The lecture series is conceived as an ongoing program that is constantly being expanded to include new protagonists and topics. It is aimed at a broad audience and takes place in cooperation with museums, libraries, associations, and adult education centers. So far, the focus has been on the artists Grete Csaki-Copony, Margarete Depner, Käthe Kollwitz, Renée Sintenis and Pomona Zipser. The spectrum of topics, which always serve to showcase the work of the respective artist, ranges from questions of artistic self-design to social networking in the European metropolises. The artists' often very controversial confrontations with and responses to the work of other artists also plays an important role, for example Käthe Kollwitz’s critical examination of the literary work of Gerhard Hauptmann and Emile Zola.