On the banks of the Ems, nestled in a centuries-old Münsterland cultural landscape, lies the former monastery of the Teutonic Knights and later Bentlage Castle in Rheine. Today it is used as a cultural meeting place. In the monastery's museum, medieval art treasures from the monastery period meet high-calibre modern loans from the collection of the LWL Museum of Art and Culture. Other focal points are exhibitions of regional and national contemporary art, a workshop for printmaking and a wide-ranging programme of events for those interested in culture and families.
Things are greening, growing and blossoming at Museum Kloster Bentlage at the moment. The artist Anne Carnein, born in 1982, pursues a very independent position as a sculptor. Her handling of used and discarded materials, from which delicate roots, colourful blossoms and leaves emerge, is astonishing. At the matinee, museum educator Alexandra Dolezych first invites visitors to take a tour of the exhibition. Afterwards, visitors can try out the techniques and materials for themselves in a small practical workshop in the museum studio.
A free tour with a museum guide will give you exciting insights into the monastery history of Bentlage; into the time of the aristocratic residence and into today's cultural use. Together you will visit art treasures such as the Bentlage Relic Gardens and the paintings by August Macke in the Westphalian Gallery. Afterwards, you will have time to explore the current special exhibitions by the artists Anne Carnein (Museum) and Peer Christian Stuwe (Salons and Dormitory) on your own.