Schriftzug Otto-Modersohn-Museum
permanent exhibition
the association
the foundation
the archives
Museumserweiterung 1996

The Museum
Paula Modersohn-Becker: Weidender Schimmel im Mondlicht, 1901

Paula Modersohn-Becker:
Weidender Schimmel im Mondlicht, 1901
Innenansicht des Museums

Interior View of the Museum

the Otto-Modersohn-Museum

The museum was founded in 1974 in order to make the artist's work accessible to the public. It has been widely extended ever since, thus making possible a chronological presentation of Modersohns artistic development from the early years at the academy to his late work. A certain number of outstanding paintings by Paula Modersohn-Becker are exposed as well. In regular intervals the museum presents special exhibitions with accompanying catalogues focussing on certain aspects in Modersohns work. The museum is situated in an exeptionally charming countryside through which the river Wümme flows.

the permanent exhibition

In a permanent exhibition the Otto-Modersohn-Museum presents the painter's complete work, consisting of pictures, drawings and documents. The different artistic periods covering the years from 1883 to 1943 are divided into three main sections: "Westphalia", "Worpswede" and "Fischerhude". A certain number of selected paintings by Paula Modersohn-Becker are also being exposed. Special exhibitions, shown in regular intervals, help to illustrate certain aspects of Modersohns work and its artistic surrounding.

become a member in the Otto-Modersohn-Museum-Association

In 1989 friends of the museum created an association wanting to deepen the analysis of Otto Modersohns work by promotion of exhibitions, publications and scientific research projects.
Your advantages:
You will receive all invitations of the Otto-Modersohn-Museum, including exhibitions, lectures, study trips and concerts. You will automatically get the associations' annual news letters. You have free entrance to all exhibitions.
Please request your membership by e-mailing.

the Otto-Modersohn-Foundation

The Foundation was created by Christian Modersohn, the artist's son, and his family in order to support and to preserve Otto Modersohns work and to make it accessible to a large public. The Foundation's collection, consisting of paintings and drawings by Otto Modersohn, is to be supplemented and extended by purchases and donations which shall remain in the Otto-Modersohn-Museum permanently for the public.

the Otto Modersohn archives

The life and work of Otto Modersohn are well documented in the museum's archives which are subdivided into several sections: Correspondence, press reports, photos, lists of works and library. The museum affords assistance to art historians concerning their research and publishing.