The exhibition Hanna Bekker vom Rath. A Rebel for modern art honours an important pioneer of modernism. Born and raised in a time when women did not have the right to vote and were only allowed to work with their husbands’ permission, Hanna Bekker vom Rath (1893-1983) led a self-determined and …

Victor von Brauchitsch, Hanna Bekker vom Rath at Frankfurter Kunstkabinett, 1967, Archive Hanna Bekker vom Rath  © Victor von Brauchitsch

Curated by Sonja Eismann (editor, Missy Magazine) and Josephine Papke (author and journalist). Varied programme with performances, music and barbecue, among others: Live Music with mit AKA KELZZ Performances with Jules* Elting, Sarah Fartuun Heinze & Thùy Tiên Nguyễn Readings with Dima Albitar Kalaji, Mazda Mehrgan, Rasha Habbal and Sveta Ben (Weiter Schreiben) Workshop in …

Photo: Anika Büssemeier © Brücke-Museum

Museum of the Year 2023

The German section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) has chosen the Brücke-Museum as Museum of the Year 2023. This is the most important award for museums in Germany.

The AICA justifies its decision as follows:
"Under the direction of Lisa Marei Schmidt, the small Brücke Museum with its Expressionist collection on the edge of Berlin's Grunewald forest has developed pioneering models of critical scrutiny of its own history and collection since 2017 and has established itself as a lively meeting place in the capital's cultural scene."

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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

“My dear Mr. Düttmann, now that the furore of the opening has died down, I would like to waste no time in thanking you most sincerely once again. Your building for Brücke-Museum is a creation one can’t help but praise … The building has good proportions and correct dimensions throughout … and the landscape has been incorporated in a way that is nothing short of exhilarating. It will no doubt bring cheer to each and every visitor while they are here … Yours always, KSR” … More

Outside view of Brücke-Museum, September 1967, photo: Reinhard Friedrich, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Werner Düttmann Archive, No. 33 F.33/8