In 1992 the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany was founded as an institution for changing exhibitions and has since then offered a varied programme of international significance. During the first eighteen years over 170 exhibitions have been organized in the areas of art, cultural history, science and technology. An exhibition on the Bronze Age is just as suited to be presented here as a retrospective on a contemporary artist. Exhibitions on architecture, design, photography are offered to the public just as those on genetic engineering or the weather.
The program is directed to adults, youths and children. Guided tours, workshops for various age and interest groups are regularly organized to accompany the exhibitions.
Concerts, performances, readings and conferences are held in the Forum, a space dedicated to organized events and offering seating for up to 500 persons. A further attraction is the roof garden, which is often the site of sculpture exhibitions. The roof garden is a place where visitors can recuperate and stroll, and in the summer a beer garden offers additional refreshment. Further attractions and stimuli are offered in the library, book store, museum shop as well as in the restaurant of the Art and Exhibition Hall.