The exhibition (Der erschöpfte Mann) takes a stroll through the European cultural history of the male. Eyewitnesses from the past 2,000 years, drawn from philosophy, society, and medicine, illustrate the concept of maleness and the struggle surrounding it. Throughout history, men have created countless heroic ideals for themselves. Since ancient times, the preferred arenas for demonstrating masculinity have been arts, war, technology, politics, and sport, but also the broader field of marriage, family, and sexuality. Featuring around 200 objects from cultural history and art history, the show examines how ideals of masculinity have changed over the centuries.