School partnership Anne-Frank-Realschule

A school partnership between the Anne Frank Realschule and the Kunsthalle Mainz has existed since summer 2019. Schoolchildren come to the art gallery every week, get to the bottom of the current exhibition and become artistically active themselves.

School partnership Gutenberg-Gymnasium Mainz

From the 2017/18 school year onwards, art classes from the Gutenberg-Gymnasium will be regular visitors at Kunsthalle Mainz. The Gutenberg-Gymnasium is a grammar school with a special emphasis on cultural education. Accompanied by members of the Kunsthalle educational team, the workshops will focus on exploring the exhibitions currently on show. Short presentations will take an interdisciplinary approach to aesthetic ideas, while also respecting the students’ own social surroundings.

School partnership Kanonikus-Kir-Realschule Plus Mainz Gonsenheim

The school cooperation between Kanonikus-Kir-Realschule Plus and the Kunsthalle Mainz started in summer 2018. Schoolchildren come to the Kunsthalle regularly, get to the bottom of the current exhibition and become artistically active themselves.
The Kanonikus-Kir-Realschule Plus is one of six reference schools in Rhineland-Palatinate, which are allowed to participate in the program "Generation K - Culture meets School", which the Ministry of Science, Further Education and Culture and the Ministry of Education cooperated in February 2017 the Mercator Foundation was agreed.

Partnerships with Kinderhaus Blauer Elefant dun MädchenTreff Mainz

There is a cooperation for different formats of the art school for children and young people with  Kinderhaus Blauer Elefenat and MädchenTreff Mainz, both located also in the Mainzer Neustadt.

The projects are supported by the Programm Kultur macht Stark program of the Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung (BKJ) e. V.

Art up close

Under the title Kunst ganz nahart up close – the Feldbergschule elementary school in Mainz, the school socialwork office, the children´s refuge Blauer Elefant and Kunsthalle Mainz entered into a local. The project aims to turn Kunsthalle Mainz into somewhere a stone’s throw away from the Feldbergschule and the children´s refuge Blauer Elefant that offers the school’s pupils an open and inviting experiential setting.

Support by Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung (BKJ) e. V.


Public Tour exhibition Hana Miletić

The public tours through the exhibition Pieces of Hana Miletić take place on Sundays.

Next dates:

Sun 05/02, 2 pm
Sun 12/02, 2 pm

Costs: included in admission

Family tours

You want to see something new? Join us with your parents, siblings or grandparents at Kunsthalle Mainz. We invite families to a joint discovery tour through our halls. There is always something to experience. We offer various hands-on activities for everybody!

The family tours take place on Sundays.

Next dates:

Sun 19/02, 2 pm

Costs: included in admission
Children under 6 are free of charge

Individual Tours

For individual guided tours please contact us at:

6 euros

4 euros

Groups of 10 or more people
4 euros per person

Children under 6 
free of charge

14 euros

Tours and events are included in admission charge
(unless otherwise indicated)

Annual pass 
25 euros

Tours for groups can be booked upon request

Concessions available (proof of eligibility required) for apprentices, unemployed people, volunteers, school students, people with severe disabilities, students, pensioners)

Fade into You – A Series of Film Screenings

The series Fade into You shows video accompanying the exhibition, which deal in detail with the themes of the exhibitions.

Artists of past episodes in alphabetical order:

Akram Zaatari, Beirut Exploded Views, 2014
Anna Witt, Geld zu finden, 2012
Anri Sala, Intervista, 1998
Bertille Bak, Urban Chronicles, 2011
Bettina Pousttchi, Double Empire, 2000
Bettina Pousttchi, Line, 2005
Bettina Pousttchi, Ocularis, 1999
Bettina Pousttchi, Reset, 2001
Bjørn Melhus, The Meadow, 2007
Bjørn Melhus, Das Badezimmer, 2011
Brice Dellsperger, Body Double 22, 2010
Camille Henrot, Coupé / Décalé, 2010
Camille Henrot, Million Dollars Point, 2011
Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue, 2013
Christian Jankowski, Die Jagd, 1998
Chris Marker, La Jetée, 1962
Clemens von Wedemeyer, Found Footage, 2008-09
Corinna Schnitt, Schönen, guten Tag, 1995
Cory Arcangel, Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11, 2009
Cyprien Gaillard, Pruitt Igoe Falls, 2009
Daniel Buren, Interruption, 1969
Daniel Buren, Mexique, 1959
Deimantas Narkevičius, The Role of a Lifetime, 2003
Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Pegasus Dance, 2007
Fiona Tan, Island, 2008
Francis Alÿs, Re-Enactments, 2000
Ger van Elk, The Flattening of the Brook's Surface, 1972/2002
Gerard Byrne, 'Homme à femmes (Michel Debrane)', 2004
Gillian Wearing, 10-16, 1997
Gillian Wearing, I Love You, 1999
Gillian Wearing, Trauma, 2000
Günther + Loredana Selichar, GT Granturismo, 2001
Guy Maddin, Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair, 2009
Halil Altındere, Wonderland, 2013
Harun Farocki, Nicht löschbares Feuer, 1969
Helen Marten, Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom, 2013
Isa Rosenberger, Vladimir’s Journey (The Captain), 2013
Joan Jonas, Upsidedown and Backwards, 1980
Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Barmeh, 2001
Jochen Kuhn, Exit, 2008 / Sonntag 3, 2012
John Bock, Im Schatten der Made, 2010
John Skoog, Federsee, 2013
John Smith, Flag Mountain (Southern Nicosia, looking towards the border with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus), 2010
Jordan Wolfson Infinite Melancholy, 2003
Julius von Bismarck, Irma To Come In Earnest, 2017
Julius von Bismarck: Punishment I, 2011
Jumana Mana, Wild Relatives, 2018
Klaudia Stoll und Jacqueline Wachall, High Heel Obsession, 2012
Lamia Joreige, Nights and Days, 2007 / Full Moon, 2007
Léandre Bernard-Brunel, Colorature, 2012
Lina Sieckmann und Miriam Gossing, One Hour Real, 2015–16
Liz Magic Laser, The Thought Leader, 2015
Maisie Maud Broadhead & Jack Cole, An Ode to Hill and Adamson, 2012
Marcel Dzama, Death Disco Dance, 2011
Marcel Odenbach, Im Schiffbruch nicht schwimmen können, 2011
Marcondes Dourado Barbosa, Ogodô Ano 2000, 1996
Maria Lassnig, Baroque Statues, 1970-74 / Art Education, 1976
Marko Schiefelbein, FREEDOM TO MOVE, 2013
Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The Walk to Dover, 2005-2007
Matt Pyke, Hype Circle: Machine Learning, 2018
Matthew Barney, Cremaster 2, 1999
Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet, Phoenix Tapes #1-#6, 1999
Maya Deren, A Study in Choreography for Camera, 1946
Monika Huber, Captured, 2014
Mwangi Hutter, The Cage, 2009
Nathalie Djurberg, The Mad Tea Party, 2004
Nathalie Djurberg, New Movements in Fashion, 2006
Nicholas Mangan: Nauru – Notes from a Creaceous World, 2010
Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch: Räumliche Maßnahme 1, 2003
Oliver Pietsch: Because, 2008
Ori Gersht: Big Bang, 2006
Ori Gersht, The Forest, 2005
Pascal Magnin, Reines d’un Jour, 1996
Pauline Bastard, Hollywood Childhood, 2011
Pedro Neves Marques, Linnaeus and the Terminator Seed, 2017
Peter Land, The Lake, 1999
Peter Tscherkassky, The Exquisite Corpus, 2015
Peter Watkins, Forgotten Faces, 1961
Peter Weibel und Hotel Morphila Orchester, Wir sind Daten, 2013
Pipilotti Rist, I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much, 1986
R. M. Naeem, Mutability, 2013 / 6th May 2013 (Father‘s Day), 2013
Reynold Reynolds, The Lost, 2011-2013
Richard Billingham, Fishtank, 1998
Roman Signer: Punkt, 2006 / Einbruch im Eis, 1985
Rosalind Nashashibi, Eyeballing, 2005
Roz Mortimer, Wormcharmer, 1998
Sebastian Gräfe, Mit dem Meer spazieren gehen, 2008
Sharon Hayes, 10 min of Collective Activity, 2003
Shelly Nadashi, A Place for Commas and Dots, 2013
Simon Wachsmuth, Regen/Rain, 2000
Sofia Hultén, Grey Area. 12 Attempts to hide in an office environment, 2001
Stan Douglas, Suspiria, 2003
Stanya Kahn, Arms Are Overrated, 2012
Suzie Silver, A Spy (Hester Reeve Does the Doors), 1992
Sven Johne, Wissower Klinken, 2007
The Otolith Group, Hydra Decapita, 2010
Tracey Moffatt, Nice Coloured Girls, 1987
Ulla von Brandenburg, Chorspiel, 2010
Ulu Braun, Forst, 2013
Ulu Braun, BIRDS, 2014
Ursula Biemann, Deep Weather, 2013
Ursula Biemann, Subatlantic, 2015
Walid Raad / The Atlas Group: I only wish that I could weep, 1997/2002
Yvonne Rainer, Trio A, 1978

Shortcuts – Short film series

In cooperation with the Fachschaft Filmwissenschaft of JGU Mainz, a program of old and new short films will be shown, which pursue an artistically experimental approach and invite discussion.

In cooperation with Fachschaft Filmwissenschaft of JGU Mainz. 

ShortCuts #1

Lukas Marxt & Marcel Odenbach, Fishing is not done on Tuesdays, 2017
Lukas Marxt, Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off), 2018
Lukas Marxt, Circular Inscription, 2016
Lukas Marxt, Black Rain White Scars,


ShortCuts #2

Laida Lertxundi, 025 Sunset Red, 2016
Laida Lertxundi, Llora Cuando Te Pase / Cry When it Happens, 2010
Bruce Baillie, To Parcifal, 1963



NEOZOON Collective, GOOD BOY - BAD BOY, 2013 
Harun Farocki, Parallel IV, 2014 
Laure Prouvost, We Know We Are Just Pixel, 2015
Bernd Lützeler & Guido Möbius, Batagur Baska, 2016 
Laurie O'Brien, Fractured, 2017 
Nikita Diakur, Ugly, 2017,
Jannis Lenz, WANNABE, 2017 

In cooperation with Mainzer Filmsommer


ShortCuts #4 screening and talk with Ute Aurand

Ute Aurand, Am Meer, 1995
Ute Aurand, Halbmond für Margaret, 2004
Ute Aurand, Kopfüber im Geäst, 2009
Ute Aurand, Four Diamonds, 2016
Ute Aurand, Lisa, 2017, u.a.


ShortCuts #5 screening and talk with Prof. Dr. Marc Siegel

Yael Bartana, Mary Koszmary/Nightmares, 2007
Roee Rosen, Two Women and a Man, 2005
Dara Birnbaum, Technology Transformation: Wonder Woman, 1978/79
Zach Blas, Jubilee 2033, 2018


ShortCuts #6 screening and talk with James Edmonds

James Edmonds, Movement and Stillness, 2015
James Edmonds, Seasons/Patterns, 2018/19
James Edmonds, Overland, 2016
James Edmonds, A Return, 2018


ShortCuts #7

Angelica Germanà Bozza, Anniversary (Salveger), 2018
Elliot Blue, Home?, 2018
Hussen Ibraheem, Sweet Discomfort of Missed Connections, 2018
Scarlett Nimz, Wenn Angst die Arme vor deinem Verstand verschlägt, 2018
Savio Debaris, Happy Birthday, 2018

Stan Brakhage, Dog Star Man: Prelude, 1962

In cooperation with Visionär Film Festival Berlin


ShortCuts #8

Christiane Gehner, Programmhinweise, 1970
Helke Sander, SUBJEKTITÜDE, 1966
Magdalena Chmielewska, Am Himmel, 2018
Erik Schmitt, Forever Over, 2014
Deborah Stratman, Vever (For Barbara), 2018

In cooperation with Mainzer Filmsommer


ShortCuts #9 screening and talk with Gunter Deller

Gunter Deller, Schattengrenze, 1999
Gunter Deller, Eisgrub, 2004
Gunter Deller, Light My Fire, 2013
Gunter Deller, Fragile Fossile, 2014
Gunter Deller, One Another, 2017
Gunter Deller, Killer Instinct, 16mm


ShortCuts #10 screening and talk with Cecila Valenti 

Cecilia Mangini, La Canta Delle Marane, 1962
Claude Jutra, The Devil’s Toy / rouli-roulant, 1966
Nadine Khan, One in a Million, 2006
Rainer Knepperges, Looping, 2014
Robert Führer, Autojagd, 1978
Milena Gierke, Aidswalk, 1995
Sadie Benning, Girl Power, 1992
Toni Serra, Wahab, 1994


ShortCuts #11 



ShortCuts #12 screening and talk with Yumi Machiguchi

Atsushi WADA, わからないブタ / In a pig's eye, 2010
Hana ONO, 澱みの騒ぎ / Crazy Little Thing, 2014
Hitomi OOTAKARA, おもかげたゆた / Calling you, 2016
Mika SEIKA, ふりだし / Starting over, 2016
KURIHARA, Mind Room Moe, 2017
Honami YANO, 染色体の恋人 / Chromosome sweet heart, 2017
Yosuke TANI, 怪獣神話 / Quest of the Battling Gods, 2018
Shinobu SOEJIMA, 鬼とやなり / House Rattler, 2018
Yoshiro KAWAKAMI, 雲梯(うんてい) / Summer Sky Reverie, 2019
Kaori MURATA, 私たちの家 / Our House, 2020
Prof. Koji YAMAMURA, 水の夢 / Water Dream, 2019


ShortCuts #13

Bernd Oppl, Hotel Room, 2014
Josephine Ahnelt, Wasser aus Korn, 2014
Leo Calice, Gerhard Treml, Calipatria, 2017
Laura Weissenberg, Erde essen, 2021
Gudrun Krebitz, Shut Up Moon, 2014


HURRA. Children's and youth art school program

Our children's and youth art school program is supported by the Rhineland-Palatinate state program for the promotion of youth art schools and the Kultur macht stark program of The German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning.


Kunsthalle Mainz wants to provide an access to contemporary art for as many people as possible.

Therefore we offer inclusive public tours with object descriptions for the blind and visually impaired, with translation into German sign language and in Einfacher Sprache (easy language).

People with disabilities can take part in all public tours, events, courses and workshops. Seating is available during the tours. Step-free access to all works of art is given.

Open workshop

from 6–12 years

Every Thursday the open workshop invites you to join in with different materials for building, painting and drawing. The open workshop is closed on public holidays and vacations. Only children with prior registration can participate.

weekly, Thursdays

4.30–6 pm

Costs: 4 euros

Registration until monday the same week via

* The open workshop remains closed during the school holidays, bank holidays and mobile holidays.

fully booked: Room for creative experiments course

from 4 years on, inclusive

Would your child like to come to us regularly?
Then book the course with five dates.

Fr 10/02, 24/02,10/03, 24/03,14/04
4–5.30 p.m.

5 dates, 45 Euro for five dates

Registration until 27/01 at

Raum für kreative Experimente Kurs

ab 4 Jahren, inklusiv

Jeden Freitag passen wir den
Werkraum ganz den Bedürfnissen
unserer jüngsten Besucher*innen an.

Verschiedene Materialien zum
kreativen Experimentieren werden
vorgestellt und gemeinsam

Fr 21/04, 28/04, 05/05, 12/05, 19/05
16–17.30 Uhr

5 Termine, 45 Euro

Anmeldung bis 01/04 unter

Drawing Studio: Fractures

Course up from 12 years +inclusive!

Inspired by the exhibition, we will search for suitable motifs to draw them ourselves.

Tue 21/03, 28/03, 11/04, 18/04, 25/04
4–6 pm

5 dates, 45 euros

Registration until 01/03 via

Saturday studio: Experiment and research

Course from 6 years, inclusive

We prepare experiments to support your artistic research.

Sa 04/03,11/03,18/03, 25/03, 01/04
11 a.m.–1 p.m.

5 dates, 35 euros

Registration until 10 days in advance at

Saturday studio: Shapes and Colours

Cours up from 6 years +inclusive!

During this saturday studio is all about the world of shapes and colours.

Sa 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05
11 am1 pm

5 dates, 45 euros

Registration until 20/02 via

Birthday Celebration

from 4 years + inclusive!

In your birthday workshop, you and your friends will go on a journey of discovery through the Kunsthalle. Afterwards, our workroom offers plenty of space for creativity.

2 hours, 130 euros *
3 hours, 150 euros *
*If there are more than 12 participants, 5 euros per additional person will be charged.

What do you want to do?

1 Treasure Hunt: Work together to find the treasure and design your own treasure chest.

2 Light painting: Paint with light and movement in front of the camera. The photoart will be printed directly to take home.

3 Print Workshop: Design your own stamps or print with unusual materials, fabric bags, t-shirts or gym bags.

4 Build, Knead, Shape: Create your own sculpture.

Registration form



Kunsthalle Mainz wants to provide an access to contemporary art for as many people as possible.

Therefore we offer inclusive public tours with object descriptions for the blind and visually impaired, with translation into German sign language and in Einfacher Sprache (easy language).

People with disabilities can take part in all public tours, events, courses and workshops. Seating is available during the tours. Step-free access to all works of art is given.

Pink, pink, dove, gray - the world is full of colors

Workshop for daycare groups

Do you have a favorite color? What do you associate with it? Each child designs their own piece of fabric with their very own favorite color. All individual parts are put together to form a unique pennant chain for your daycare center.

Duration: 2 hours*
Costs: 5 eros


Workshop for daycare groups + inclusive!

In this workshop we mainly work with our nose. Everyone can create their own scent from natural materials and take it home in a self-designed olfactory bulb.

Duration: 2 hours*
Costs: 5 euros*

Preschoolers at Kunsthalle

Children are open, curious and enthusiastic. What impulses can we set to spark ideas in them and to promote artistic-creative processes? Talking about art and independent creative work are encouraged here.

Duration: 1 or 2 hours
Costs: 3 or 5 euros

Explorer game for elementary school

Children explore the art gallery and the current exhibition together. Search games, practical activities and language activities alternate.

Duration: 1 hour
Costs: 5 Euros

Knotting, Braiding, Weaving: Upcycling Workshop

Workshop for elementary school classes

Hana Miletić is engaged in repairs and upcycling. In this workshop we will show you all the creative things you can do with string, wool and fabrics.

Duration: 2 hours*
Costs: 5 euros*

The Language of Things

Workshop for secundary schools 

Everyday observations, personal feelings, language and colors are important elements in Hana Miletić's work. After exploring her exhibition Pieces you can create a work of art yourself.

Duration: 2 hours*
Costs: 5 euros*

With all senses: picture descriptions

up from 6 years + inclusive!

Workshop for Children and young people with visual impairments

Art is created through the smell of paint, wood or other materials, through the haptics of "feeling" surfaces and textures, through the sound of position, size and mass in space, the sound of the work of art, perhaps also by looking at it. We invite you to experience the artworks and explore materials together.

Duration: 2 hours*
Costs: 5 euros*

Explore and discover: With all senses

inclusive Guided tour

On this Guided tour, the facilitators take plenty of time to explore selected works of art together. A holistic, experiential encounter with the artworks is made possible. Together we see, feel, smell and hear the art in the exhibition. The facilitators speak in a simple and accessible language.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 3 euros

Art exploration for school classes

For school classes of all ages we offer tours with active elements through the current exhibition. Main topics and the duration of the tour can be agreed individually.

Duration: 1 hour
costs: 3 Euro

Advice and registration

Anmeldungen für die Workshops für Kita & Schule unter or
T +49 (0) 6131 126938

Guided tours and workshops in the current program can also be booked for daycare and after-school care groups at reduced prices during the school holidays.