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Schafhof - European Center for Art Upper Bavaria


The Schafhof needs to stay closed for the public until 10 January, 2021 due to the pandemic restrictions regulated by law. Please inform about possible changes on our website. All events locally planed needed to be canceled as well.

But we are at your service with our online-program und cordially invite you to visit our upcoming and previous video strams in our Videopool! You can for example review the two artist talk with Ariel Cane from Forensic Architecture (in English language) or the exhibition opening and artist talk with the sculptor Andreas Kuhnlein (in German language).

The exhibition "The Ship of Fools" by Andreas Kuhnlein in the vault on the 1st floor will be prolonged until the end of January, 2021. The new exhibition Natural History(ies) with paintings and woodcuts by Bernd Zimmer will be on display until the end of January as well.


Current exhibition

Blick in die Ausstellung "Das Narrenschiff" von Andereas Kuhnlein im Tonnengewölbe des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern

Andreas Kuhnlein: The Ship of Fools

prolonged until 31 January, 2021 / 3 October to 29 November, 2020: In his installation The Ship of Fools, comprising over 100 sculptures, artist Andreas Kuhnlein thematizes protagonists of all manner of historical events, people, ourselves.. ... weiterlesen


 Detail of a painting by Bernd Zimmer; a watercourse and vegetal cover in an expressive manner of painting are visible; green is the dominant color

Bernd Zimmer – Natural History(ies)

12 December, 2020 - 31 January, 2021: The exhibition shows a series of large painterly works on nature and natural history concerning the formation of families, species and individual objects. ... more information


Current AIR-Programs

Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern - Luftbild

The European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria

The artist-in-residence program in the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria takes place with partner institutions of several European countries. Foreign artists are given the opportunity to live and work for one to three months at the Schafhof. In exchange, Upper Bavarian artists take part in equal residencies in the partner countries.  ... more information


Current and upcoming events

Europakarte Künstleraustausch
14:00 - 19:00
Symposium about the "Significance of Artist Exchange" - Input and presentations with representatives of the partner institutions from different countries ... more information
Autor: Der Systemadministrator 

Opening hours Exhibitions 

Closed until 10 January, 2021 due to the lawful restrictions

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat 2 - 7 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 7 pm
Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat 2 - 6 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 6 pm

Opening hours Café Botanika

Closed until 10 January, 2021 due to the lawful restrictions

Tue - Thu 2 - 7 pm
Fri - Sun + holidays 10 am - 7 pm
from November
Tue - Thu 2 - 6 pm
Fri - Sun + holidays 10 am - 6 pm

For further opening hours, infromation and events please have a look on the website of the café: cafe-botanika.de


Am Schafhof 1
85354 Freising

The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled. The entry to the exhibitions is free.

online &  d i g i t a l :

Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern
Schafhof . d i g i t a l
at Videopool

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