Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Willi Scharpenberg Gallery hosts rotating artistic and historical exhibits year round. The Gallery was created to support the DANK Haus mission of preserving and promoting cultural heritage. We welcome submissions that attend to the German American or immigrant experience, cross-cultural projects, or other works/exhibitions that engage with cultural diversity. Artists interested in submitting a proposal for a gallery exhibition should carefully review the Exhibition Proposal Guidelines. All exhibitions must adhere to the Scharpenberg Gallery Guidelines and Policies.
February 18 - March 18, 2017
Kulturbrücke, a cultural bridge of poets, painters, dancers, and sculptors from both Germany and the United States. Curated by Alpha Bruton and Marianne Buchwald of International Art Group Chicago, the exhibit will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how two cultures can create a dialog about what matters in the world of art.
Chicago's Families - "Community as Family"
June 26 - September 26, 2015
Join the Chicago Cultural Alliance for an unprecedented citywide exhibit that presents a mosaic of voices, memories, and experiences of Chicago's Families. Spanning 6 sites across Chicagoland, 18 members of the Alliance use stories, photos, objects and more to reveal the many ways we need and love family, however you define it.
The meaning of family applies to more than just the nuclear one. This exhibit examines the families we create through shared interests and activities including social clubs, festivals and celebrations. Hear the firsthand experience the festivities in traditional and religious Haitian holidays, vividly expressed by Haitian artists.
Freedom Forward, A City Divided | Kai Widenhöfer | May - June 2014
Best of Show | Lincoln Square Art Walk - Block by Block | Oct - Dec 2014
Best of Show | Lincoln Square Art Walk - Block by Block | Oct - Dec 2013
Umlaut | Multi-media curated by Ines Meier | Oct 2011
Passage | German artist DeDe Handon | May 2010
Augenblick | PDML photography exhibit | April 2010
Legacy Project | DANK Haus film history | Oct 2009 - April 2010
Beauty in the Simple
Germans in Mind
Hamburg: Port of Dreams
On the Tip of Every Tongue