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DRESDEN - THE LEGEND<BR>A CULTURAL HISTORY REVUE

APRIL 8 TO DECEMBER 31, 2006

A  TEMPORARY EXHIBITION DEVELOPED BY DEUTSCHES HYGIENE-MUSEUM

Dresden: a city like any other-or one with a difference? As the city celebrates 800 years since its founding, the Deutsches Hygiene Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the legend that has grown up around the Saxon metropolis over centuries. The exhibition Dresden-The Legend brings together images and visions, historic events and people that have become part of the city's legend. And it tells how that legend reflects both the self-image of the city's inhabitants and the fantasies of its visitors.

 

Two themes are inevitable in regard to Dresden: the splendid, artistic city of the Baroque, and its destruction on February 13, 1945. Between these two extremes, the exhibition develops a full spectrum of perspectives on Dresden-The Legend: perspectives from which the city draws its identity today, and the energy for its renewal. For Dresden is not only a place of nostalgia and self-satisfaction, but also of perseverance, creativity, and ingenuity-contemporary characteristics that continue to give birth to innovation and experimentation.

 

In five poetic scenes, the exhibition portrays a multi-faceted collation, unique in its breadth, of what makes Dresden legendary in our time.