Weidender Schimmel im Mondlicht, 1901
Interior View of the 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.
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 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 archivestop
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.