Special exhibitions

"Of Love, Power and Happiness - The Symbolism of the Key".

Every day we use keys to open doors or boxes. We even keep them in boxes for many years, even if the associated lock is no longer there. So for us, keys are a very important and personal object to lock valuable things.

So it's not surprising that the key has been symbolically charged since its invention. It often stands for power, but it can also pave the way to new wisdom, to unknown territory, to further insights or new experiences. Like the key to happiness or the key to love.

The exhibition uses examples to take a look at the past and present. It becomes clear that the key is still a metaphor that we encounter every day and that connects us with each other.

‍Thespecial exhibition will be on display at the Villa Herminghaus in the DSBM from August 18, 2023 to January 14, 2024.

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