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  • Lecture by Dr. Reinhard Spieler, Director of the Sprengel Museum Hanover, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 7. December 2016
  • Lecture by Dr. Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Director of the Franz Marc Museum, Kochel a. See, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 8. December 2016
  • Lecture by David Riedel, Artistic Director of the Peter August Böckstiegel Haus in Werther, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 25. October 2017
  • Lecture by Verena Borgmann, Curator for modern and contemporary Art at Kunsthalle Bremen, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 30. November 2017
  • Reading by actors Verena Güntner and Robert Levin, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 27. April 2018
  • Lecture and reading by Professor Rainer Stamm, Director of the Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 9. June 2018
  • Lecture by Dr. Anna Heinze, Curator for visual arts and applied arts at the State Museum for Art an Cultural History Oldenburg, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 19. October 2018
  • Lecture by Prof. Dr. Renate Berger, Berlin, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 7. December 2018
  • Lecture by Dr. Nicole Fritz, Director of the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 29. March 2019
  • Lecture by Zita Hartel, Research Associate at the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, 17. May 2019

Review

The Ahlers Pro Arte Foundation began hosting events as soon as it had opened its first exhibition in Hanover. On 11 May 2005, the author, artist and musician Thomas Kapielski gave a public reading from Dieter Roth’s Da drinnen vor dem Auge against the background of the exhibition Dieter Roth: Books. Since then, the foundation has mainly worked together with the two foundations also created by the Ahlers family – Stiftung Diana Pro Arte gGmbH and Kestner Pro Arte gGmbH – to stage a large number of evening events. Following the foundation’s move to Herford, two lectures in December 2016 marked the beginning of its event programme in the new location.

Just as with exhibitions, from the very beginning the foundation has sought to offer as diverse a programme as possible with regards to the themes and formats it features. Readings are complemented by lectures and panel discussions, as well as song and piano evenings. The topics covered have been highly varied; the foundation has hosted events including a lecture by Henryk M. Broders on the socio-political situation in Germany (2007), Fritz J. Raddatz’s readings from his journals (2011) and his biography of Heinrich Heine (2012), lectures about the art historian Erwin Panofsky (2011) and about Gabriele Münter’s path to using colour (2015), as well as musical performances like Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (2012). The importance and tradition of the location were particularly foregrounded in talks by Werner Schmalenbach (2007) and Wieland Schmied (2008) about their time as directors of the Kestnergesellschaft.

17. May 2019
A Selfie with Mona Lisa
On the legacy of the Old Masters in Popular Culture
A lecture by Zita Hartel
Research associate at the Kunsthalle Tübingen


A Selfie with Mona Lisa<br/>On the legacy of the Old Masters in Popular Culture
29. March 2019
Shared Values
Art and Cultural Memory
A lecture by Dr. Nicole Fritz
Director of the Kunsthalle Tübingen



Shared Values<br/>Art and Cultural Memory
07. December 2018
In cooperation with Stiftung Kestner Pro Arte
Adaptation, rebellion or action?
What women's representations trigger
A lecture by Prof. Dr. Renate Berger, Berlin

19. October 2018
In cooperation with Stiftung Diana Pro Arte
FROM GODDESS TO PIN-UP
FEMALE NUDITY IN ART
A lecture by Dr. Anna Heinze
Curator for Visual Arts and Applied Arts at the State Museum of Art and Cultural History Oldenburg
09. June 2018
Reading
Paula Modersohn-Becker and Rainer Maria Rilke.
An Artistic Friendship
Introduced and read by Professor Rainer Stamm, director of the Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History and editor of their correspondonce

27. April 2018
Reading
Paula Modersohn-Becker and Otto Modersohn.
Correspondence
Actors Verena Güntner and Robert Levin read from the artists' letters
Introduced by Antje Modersohn, Otto-Modersohn-Museum, Fischerhude

30. November 2017
In cooperation with STIFTUNG KESTNER PRO ARTE
‘dot, dot, comma, line – and the face is done? ON VISIBILITY AND INVISIBILITY IN PORTRAITURE’
A lecture by VERENA BORGMANN 
curator for modern and contemporary art at KUNSTHALLE BREMEN

25. October 2017
in cooperation with STIFTUNG DIANA PRO ARTE
‘every artist is a human being – on the self-portrait in the twentieth century’
a lecture by DAVID RIEDEL
artistic director of the PETER AUGUST BÖCKSTIEGEL HAUS IN WERTHER
08. December 2016
In cooperation with STIFTUNG DIANA PRO ARTE
‘the ahlers collection at the franz marc museum – franz marc between expressionism and the present’
A lecture by DR. CATHRIN KLINGSÖHR-LEROY
Director of the Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See
07. December 2016
In cooperation with Stiftung Kestner Pro Arte
‘the ahlers collection at the Sprengel Museum Hannover"
A lecture by DR. REINHARD SPIELER
Director of the Sprengel Museum Hannover
12. November 2015
‘learning to paint – gabriele mÜNTER’S path to using colour’
a lecture by DR. CATHRIN KLINGSÖHR-LEROY
Director of the Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See
11. October 2013
‘implicit moments – on art, artists, creativity, the kestnergesellschaft and its custodians’
a lecture by PROF. KARSTEN K. KREBS
01. March 2013
„William N. Copley – Ballad of a Womanizer”
a lecture by DR. CARL HAENLEIN
11. May 2012
„Taubenherz und Geierschnabel“
FRITZ J. RADDATZ reads from his biography of heinrich heine
23. March 2012
„Winterreise“
an evening of songs with CORNELIA HELLBRÜGGE aND CHRISTIAN SCHULTE for voice and piano by FRANZ SCHUBERT
06. May 2011
‘my friends, the artists’
FRITZ J. RADDATZ reads from his journals 1982–2001
11. February 2011
banished into paradise: the art historian erwin panofsky’
a lecture by DR. PETER STRUCK
15. October 2010
musical evening with the cologne quartet
30. October 2009
piano evening with RAGNA SCHIRMER
21. November 2008
piano evening with RAGNA SCHIRMER
13. June 2008
‘GABRIELE MÜNTER – her time with WASSILY KANDINSKY’
lecture BY DR. ANNEGRET HOBERG
30. May 2008
PIANO EVENING WITH ELENA MELNIKOVA
11. April 2008
‘in the wake of history: my years at the kestnergesellschaft’
a lecture by PROF. WIELAND SCHMIED
07. March 2008
evening of songs with JULIA BORCHERT
30. November 2007
evening of songs with CORNELIA HELLBRÜGGE
02. November 2007
‘there are no germans, jews or arabs there: a pleasant country’
a lecture on iceland by HENRYK BRODER
12. October 2007
piano evening with RAGNA SCHIRMER
21. September 2007
my time as director of the KESTNERGESELLSCHAFT’
a lecture by PROF. WERNER SCHMALENBACH
20. July 2007
PIANO EVENING WITH ELENA MELNIKOVA
star pupil of RAGNA SCHIRMER
15. June 2007
„Kestner & Co“
a lecture by DR. PETER STRUCK
01. December 2006
"Emil Nolde"
a lecture by DR. ULRICH LUCKHARDT
18. November 2006
piano evening with RAGNA SCHIRMER
14. October 2006
evening of songs with JULIA BORCHERT
18. March 2006
WERNER RUHNAU in conversation with MICHAEL STOEBER
panel discussion
11. June 2005
Dieter Roth: „Da drinnen vor dem Auge“
a reading by THOMAS KAPIELSKI
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