About the museum

The Horst-Janssen-Museum is dedicated to the visual arts on paper. It is named after the great North German illustrator, etcher, woodcutter, poster artist, illustrator, author and graphic artist Horst Janssen. The museum offers an exciting encounter with the work and personality of this unconventional artist.

Drawing as a universal means of human expression is in the focus here. Apart from the art of Horst Janssen, we and our guests are interested in the classical and contemporary trends of this genre. In addition, we examine how for example digital tools can change drawing ("Move The Line", 2016 »), which form a drawing can take (the exhibition of musical scores "Sound goes Image", 2017 ») or what kinds of individual understanding artists have of it (“Museum for Drawing” by Monika Bartholomé, 2018 »).