Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp influenced the art of their time more than almost any other couple. In the face of the major social issues of the 20th century, they sought a radical new beginning. The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck is the only museum in the world to dedicate itself to this pioneering artist couple on the basis of its top-class collection. More than 400 works are housed in the extraordinary architecture of the historic station building and Richard Meier's light-filled building.

Pacifism, equality and ecology manifested themselves exceptionally early in the lives and work of the two artists. Rebelling against existing social values and conventions, they constantly reinvented themselves and their works, but never left their artistic and conceptual home: abstraction.

Hans Arp | From the Realm of the Gnomes | 1949© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck

Hans Arp | From the Realm of the Gnomes | 1949
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck

Sophie Taeuber-Arp's and Hans Arp's innovative radiance, which continues unabated to this day, is demonstrated in the new collection presentation based on the development of the two artists' works. Hans Arp created outstanding works of organic abstraction. Nature was a constant source of inspiration for his sculptures, reliefs and works on paper. He also created experimental and lyrical texts in the creative environment of Dada and Surrealism. Sophie Taeuber-Arp is one of the pioneers of modern art with her works developed from geometric forms. As a painter, textile designer and architect, she shaped a new unity of art, craft and technology.
In the exhibition tour, her life's journey, creative milestones and historical cross-references are condensed into a broad panorama. Interactive stations also make it possible to immerse yourself in the vast cosmos of modernism and bring it to life with your own questions.
May 14, 2023 to December 31, 2030