A fixed component of our educational commitment is a free program conceived for kindergartens, elementary schools, and high schools for each exhibition. In addition, we develop special offers for welcome classes as well as classes with visually impaired and deaf students. At our interdisciplinary museum, you have the option of jointly experiencing art, music, literature or sports.
The offers last 1 – 1,5 hours and can be booked in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.
For further information and reservastions: palais.populaire@db.com, +49 (0)30 20 20 93 11

Dolls and a God's Eye

On Hippies, Flower Power & God’s Eyes
Program for Kindergarteners & 1st and 2nd Graders

Can be booked individually

Feel like taking a trip back in time with us? Our “summer of love” exhibition takes you straight to San Francisco in 1967. In that year, hundreds of thousands of young people came together in the city by the bay to promote peace, love, and equality. Why was the period called the Flower Power era and the people hippies? What clothes did they wear and what music did they listen to? We enter another world and do the types of arts and crafts work that hippies did – for example, we will create a god’s eye, an object traditionally woven in South America, which hippies also liked to make. You can take the god’s eye home with you and use it as a mobile, a good-luck charm, or for protection.

Victor Moscoso

Posters & Record Covers
Program for 3rd to 6th Graders

Can be booked individually

In 1967, people listened to records made of vinyl. These round, shiny black discs were put in square, colorful cardboard cases. On these record covers music and art merge, and some covers became world famous. During a stroll through the exhibition we take a close look at the record covers and band posters and choose the most interesting designs. What effects do contrasts, overlays, patterns, and moving type have? Later, we will become graphic designers ourselves and create our own colorful record covers using pencils, stamps, and stencils.

Colorful Buttons

What are you fighting for?
Program for High Schools

Can be booked individually

A journey back to 1967 in San Francisco. It was the climax of the hippie movement: In 1967, hundreds of thousands of young people flocked to San Francisco to celebrate the Summer of Love. It was a time of profound changes, not only in art, fashion, and music, but also in society. Against the backdrop of the bloody war in Vietnam, love and peace became the watchword of an entire generation. After a dialogical guided tour in which rock posters, photographs, record covers, and costumes are presented, we return to the question of the first chapter of the exhibition: “What are we fighting for?” and ask the school students: What are YOU fighting for? What is worth struggling for today? Any thoughts, wishes, and ideas are welcome!

Self-made instruments

Workshop on Music and Art
For all ages

Can be booked individually

Even back in 1967, during the Summer of Love art, music, and fashion were closely intertwined. Taking record covers, posters, clothing, and music from the time as our point of departure, we create an artistic cosmos together.
Under professional guidance and with the help of a mobile “orchestra case,” we explore musical realms, light rooms, and sound colors in the exhibition. In a playful way, our senses, perception, and motor skills are promoted and we experiment with movement, sound, and rhythm.
Two kids are reading a book

Workshop on Literature and Art
Program for 1st – 3rd Graders
Leo Lionni’s “A Color of His Own”

Monday, September 2 and September 30, 2019, 10 – 11.30 am

After we have immersed ourselves in the “summer of love” exhibition, we listen to the story “A Color of His Own” by one of the most well-known children’s book artists of this time. In the story, a chameleon is sad because it doesn’t have its own color like other animals, but constantly changes its color. But then it meets another chameleon and becomes happy. Together they explore the world, changing their colors and patterns together. The book is about courage and individuality, about being different and about color! Subsequently, we ask you: How would you like to portray yourselves? You can create self-portraits with colorful pieces of foil either as a collage on paper or as an object.

In cooperation with the children’s bookstore KRUMULUS

A Group of children that is listening to their teacher

Top Athletes Present Sports Live
From 5th Grade

For further information and reservations: palais.populaire@db.com, +49 (0)30 20 20 93 11

Many children know soccer, tennis, and the long jump. But what are Olympic sports such as taekwondo, judo, fencing, and gymnastics all about? In cooperation with the German Sports Aid Foundation, groups starting in 5th grade can learn about Olympic sports disciplines from a German top athlete and a trainer team from a Berlin sports club. After exciting technique training, the children try out the sport themselves under professional guidance.

In cooperation with the German Sports Aid Foundation
An art historian is giving a guided tour

Teacher Training
Nr. 19.2-88082
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 4:30 – 6 pm

Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop and at the cash desk

For every exhibition, the PalaisPopulaire offers tailor-made teacher training that is recognized by Berlin's Senate Administration for Education, Youth and Sports. Teachers are invited to learn more about interdisciplinary approaches for teaching art, music, literature, and sports to specific age groups and to integrate and expand them in the school context.

Photo: Mathias Schormann

In German

School Notes

Invitation for schools to the exhibition summer of love (in German)

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Picture Populaire

Our free kindergarten and school programs spawn many creative results. We select a “PicturePopulaire” every other week and present it in the Atelier as well as on our social-media channels.
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Children & Young People

Comprehensive workshop program for children, young people, and adults devoted to art, music, literature, or sports

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In creative workshops adults could gain access to art and creativity

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