Thursday, October 24, 2013

Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern



The mpk y’all!

Wandering around Kaiserslautern, I’ve always seen the above building and thought how beautiful it was, but never did any further exploration. I finally had the chance to check out the museum last night. 

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I recently joined the German-American International Women’s Club,  and I attended my first event as a member at the Pfalzgalerie Museum

The Museum was founded in 1874 and now serves mainly for the care and presentation of paintings and sculptures of the 19th to 21st century. They also house an extensive collection of graphic art.

The museum typically closes at 5pm, but they had a special event just for the Women’s Club. It included a guided tour of their new exhibit of American Abstract Expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart and a mini cocktail party afterwards for mingling and champagning.

It was fantastic! More on the Women’s Club part later, but the exhibit was great. It was lead by a very educated curator that presented in both German and English. I feel like guided museum tours can drag and be filled with too much information, loosing your audience. This one was about 30 minutes; short, sweet, educational and interesting! Plus I really enjoyed Richard’s work.

Here are a few pictures of some of his featured work. Although, the pictures don’t really do it justice as the originals are so textured! 



2 comments:

  1. How is the women's club? I was thinking of joining because I'd like to meet more people in town. I didn't end up joining this year because I didn't have time with full time work and taking classes, but I hope to have a little more time next year (at least I *think* that is what will happen :)

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  2. It's a lot of fun! The women are great. Here's the website to give you an idea about the events. http://www.daifc.de/home0.aspx
    On Tuesday we're seeing a local painter and then later in the month we're visiting a German Backeri to see how everything is done. Plus they have conversation groups in English, French and German.
    It's not a huge time commitment and you and pick and choose events. But I would definitely recommend it.

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