PHOTO: © Wilhelm Michels

Ausstellung Kleider. Geschichten. Der textile Nachlass von Arno und Alice Schmidt

In the organizer's words:

The tim opens the closet of the post-war period and the young Federal Republic of Germany. More precisely, the wardrobes of the important German writer Arno Schmidt and his wife Alice. The couple, who finally found a new home in the Lüneburg Heath after fleeing and being expelled in 1958, meticulously stored and kept all their clothes over the decades. The estate brings together more than 1,000 items from six decades and impressively documents the history of everyday life in Germany in the 20th century.

The collection ranges from underwear and winter coats to shoes and accessories. In keeping with the Schmidts' living conditions, these are everyday items of clothing that were - and had to be - treasured. Join us on an exciting and informative journey through the everyday fashion of the immediate post-war period and the Bonn Republic.

The writer Arno Schmidt was born in Hamburg on January 18, 1914 and moved to Silesia with his family as a teenager. In 1937, Arno Schmidt and Alice Murawski (born 1916), who had met as employees of a textile factory, married. Schmidt's sensational prose debut, 'Leviathan', was published in 1949. The political and aesthetic radicalism of his works made him both a celebrated and controversial author in the 1950s. In 1973, he was awarded the Goethe Prize of the City of Frankfurt. Arno Schmidt died in Celle on June 3, 1979.

An exhibition by the Arno Schmidt Foundation and the Bomann Museum Celle in cooperation with the tim.

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Price information:

regular for the special exhibition

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