Photos by Mathias Schormann and Daisy Loewl, unless noted otherwise.

Daycare and School

A fixed component of our educational activities is a free program conceived specifically for kindergartens, elementary schools, and secondary schools.
Additionally, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle develops individualized offers for welcoming classes in which art and language (German) are at the center, as well as offers for classes with visually impaired and deaf students.
After exchanging ideas about the exhibition, participants can make their own artistic works, have sensory experiences, and experiment with the creative process. The offers last approximately one hour and can be booked in German, English, Italian, and Spanish.


Program for Kindergarteners and 1st and 2nd Graders: Your Dream Garden

Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian artist and landscape architect. He is famous for his many extraordinary parks and gardens in many cities of the world. He loved plants, flowers, wind, and water. How did he represent nature? Explore the forms, colors, and patterns in his colorful drawings, paintings, and textiles! Blue like water, yellow like the sun—which colors do you like best? Discover round, rectangular shapes and patterns and then use colored paper and ribbons to design your own dream garden, a place where you would love to spend a summer day.

Program for Kindergartens and 1st and 2nd Grades: Colors, Shapes, and Patterns

Colors, shapes, and patterns—blue, red, and green. Fahrelnissa Zeid was a painter, art teacher, and even a princess. She loved life, art, and her friends and family, whom she painted just like pictures with shapes, colors, and patterns. We follow her trail and learn more about her life and her art. Subsequently, we want to make colorful pictures ourselves with shapes, patterns, and colors on long rolls of paper.

Fahrelnissa Zeid, Resolved Problems, 1948, Oil paint on canvas, 130 x 97 cm, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Collection, Eczacıbaşı Group Donation, © Istanbul Museum of Modern Art/ Raad Zeid Al-Hussein

Program for 3rd to 6th Grades: This Is Me. Portraits by Fahrelnissa Zeid

The Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid made many self-portraits, which we call selfies today, but she also often portrayed her family and friends. We look at these portraits together and get to know the artist. We ask ourselves: Who am I and how would I like to represent myself? The life-sized drawings will become the starting point for a large group portrait.

Fahrelnissa Zeid, Someone from the Past, 1980, Oil paint on canvas, 210 x 116 cm, Raad Zeid Al-Hussein Collection, © Raad Zeid Al-Hussein

Program for High Schools: Figuration versus Abstraction

Fahrelnissa Zeid was a pioneer of abstract Modernism. In the mid-twentieth century, she combined figurative painting with abstract patterns and shapes, as well as Byzantine and Ottoman art traditions with Western modernist influences. In joint discussions, we set out in search of her art. We talk about the techniques and painting styles she used. Subsequently, we can use them ourselves in small sketches.

Fahrelnissa Zeid, Third Class Passengers, 1943, Oil paint on plywood, 130 x 100 cm, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Collection, Eczacıbaşı Group Donation, © Istanbul Museum of Modern Art/ Raad Zeid Al-Hussein

Teacher Training 17.2-73252

The free teacher training session focuses on educational mediation of the exhibition. It takes place in cooperation with the Senate Department of Education, Science, and Research.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4.30 pm