Susanne Roewer: Tangible delicate – MEET THE ARTIST

Susanne Roewer’s works transform the garden and rooms of the museum into a suggestive landscape. Immerse yourself in a world full of poetry and experience impressions from the vernissage of the exhibition, accompanied by the words of the artist.

Susanne Roewer (*1971 in Bad Schlema) first studied materials science at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg before switching to sculpture and graphics at the Berlin University of the Arts. After graduation she founded the G7 Berlin Network Gallery and subsequently cooperated with various collectors and funding programmes in Switzerland. Her works can be seen all over the world.


Pssst, … hey you there! Do you know me yet?

I’m Lexi and I live here at the Diocesan Museum. More than 500 years ago, an artist painted me with a brush and paint. That was in the Middle Ages, when there were still real knights and brave princesses! That was so exciting!

Come and visit me sometime! If you look closely, you can definitely spot me!
I’m looking forward to seeing you! See you soon!

Sacred art in a new context

Cult object or work of art?
Come with us on a short tour of the current exhibition “BANG!” with our research assistant Federica Viviani!

Creation Myths | Concert with Dance

On Sunday, 14 May at 5 pm, the Diözesanmuseum invites you to experience creation myths in text, word and dance. The creation myths of the great world religions as well as the creation texts from the Kabbalah, contemporary literature and the natural sciences tell of the beginnings of human life. The life dancer Felix Grützner transforms these texts into movement, accompanied on the piano by Patrick Bebelaar. The linguistic framework is provided by the spoken word artist Jule Hölzgen (Academy for the Spoken Word ).

Beginnings of Jewish history and culture on the territory that is now Germany

The beginnings of Jewish existence in the territory that is now Germany, like the beginnings of Christianity in this area, are linked to the expansion of the Roman Empire. As in Europe’s southeast, in the Balkans, they also go back north of the Alps to the end of the 3rd / beginning of the 4th century. The first Jewish communities emerged along the major trade routes on the Rhine and Danube. However, it is still unclear when Jewish communities were able to settle beyond the borders of the Roman Empire; certainly before Iro-Scottish monks began to spread Christianity in the (Anglo)Saxon region. At the latest since Merovingian and Carolingian times, Jews played a not insignificant role in public life, in trade and commerce and not least as mediators between cultures.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schreiner (Senior Professor for Religious Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Tübingen).

Suesskind, the Jew of Trimberg (Codex Manesse, 14th century)

Invitation to the vernissage

A warm invitation to the vernissage of the exhibition “Materials Reloaded” by Harald Fuchs!

Christof L. Diedrichs: Relics – a cultural-historical approach
Dieter Luz: Harald Fuchs – friend and companion

This evening introduces the double exhibition “Materials Reloaded” in the Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg and in the Zehntscheuer Rottenburg. The event begins in the Diözesanmuseum, later the Zehntscheuer will also be open. The artist will be present. Registration is required, preferably right here below.

Holiday programme for children

As part of the holiday programme of the city of Rottenburg, we were finally able to inaugurate our art alley on the first Saturday of the holiday! Christine Bozler-Kießling went on a quest with the children to find out how pictures were created in the Middle Ages. Then the children created their own canvas frames and painted a picture using ancient techniques.

Exhibition "adoratio - The Black King at the Crib"

The Magi – the theme is omnipresent in Christian art, in popular nativity scenes and in the tradition of the carol singers. The “Adoration of the Magi” is one of the most popular pictorial themes in Christian art. The Bible speaks of astrologers from the East, so they have been depicted as wise men with Phrygian caps since the 4th century. From apocryphal writings, the interpretations of the Church Fathers and numerous legends, the idea developed that kings in all three ages were gathered in the Bethlehem stable. Since the late 10th century, there have been depictions of a mostly kneeling old man, a middle-aged man and a young man. Since the late Middle Ages, the latter has been painted with black skin, especially in German-speaking countries. The kings wear splendid courtly clothes and bring valuable gifts, of which the Bible already tells. The Diocesan Museum has several panels in its collection that show this pictorial tradition.

Today, however, the pictorial theme has become problematic. In the course of modern art history, the black king was often exoticised and became a projection surface for the foreign.

In this exhibition, the Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg explores the theme of the “Adoration of the Magi” on the basis of its own panels and also shows a modern interpretation by Otto Dix. The accompanying programme searches for historical interpretations and contemporary dialogue partners. The aim is to bring together the different perspectives and to bring them into conversation with each other.

Wanted: Supervisors Exhibition "Vulnerable"

The Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg, in cooperation with “St. Maria as…”, is organising an exhibition in the church of St. Maria, Stuttgart-Mitte, Tübinger Str. 36, following the Katholikentag. The works of the winners of the art competition “Vulnerable. Vulnerable” will be shown. For the exhibition period from

21 May to 24 July 2022

the museum is looking for several supervisors (m/f/d), preferably also students, to supervise the exhibition. The tasks include

Presence in the church room of St. Maria
welcoming visitors to the exhibition and handing out visitor booklets
Selling catalogues
Supervising the technical equipment (lighting, video installations)

To be covered by all supervisors are the periods:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

A contract for freelance work will be concluded. The hourly rate is 12 €. Please contact us for more information. If you are interested, also in working on certain days or half days, send an email with a short letter of motivation and a CV by 20.12.2022 to:

Dr. Daniela Blum
07472 922 305

Invitation to the Lecture "The Magi and the Order of the World in the Middle Ages"

The Wise Men from the East are an integral part of the Christmas story – over the centuries, the number of three was agreed upon and they were elevated to the status of ‘kings’. As such, they served, among other things, as symbolic figures for the world of the Middle Ages, which was divided into three continents, and as representatives of different human ages and regions of origin.

The lecture will shed light on the medieval legends surrounding the ‘three kings’ and explain what significance they had for medieval society.

Speaker: PD. Dr. Christoph Mauntel Tübingen

We ask for pre-registration, here on the homepage or by mail (

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