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- Corona vaccination certificate (last vaccination at least 14 days ago)

- Certificate of recovery not older than six months

Current opening times: wed 3-8 pm, Thu/Fri 1-5 pm and Sat 12 am - 5 pm

Please wear a FFP2-mask during your visit and adhere to the usual distance and hygiene rules. 

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Special Exhibition

Insanely Funny – Follement Drôle

Humor in Psychiatry

September 9, 2021 – January 23, 2022


The exhibition “Insanely Funny – Follement Drôle » is a collaboration between the Prinzhorn Collection and the Museé d'Art et d'Histoire de l'Hôpital Sainte-Anne (MAHHSA) in Paris, where it was on view from October 29 to June 13, 2021. This first joint project focuses on the theme of humor in psychiatric institutions, and shows what subjects the patients in psychiatric hospitals in France and Germany made fun of between 1880 and 1990. The exhibition and bilingual catalogue are divided into the categories of caricature, the grotesque, the comical-foolish, the bawdy-obscene, social criticism, criticism of psychiatry, and animal satire.

Permanent Exhibition

Die Sammlung Prinzhorn – von „Irrenkunst" zur Outsider Art (The Prinzhorn Collection – From “Art of the Insane” to Outsider Art)

From July 1, 2020

For the first time, the Prinzhorn Collection has created a permanent exhibition to accompany the museum’s special exhibits. Entitled “The Prinzhorn Collection – From ‘Art of the Insane’ to Outsider Art”, the exhibit features around 120 works created in a psychiatric context from the mid-19th century until today, offering a glimpse of the 27,000 works in the collection. Read more...

Image: Josef Forster, self-portrait, 1916-1921, Inv.No. 4494 © Prinzhorn Collection, Heidelberg University Hospital