The Museum Insel Hombroich’s motto, “art is a harmony that parallels nature,” borrowed
from a remark made by Paul Cézanne, aptly characterizes the concept of an ideal space for both landscape and museum presentation. Collector and museum founder Karl-Heinrich Müller developed the museum in collaboration with the artists Gotthard Graubner (collection installation) and Erwin Heerich (accessible sculptures) as well as the landscape architect Bernhard Korte (landscape) for the presentation of his distinguished collection. In addition to East Asian art and a storehouse of archeological artifacts, the core art collection is built on the works of Jean Fautrier, Lovis Corinth, Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitters, Alexander Calder and Yves Klein, as well as Anatol Herzfeld, Erwin Heerich and Gotthard Graubner. The nature conservation area Museum Insel Hombroich provides a protected habitat for a wide range of animal and plant life. We have purposely left the footpaths free of information plaques and sign postings.
Invited for life by the foundation’s founder, several artists live and work at the Museum Insel Hombroich and at the Raketenstation Hombroich. Each year more artists take part in a work-stay program in the guest studio at the Raketenstation Hombroich. Every two years, a group of artists and academics is invited to Hombroich as part of the Hombroich: Summer Fellows program.
Both the Stiftung Insel Hombroich as an institution as well as the artists in Hombroich have long since been involved in developing initiatives in the areas of art, literature, music, philosophy, architecture, science, and nature. Exhibitions in the fields of visual art, photography and architecture are regularly organized at the Raketenstation Hombroich and the Kirkeby-Feld.