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Monkeys on the Loose in Frankfurt!

Posted in Beaux Arts, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Historia & Memoria, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on February 7th, 2009 | BBC Wikipedia

Monkey Before Skeleton by Gabriel Cornelius von Max, undated - click for details/larger view

Next week, the world will once again celebrate the birthdays of two most illustrious historic figures: Alex CF and me Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin. And rightly so. These two gentlemen have done so much more good for politics and science than the generations after them managed to destroy again.

Like many institutions worldwide - with London's Natural History Museum leading the way - The Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt celebrates Darwin's 200th birthday in a very special way, by bringing art and science together. The Kunsthalle composed an amazing show with fine examples of - both then and now - groundbreaking art, presenting amongst others some of my favourite scientific artists ever: Ernst Haeckel, Martin Johnson Heade and the marvellous Gabriel Cornelius von Max (see image above).

Evolutionär! opened yesterday and will remain on display until May 2009.

Charles Robert Darwin by M. B. Messer, 1912 - click for details/larger view

On show: February 5 - May 3, 2009

Address: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg, D-60311 Frankfurt, Germany, tel: +49.69.29 98 82-0 | Map

Hours: Tue, Fri - Sun: 10 AM - 7 PM, Wed - Thu: 10 AM - 10 PM

Admission fee: € 8 | € 6 concessions

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5 comments to " Monkeys on the Loose in Frankfurt! "

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    lisa says:

    I adore that painting! indeed!

    February 13th, 2009 at 5:56 am

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    Suzanne says:

    So do I. I'm actually thinking of robbing a bank and travelling all the way to Frankfurt just to see those Gabriel von Max originals.

    February 13th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

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