Project gallery for young artists

The Rudolf-Scharpf-Gallery is the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum’s most recent showcase, serving predominantly as a project and exhibition space for contemporary art.

The gallery is located in the former home of the artist Rudolf Scharpf (1919–2014), who donated the house in the traditional Hemshof district to his native city in 1977. A gallery with Scharpf’s works and contemporary art opened here in 1982.


Scharpf furthermore donated his entire artistic estate to the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum. In conjunction with the museum’s appraisal of the artist’s oeuvre, the museum initiates and presents regular exhibition projects on diverse subjects and technical aspects of his work. Although he is known as a virtuoso wood engraver, his artistic work is not limited to prints. The most recent exhibition, “Drawings and Monotypes”, was devoted to these aspects of his art in 2016.