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The Argentinian-Swiss painter Vivian Suter’s invitation to the Brücke-Museum marks the first time that the collection will enter into a direct dialogue with a contemporary artist.  The expansive installation presents Suter’s … ... More

Installation view Vivian Suter. Bonzon's Dream, 2020, photo: Roman März © Brücke-Museum


A unique logo for each exhibition

For the graphics of the new exhibition Vivian Suter. Bonzo's Dream, the logo was based on the lettering Brücke by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1906. It can be found on the title page of the program of the artists' group Brücke, which had formed only one year earlier.


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Title Vignette of the program of the artist group Brücke, 1906, woodcut, Brücke-Museum

In 1964, the artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff initiated the establishment of a museum in his city of residence Berlin to honour the artists’ group Brücke. With a donation to the State of Berlin, he laid the foundation for its collection. Just three years later, on 15 September 1967, Brücke-Museum opened in a new building designed by Werner Düttmann in Berlin’s Dahlem district. … More

Installation view of the first collection display, 1967, photo: Ingeborg Lommatzsch © Ingeborg Lommatzsch

Brücke-Museum's Circle of Friends acquires its first painting

With this acquisition, the Fördererkreis Brücke-Museum e.V. was able to add an important work to the museum’s collection. Scene of Fire (1904) is the earliest known painting by Erich Heckel. Most recently, the painting, which still has its original artist’s frame, was housed in the Brücke-Museum as a permanent loan from the estate of the artist.

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Erich Heckel, Scene of Fire, 1904, Brücke-Museum,permanent loan by the Fördererkreises Brücke-Museum e.V. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020