The large exhibition of caricatures about Freemasonry in the Hamburg Stock Exchange
will make you smile. Pegasus, a club for Masonic art, is displaying 70 works from
well-known caricaturists and artists: Barbara Henniger, Marie Marcks, Otmar Alt,
Walter Hanel, Rudi Hurzlmeier, Dirk Meissner, Ironimus und Jirí Sliva. Each of them
has attacked the core of Freemasonry. The exhibits build a cross-section of the all-too-human
in everyday tests of adapting high ethical standards to practical life. Sociologically
subtle observations overstate diligence, misunderstandings and misfortunes of Freemasons.
Grasping into the Masonic toolbox requires practice, as we see below: The plumb line
symbolically sounds out the depths of our consciences. The overzealous use of tools
drives the Brother Freemason to airy heights and turns the temple into a skyscraper.
Freemasonry in Caricature
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (Handelskammer Hamburg)