The Heidelberg Art Society - founded in 1869 - is one of the oldest Art Associations in Germany, and with 1200 members one of the largest. The museum displays changing exhibitions of contemporary art on three floors in the center of the old town – its program addresses social issues at the point where art, science and politics intersect. A comprehensive educational program of guided tours, presentations and workshops is offered to complement the exhibitions.
The Society has invited contemporary artists such as Ulf Aminde, Heide Hinrichs, Jan Bünnig, Stuart Sherman and Annette Weisser to participate in its exhibitions. One of the main aims within the contextual orientation of the Society is to broaden how people see art and to adopt a global perspective towards its history.