Photo: Anika Büssemeier

The programme of Education & Outreach is redefining the role of Brücke-Museum and its collection for our current times of social and political change. We make connections between our visitors, the neighbourhood, cultural actors, artists and practitioners to discuss contemporary artistic and social questions. We work with a wide variety of partners and remain open to establishing new contacts.

Since April 2018, Education & Outreach has been in development and welcomes your feedback, suggestions and interest.

Direction: Daniela Bystron, Curator of Outreach
Assistance: Nora Hogrefe
Freelance art mediation: Leslie Dachselt, Julia Devies, Marian Fuchs, Judith Kirchner, Corina Ott-Selow, Katja Schöppe-Carstensen

Adults

Public Guided Tours

Our public guided tours provide you with the opportunity to explore and discuss the current exhibition together with one of our art mediators.

You can find the current programme in our calendar.

Adults

Re-visited

In the series Re-visited, experts from different disciplines put the exhibition in context from their particular perspective – an exhibition tour based on discussion.

You can find current dates in the calendar.

School

Excluded: Who makes the decisins here?
Interactive Exhibition Tour

How does it feel to be excluded? Who decides who belongs and who doesn’t? The Brücke artists could no longer work as artists in National Socialism and their pictures were no longer allowed to be shown.

Together with the children, we are reflecting: What role do exclusion and discrimination play in their everyday lives today? Which solutions can be worked out together? The children explore the exhibition and talk about relevant questions of power, freedom and resistance in their everyday lives.

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Primary school, section I
Subjects: Art, life studies, history, social sciences
Group size: max. 20 people

Information and booking:
Museumsdienst Berlin
+49 (0)30 247 49 888 (Mon–Fri: 9 am–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 9 am–1 pm)
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin

School

Power Sharing: Artistic Strategies of Resistance
Interactive Exhibition Tour

How and where can I change my attitude, my actions and my environment in order to work together with others for a fair society? How can I defend myself against discrimination? How do I find a productive way of dealing with my own privileges?

Dealing with the fate and room to manoeuvre of the Brücke artists under National Socialism provides an opportunity for discussion about the present and about social power relations. In short exercises and discussions, the students develop ideas for their own (artistic) strategies of resistance.

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Section I, section II
Subjects: Art, life studies, history, social sciences
Group size: max. 20 people

Information and booking:
Museumsdienst Berlin
+49 (0)30 247 49 888 (Mon–Fri: 9 am–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 9 am–1 pm)
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin

Children & Family

For Kids! Game of cards

This set of cards can guide you through the exhibitions. You are free to draw, tell stories, and express your ideas and observations. Each card refers to a specific work of art or an aspect of the exhibition.

Available free of charge for children at the ticket desk.

Cooperation, School

“Sometimes Unanswerable” Student-Centred Research at Brücke-Museum
School collaboration

Duration: September 2018–August 2019

Of what relevance is the artists’ group Brücke today? How can these artists and their work relate to the everyday life of young people? Are there social and political analogies to be made with the present? How can Brücke art be recontextualised in today’s Berlin? What previously unexplored perspectives can be found in the museum? And how can young people become involved and contribute their questions, ideas and points of view to the museum and its work?

For this project, we use of process-oriented, student-centred, participatory approach which is closely aligned to the museum’s own practice: conducting research, propose questions, seeking methods and strategies to suggest possible answers, inviting experts and holding interviews. Sometimes Unanswerable deliberately begins with asking young people personal questions oriented related to their biographical and cultural backgrounds, personal interests and tendencies. Here, museum staff, teachers and experts invited by the students themselves give support in exploring research areas of their choice.  

Sometimes Unanswerable focuses on questions but leaves the answers open – there is no right or wrong. This approach is based on the firm conviction that learning starts with the act of questioning. The particular aim of the project is to supplement the institutions of the museum and the school (which have traditionally stood for canonised knowledge) with more fluid and critical concepts of knowledge. Thus, we put faith in young people to take their questions seriously and to explore their own possible answers using creative strategies.

School: Kurt-Tucholsky-Schule, Berlin
Project management: Daniela Bystron, Nora Hogrefe
Artists: Karen Winzer and Markus Strieder, supported by Patrick Lindhof (film) and Anika Büssemeier (photography)
School supervision: Grit Wöhlert

Sponsored by Berlin Project Funds for Cultural Education.

Cooperation

For Tomorrow. Artistic Interventions in the Museum
University Cooperation

Questioning the Canon and Codes, Learning and Forgetting 

The aim of the seminar project “For Tomorrow. Artistic Interventions in the Museum” is to examin experimental artistic approaches to art education and communication, extending from modernism to contemporary art. Participants analyse how different perspectives and cultural experiences of various networks and local neighbourhoods can be embedded in education through the use of society’s cultural canon. Building on this questioning, participants develop their own creative ideas for an artistic intervention based on their specialist field. They will then realise their ideas at the Brücke-Museum.

Conclusion with artistic interventions at Brücke-Museum: 10 July 2019, 5–9 pm

University: Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee
Lecturer: Mona Jas
Brücke-Museum: Daniela Bystron

Cooperation

Cosmopolitan Berlin – Fellowship

Duration: May 2018–May 2019

In relation to today’s global migration and the ever-increasing threats to artistic freedom, Berlin offers a new home to many artists and cultural workers who are at risk. The initiative Cosmopolitan Berlin,established by the Senate of Berlin, supports artists every year with a fellowship. Brücke-Museum is working with the artist Kamal Sallat, who is exploring the artwork The Fishing Boat by Max Pechstein (1913). He is recontextualising this very important work held in Brücke-Museum’s collection, offering a very personal response by producing a series of paintings and a documentary film.

Fellow: Kamal Sallat
Brücke-Museum: Lisa Marei Schmidt and Daniela Bystron

Cooperation

Curating Exhibitions. Focus: Sexism and Racism
University collaboration

Duration: April 2018–July 2018

For the first time, Brücke-Museum is working with the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. Students on this course are introduced to fundamental ideas and skills of curating through both theory and practice. They are given insights into curating, programme development, various disciplinary approaches to collecting and exhibiting, the development of exhibition design ideas and narratives as well as the means of conveying information. In small groups, the students conceive an intervention in the presentation of the museum’s collection which takes a critical approach to the themes of sexism and racism.

University: University of Applied Sciences, Berlin (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft)
Lecturer: Prof. Susan Kamel
Brücke-Museum: Daniela Bystron