School

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.

School

It fits! Frames and Pictures by the Artists‘ Group Brücke
Interactive Exhibition Tour

What would a painting be without a frame? How do artwork and frame fit together?

The Brücke artists have themselves created and commissioned frames for their paintings. Together we examine pictures and frames and look for Expressionist characteristics. Colours, shapes and materials play a major role.

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Nursery, primary school
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

Framed and exhibited: What are the limits of art?
Interactive Exhibition Tour

The frame limits the painting and thus clearly defines the boundaries of the artwork – doesn’t it?

Together, the students set out in search of limitations and question the social framing of Brücke art, both then and now.

90 mins, German: € 80 / English, French, Dutch: € 90
Primary school, 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

Cooperation, School

Naturally Art!
School collaboration

Duration: December 2019 – June 2020

In exchange with children and young people, 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 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 new output? The interaction between art and nature can be experienced and tested in the museum garden and the adjoining forest which is currently barely explored.

Nord-Grundschule Zehlendorf: Bettina Tscheslog
Schule am Schloss Charlottenburg: Esther Siemers
Project management: Nora Hogrefe

Sponsored by lab.Bode – Initiative to Strenghten Museum Education

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.

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

Sponsored by Berlin Project Funds for Cultural Education.