100 anniversary - Worpsweder Kunsthalle
March, 17th 2019 - March, 8th 2020
Bergstraße 17, 27726 Worpswede
The year 1919 marks a turning point in the history of the artists' village: the bookbinder, art collector and art dealer Friedrich Netzel opens the first exhibition house in the city and makes his Worpswede art collection publicly accessible. This is the beginning of a success story. Over three generations, the Netzel collection continues to grow and today offers the most comprehensive insight into the multifaceted cosmos of Worpswede art - from its beginnings to the present day. In 2019, the Worpswede Kunsthalle celebrates its 100th birthday!
Kunstkosmos Worpswede - 100 years Worpswede Kunsthalle will be showing an impressive selection of the most beautiful works from this unique collection from 17 March to 3 November 2019. In the course of the exhibition, there will always be small changing special presentations on the history of the collection in the front exhibition area.
The Kunsthalle's collection alone comprises around 450 paintings by the Worpswede painters of the founding generation to this day. It is one of the most important private and family-based collections of paintings for the Worpswede artist colony. With such a large collection, the Kunsthalle can not show all the works at once. Throughout, the highlights of the Old Worpswede are presented in the back room. Accompanying this there is an insight into the impressive graphic collection. And in the front part of the museum, six changing special themes on the main collection focuses of the three generations invite Friedrich Netzel to linger and return. The prelude in March are the so-called "painting women". Paula Modersohn-Becker, Ottilie Reylaender, Marie Bock and Hedwig Woermann are followed by Alfred Kollmar, Willi Dammasch, Lisel Oppel and Albert Schiestl-Arding. The end of May will continue with Bernhard Hoetger, Richard Oelze and Udo Peters. And in July, the »Junge Gruppe« conquers the terrain and then leads over to contemporaries and contemporary artists.