Three people are seen in front of a white wall. The person on the far left is lying on the floor, the person in the middle is standing and wearing a striking pink ensemble. The person on the far right is squatting. Hanging on the wall is a colorful bottle, about 1.70 meters tall, with “Ajax” written on it in red letters.
Three people are seen in front of a white wall. The person on the far left is lying on the floor, the person in the middle is standing and wearing a striking pink ensemble. The person on the far right is squatting. Hanging on the wall is a colorful bottle, about 1.70 meters tall, with “Ajax” written on it in red letters.
Locals Play Global, Junges Schauspiel Frankfurt in Kooperation mit dem MMK, photo: Jessica Schäfer


Tactile models and multisensory offerings

The MMK has been developing tactile models of artworks for the current exhibitions since 2022. These open up haptic access to selected artworks for visually impaired and blind people, thus broadening participation.

Especially for the exhibition, the artist Rosemarie Trockel developed a ceramic object called Pierre de Touch, which can be experienced and felt during the public guided tour MMK beschreibt. In addition, for the Rosemarie Trockel exhibition, freelance artist Simon Gilmer, in collaboration with the Art Education department, created a tactile model for the Ceramic Challenge of 2021.

The white ceramic sculpture consists of a square base from which four smaller, also square elements have been cut out. In the circular center of these are elements in the shape of fans, which stand out from the background due to their darker shading. (Alternative text)

Based on these first experiences, new ways of multisensory and barrier-free Art Education, from the localization of a blind person, will be further thought out and developed this year together with Fabian Korner.

PRINT POWER Linolcut-Workshop

Skill sharing at the MMK with the artist Jackie Youn.

Making art accessible to everyone was a central concern of the American-Mexican artist Elizabeth Catlett throughout her life. To this end, she primarily uses printmaking techniques such as lithography, woodcut and linocut. In her works of art, Elizabeth Catlett depicts historical events in African-American history as well as people from her immediate surroundings. Portraits, depictions of workers, political leaflets, women in the fields, on the roadside and at work. Vulnerable or resistant, caring or exuberant. Inspired by Catlett's prints, but also by her sculptures, we made our own linocuts using simple means. We drew and printed our own motifs.

The workshop was led by Jackie Youn and Isabel Monroy Moreno (Head of Art Education). In the field of printmaking, Jackie Youn deals with the subject of simplifying motifs and forms and intuitive expression in a variety of ways.

Accompanying booklet in plain language

Since 2020, the MMK, together with Marlene Seifert of Schriftgut - Text und Konzeption and after review by Mensch zuerst - Netzwerk People First Deutschland e.V., has published all exhibition booklets in plain language. The booklet in plain language is available free of charge at the cashier desk and on the website under the menu item Exhibitions as a PDF download. It serves as a central mediation medium for visitors and enables further access to the content of artworks and exhibitions. This opens up new ways of barrier-free access to the topics, contexts and questions of the exhibitions in an independent way. The booklet in plain language as well as the inclusive guided tour formats offered by the MMK lead to more cultural participation.

Textile Repair Café

Skill-Sharing at MMK - Inspired by the artistic works of the Rosemarie Trockel exhibition, we learn techniques and tricks to upgrade fabrics instead of throwing them away. Together with Clara Maldener, custom tailor and founder of the sustainable label Passepartout, and Iliana Großkreutz, also a custom tailor, we will create colorful patches, sew and decorate with artistic embroidery in our studio.

How can we extend the life of our clothes?
How do we share skills? How do we learn collectively?
How do we share knowledge and learn from others?

ELiF - Einfach Lernen in Frankfurt

Since 2021, the MMK has been working with Lebenshilfe Frankfurt e.V. to develop inclusive guided tours of the exhibitions in the TOWERMMKand the MUSEUMMMK. In the first two years, guided tours took place in Sammlung, Marcel Duchamp, Rosemarie Trockel and Channeling. This collaboration contributes significantly to the sensitization and further development of inclusive art education programs.

The contacts established in the project and the teamwork will be continued and maintained in the MMK after the end of the project. 

Places to see

Places to see is a cooperation project between 22 museums, the Palmengarten and the zoo. The project encourages collaborations between civil society actors and brings non-profit organisations and Frankfurt's cultural institutions into dialogue. The project helps to break down barriers in Frankfurt's cultural institutions on a broad level by creating sustainable structures of inclusion.

The program is funded by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main. As part of the „BONUS" format, one free guided tour or workshop is offered per house for a group. In the „BLIND DATE" format, two organisations meet in one institution for a joint event, and in the so-called „LABOR", closer cooperation with a museum is promoted.

MMK LABOR with Atelier Eastend

Within the framework of a so-called „LABOR", the MMK cooperated with the Atelier Eastend in Frankfurt in January 2022 and developed individual approaches to art education. The „LABOR" explored how an inclusive museum art education, oriented towards the individual needs and interests of each person, can also look outside the museum. The project was made possible within the framework of Places to see.

Supported by:
Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main


Through the cooperation with Lebenshilfe Frankfurt am Main e.V. in the context of Places to see, MMK tested new inclusive workshop formats for adults in 2023.

Since October, the programme has been continued as an inclusive free-time programme for adults with disabilities. In the workshops, the art mediators and participants meet once a month for four hours at the MMK and experiment in an artistic workshop. Inspired by the current exhibitions, the artistic practice of the artists and the MMK collection, questions are explored together and linked to practical work.

What is art from my point of view? What access do I have to art? How does art come into being? How can I myself shape my thoughts and ideas into art?

In the inclusive workshop, participants can create freely according to their interests and abilities and find individual ways of artistic expression.

The programme currently takes place in cooperation with Lebenshilfe Frankfurt am Main e.V. and KOMM Ambulante Dienste e.V..

All around the exhibition - Cooperation with IGS Herder

What interests you about the Channeling exhibition? What would your ideal museum visit look like? How can the exhibition be communicated?

Pupils from Years 9 and 10 visited the MMK in autumn 2023 and developed an event for their classmates. The group designed a quiz with various stations that were supervised by the pupils. This allowed them to create a collegiate museum experience with self-determined content, selection of works and temporality.

The project was made possible by funding from the Hessian Ministry of Culture and the IGS Herder sponsorship organisation.


During the VIDEOKUNSTSCHULE project, pupils of grade 10 at the Georg Büchner School (Frankfurt am Main) curate an exhibition for their school building with video works from the MMK collection. Together with the art education department and curator Klaus Görner, the pupils conceive the exhibition, develop a suitable educational program and design posters and flyers.

With selected works by Sammy Baloji, Éric Baudelaire, Pierre Bismuth, Želimir Žilnik, and Fischli/Weiss, they bring diverse contemporary video artworks into their immediate environment and open up spaces to talk about belonging, togetherness, and new perspectives and visions for our coexistence.

About their exhibition, which begins in July 2022, the pupils themselves say:

"It is art that describes our lives, your lives well, you just have to engage with it."

The project is sponsored by KUNSTVOLL of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and realized with the kind support of satis&fy.

Kulturöffner: Museum

Since 2018, the MMK has been a partner institution for the program Kultüröffner: Museum of the AMKA Amt für Multikulturelle Angelegenheiten, which offers free guided tours for groups from the different communities in Frankfurt.


The MMK is a partner of the supra-regional Kultur.Forscher! network, which aims to find new ways of aesthetic research in exchange with schools and to facilitate interprofessional exchange through cooperation with cultural institutions. This results in long-term projects between a school and non-school partner institutions.


Since 2021, the art education departments of the MMK and the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig have established a regular exchange. Twice a year, both departments work together intensively and give each other an insight into methods/concepts, current questions and ideas of the house over several days. New forms of mediation are exchanged and developed together.

MMK school sponsorships

With a school sponsorship, a school can use guided tours and workshops at the MMK for its classes free of charge to the value of 1500 €. The school sponsorship is made possible by private donations from the MMK or the school.


The project HIDDEN calls attention to works in the collection of the MUSEUMMMKFÜR MODERNE KUNST that seemingly elude our gaze. This site introduces artworks that wile in a realm between visibility, semi-visibility and apparent invisibility. They appear in the outdoor space only at night or are located in rooms to which no one, or only some, have access, that afford a glimpse of themselves through no more than a small window or are presented coincidentally, by way of a personal encounter, are immured deep in the museum walls, or are not perceived as art despite their conspicuous presence.

You can acquaint yourself with each of the following works by way of various interactions: Double Shell (2001) by Massimo Bartolini, Light lab (1/12) (2006) by Olafur Eliasson, Raum unter der Treppe (1993) by Fischli/Weiss, Sold (1996) by Ceal Floyer, Wandmalerei (1991) by Günther Förg, Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967) by Charlotte Posenenske, Atmosphere & Instinct (1998) by Pipilotti Rist, Schwarzes Quadrat in Wand (1994) by Gregor Schneider, The Museum of Unfinished Art (2010) by Shane Munro, Weihnachten 1940 (2006) by Andreas Slominski.

The Secret of the Box

The Secret of the Box is a game that was developed for the exhibition Marcel Duchamp (02.04.–03.10.2022). It was addressed to adults as well as children from 6 years and could be played independently in the exhibition with up to 5 persons after a short introduction and a tour by our art mediators.  

The game object was similar to Marcel Duchamp's Boîte-en-valise – a mini-museums in a box – and consisted of a custom-made fold-out wooden case with objects and picture sheets.

Like in an Escape Game, the task was to recognize the inner logic and the clues in order to finally open the correct sealed envelope and find and keep the legendary hidden original. In the game, the fictional frame story was intertwined with real background information about Marcel Duchamp. In the legend, Marcel Duchamp, R. Mutt and Rrose Selavy appeared as fellow artists who used this enigmatic box to resolve a dispute over the signature of the enclosed but hidden original.
In the 1-2-hour game, the players immersed themselves in the humorous and multi-layered artistic thinking of the artist.

The Secret of the Box was developed and realized by the art education department in collaboration with Jorma Foth and Janusch Ertler.