lecture: "Origin harmless"? (in German)

Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 6 pm

Eline van Dijk, provenance researcher at the LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur, will speak on the topic "Origin unobjectionable? Introduction to provenance research using examples from the collection of the Westfälischer Kunstverein". She will give us exemplary insights into her research.



The series of events celebrating the 190th anniversary of the Westfälischer Kunstverein is sponsored by the Kunststiftung NRW and the Kulturstiftung of the Sparkasse Münster