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Photo: Anika Büssemeier

To change art and society, call old rules and traditions into question and to form a new artistic community – these were the intentions of the Brücke artists. With interactive exhibition tours for schools, Brücke-Museum aims to adopt this critical approach and pioneering spirit to explore unconventional ways of conveying information. Our tours for students focus primarily on their own questions and interests. Playful interactions, action-oriented exercises and artistic strategies characterise the way we work. In our teacher training sessions, we present the content of the exhibitions and our working methods. Additionally, Brücke-Museum collaborates with schools on long-term projects. Please get in touch if you are interested in such a collaboration.

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Brücke & ...

The new topics for exhibition talks with schools at Brücke-Museum are called Brücke & …. The series of programmes discusses recurring topics of Brücke art and the collection. Playful and action-oriented, the programmes offer a dialogical exhibition experience for children and young people. Critical questioning as well as drawing connections between today’s everyday life and the situation of the Brücke 100 years ago are at the centre. Different exercises and artistic practices characterise the way of working in the exhibition room – and in case of fair weather in the museum’s garden as well.

The programme for schools is constantly expanding and is oriented to the daily life of children and youth as well as to their questions. All topics are prepared according to age and are suitable for primary schools up to section II.

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Brücke & Colour
Interactive Exhibition Tour

What colours do you know? What do the terms item colour, appearance colour and expression colour mean?

For the artists’ group Brücke and the Expressionists, colours played an important role. The artists did not only want to depict the reality surrounding them, but to represent it in an expressive way. In the exhibition, colours are explored with the help of some experiments.

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Nursery, primary school, section I, section II
Topics: Colour effects, colour perception, colour experiments

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

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Brücke & Gender
Interactive Exhibition Tour

The members of the Brücke group were men. In the context of the artists’ group, women only marginally appear as partners or models in their pictures.

What were the gender relations at that time, and how do we look at the works of the Brücke today? How do we deal with the categories of male and female in everyday life and in art when gender does not appear to be clear? In the exhibition, we talk about ideas of gender, justice and gender diversity.

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Nursery, primary school, section I, section II
Topics: Gender roles, gender relations, diversity

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

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Brücke & the Body
Interactive Exhibition Tour

Depictions of figures are central to the works of the Brücke. Bodies were to be captured in movement and depicted in an expressive way. In the spirit of the Lebensreform movement, the natural nudity of humankind, especially in nature, was an important theme and means of expression for the group of artists.

What potential do the works of the Brücke offer today from the perspective of human images, body images and movement?

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Nursery, primary school, section I, section II
Topics: Human images, gender roles, movement and dance

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

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Brücke & Painting
Outdoor Workshop

Drawing with sticks? Printing with leaves? Painting with earth? This workshop will show you how this works and what you can try out and invent yourself. The Brücke artists also spent a lot of time in the nature over 100 years ago, painting and drawing outside. Together we will look for materials in the garden and in the surrounding Grunewald for experimental creations. Afterwards, we settle down in the museum’s garden to experiment with different techniques.

Note: This workshop can be booked as a 2-hour or 3-hour workshop and takes place entirely outside in the garden and forest. Please wear weatherproof clothing and bring a sandwich if necessary!

120 mins, German: € 100 / English, French, Dutch: € 110
180 mins, German: € 145 / English, French, Dutch: € 155
Nursery, primary school, section I, section II
Topics: Experimental painting, nature experience (weather permitting, April–October)

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

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Brücke & Museum
Interactive Exhibition Tour

Today, museums and their hierarchical structures are being questioned and discussed anew, not only in terms of museum definition. The Brücke-Museum was founded by the artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and plays a special role as an artists’ museum: The collection is dedicated to the art of the Brücke and their friends and companions.

How can young people claim the museum space and bring in their own interests? Together we will look at the sense of space in a museum and discuss which topics are important and what makes a museum today. 

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Nursery, primary school, section I, section II
Topics: Spatial perception, the museum as an institution, challenging hierarchies

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

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Brücke & Nature
Interactive Exhibition Tour

Climate and environmental protection are important issues today. 100 years ago, people were interested in a closer relationship with nature.

The artists of the Brücke were looking for ways to express their artistic aspirations in and with nature. In the summer months, they usually withdrew from the hectic metropolis and spent their time by the sea or at lakes. What role does nature play for society and culture today?

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Nursery, primary school, section I, section II
Topics: Natural art, representations of nature, climate protection

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

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Brücke & Drawing
Interactive Exhibition Tour

In quick pen strokes, the Brücke artists captured their impressions of the hectic metropolis and of being in nature. Contrary to academic tradition, the artists developed new approaches to drawing.

In the exhibition, the drawing styles of the Brücke are explored and different methods are tried out.

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Nursery, primary school, section I, section II
Topics: Drawing, lines, expression, form

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

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Introduction for teachers

Guided exhibition tour for teachers and presentation of the current school programme by curator of outreach Daniela Bystron and art educator Jülia Devies.

Date: Thursday, 17 September and 29 October 2020, 3–5.30 pm

Information and registration:
Museumsdienst Berlin
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin

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Exchange: School and Museum

Brücke-Museum is constantly developing new programmes for schools and would like to use this meeting to exchange ideas with teachers, educators and cultural mediators. The meeting serves to present the current programmes and asks for wishes/needs from the school sector.

Date: Thursday, 8 October, 5–6.30 pm

Information and registration:
Museumsdienst Berlin
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin

Cooperation, School

Naturally Art!
School collaboration

Duration: December 2019 – August 2020

In exchange with children and young people from two Berlin schools, we would like to find out what a redesign and new use of the museum garden could look like in the sense of the Brücke. Drawing and painting of people in nature was one of the core themes of the artists’ group. The Brücke-Museum, created especially for the artists, blends into the forest landscape and combines nature, art and architecture. The expressionist group created such connections in their works.

How can the museum’s garden today become a place where different people like to spend time? How can young people in particular get involved in museum work and create their own spaces in the garden? The interaction between art and nature can be experienced and tested on the museum’s grounds and in the adjoining forest.

Nord-Grundschule, Zehlendorf: Class 6b, Mrs Tscheslog and Mrs Zick
Schule am Schloss, Charlottenburg: Class 9e, Mrs Siemers and Mrs Baumgartner
Project management: Nora Hogrefe, assistant curator of Outreach
Workshop concept for the exhibition: Jülia Devies and L.L., art educators
Workshop concept for the garden: Bérengère Chauffeté, landscape architect
Fotographic documentation: Anna Duda
Design printed documentation: Lisa Pepita Weiss, download documentation here

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