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Shifting Points of View
Seeing Differently
Understanding One Another

“Shifting Points of View” is an education initiative intended to support thinking and acting in a way that promotes democracythrough an ever-expanding art education programme consisting of discursive guided tours, digital offers, practical art seminars, workshops and much more.


About the Education Initiative

Knowing what is, what has been, and what might come, forming opinions, and engaging in debate and discourse in order to foster a lively democratic culture is at the heart of a major cultural education initiative by the Städel Museum titled “Shifting Points of View. Seeing Differently. Understanding One Another.”

Shifting Points of View is intended to support thinking and acting in a way that promotes democracy. It allows historical developments and processes that have shaped the social value system of freedom and democracy to be impressively retraced through active engagement with artworks at the Städel Museum.

The works in the collection from 1300 to the present encompass a wide range of subject matter, telling stories that include topics such as globalisation, resistance, utopia, emancipation, power, oppression, and populism.

The museum is a place for both art and debate. Larger political and social correlations can always be found in art.

Philipp Demandt, Director Städel Museum

Film Series

What does yesterday’s art tell us about today? And what does it all have to do with me?
In the new six-part film series “Meinungsbilder”, Enissa Amani, Bless Amada, Theresia Enzensberger, Mirna Funk, Friedemann Karig and Nikeata Thompson present selected works of art from the Städel Collection with their very personal view. The film series links historical contexts of selected artworks with current social discourses.

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