10 October 2022
During this year's Long Night of Museums on 15 October, the EPO is to offer a special children's programme, guided tours of its art collection and the premiere of a short film about the collection's inspiring light art. An EPO expert will also reveal how many patented technologies power a Lamborghini. The full programme takes place in our Hackerbrücke building, which is open to the public for the first time.
Our programme aims to show how the EPO art collection engages with current issues in the natural sciences, technology, environment and innovation. Most of the art collected over the past four decades reflects the creativity that lies at the heart of all technological innovation. Highlights include works by Tomás Saraceno and Superflux, Tue Greenfort and Lilly Lulay, several of which are new acquisitions on display for the first time.
Budding creatives aged 6 to 14 can craft their own artworks at our Children's Art Lab from 14:00 hrs. The lab will provide a fun voyage of discovery through the world of contemporary art, including encounters with the sometimes surprising materials and artefacts that artists have used to turn their ideas into reality.
In the evening, art experts offer an introduction to selected artworks from the EPO art collection by several of today's leading contemporary artists. There will also be a premier of a German film with English subtitles, viewable any time from 18:00 hrs onwards, in which the collection's curator Dr Kristine Schönert explores the interface between technology and art as seen in some of the EPO's striking works of light art.
Once again, the EPO is a main sponsor of this major event in the city's cultural calendar, with some 90 sites of art, culture, science and technology participating. Live music, special tours and interactive happenings await you all over the city, along with theatre performances, film screenings and lectures.
From the Max-Planck Society and the Deutsches Museum to Espace Louis Vuitton, most galleries in the prestigious Kunstareal, some of the city's churches and the University of Television and Film, there is something for everyone this year. For more of a taste of what's to come, check the city's official Long Night of Museums Instagram account, which the EPO will take over on Thursday 13 October. Look out for our special event posts then, in addition to those on all our usual channels.