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Schafhof - European Center for Art Upper Bavaria


The European Center for Art of the District Council of Upper Bavaria (Bezirk Oberbayern) has a dual focus: the Artist-in-Residence program organized in collaboration with international partner institutions as part of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria as well as an international exhibition program. Its function as a professional, locally, regionally and internationally networked art center is complemented by a highly extensive program of events featuring lectures, workshops, and guided tours, traditional crafts markets, as well as the sculpture garden and an online program.


Current exhibition

 Forensic Architecture: Die Zerstörung des Jesidischen Kulturerbes

Forensic Architecture: The Destruction of Yazidi Cultural Heritage

5 September - 29 November, 2020: Forensic Architecture is an independent art and research group founded in 2011 based at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.. . ... 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

kuhnlein vernissage EN
17:30 - 20:00
Opening of the exhibition 'The Ship of Fools' by Andreas Kuhnlein in the vault on the 1st floor ... more information
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 

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 - 7 pm

Opening hours Café Botanika

Tue - Sun 10 am - 7 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

Schafhof general information leaflet 2018 to downloadSchafhof
General information

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