The unifying language of art

10/11/2019 – 1/3/2020

The term “encounters” is usually understood to mean a meeting between two or more people. But what

happens when two works of art from very different perspectives come together – namely from the Russian-Jewish

private collection Rubinstein-Horowitz and the collection of the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss?

On the basis of 40 selected pairs of pictures and images, diverse topics will be focused on that arise from the innate

association between the artworks. The concept primarily concerns the activating of personal observation,

and the objects, ranging from the 15th to 20th century, are intended to trigger a specifically formulated “impulse”

within a contemporary relation to the present.


Both digital and analogue formats in the exhibition open up a wide variety of perspectives for perusal and analysis,

ranging from a fairytale quiz for smartphones and a children's audio guide to a discovery book for children and

adventure islands with creative activities.



So, 10. november, 11.30 a.m.


Setting out for the land of colours

The invention of new image printing methods in the 19th century


24 / 11 / 2019 – 29 / 3 / 2020

In the 19th century, the world became a little more colourful! The development of new printing methods

made it possible for the first time ever to produce colourful images in large runs with high quality.

Mainly the invention of lithography by Alois Senefelder in 1798 revolutionised printing and marked the beginning

of mass distribution of printed images. Later, chromolithography added colour to the mix.


The exhibition presents, explains and visualises the variety of different printing methods developed and used in the 19th and

early 20th centuries. It literally puts some of the printed sheets under a microscope – or rather a magnifying glass:

only through optical enlargement, it is possible to precisely identify the details and distinctions between the printing methods.



Feld-Haus - Museum of Popular Imagery
Berger Weg 5, Neuss