About the collection of the Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
Today, the private Ahrenshoop Museum of Art houses in its collection around 1,000 important treasures from the 130-year history of the artists’ colony as well as from classical modernism in the region. The collection exhibition, which comprises around 100 works, demonstrates the diversity of artistic creation in Ahrenshoop and its neighbouring island world. At the same time, it impressively conveys a sophisticated panorama of nationally relevant art-historical positions of the moving recent German past.
From 1 June 2022, works from the 1920s to the 1940s that have not been on display in Ahrenshoop for some time will be shown in an additional hanging. The supplemented show provides insight into the intellectual orientation work of the younger and youngest generation of artists at the time in their search for a valid expression of themselves and their crisis-ridden epoch.
Karen Schacht, Otto Manigk, Hans Brass and Kate Diehn-Bitt on show
Among the newly exhibited works are first-rate paintings by Karen Schacht and Otto Manigk, who retired permanently from Berlin to Usedom at the beginning of the 1930s, by Ivo Hauptmann – the son of the writer Gerhart Hauptmann – who had been a guest on Hiddensee, and by Gottfried Brockmann from the circle of Rhenish Progressives, whose honeymoon took him to the islands of Hiddensee and Rügen for the first time. After extensive restoration, the spectacular abstract main work by Hans Brass from 1920, which has been in the Ahrenshoop Art Museum since 2019, can be seen again. From the Kate Diehn Bitt Foundation, established in 2021, a previously never shown important painting by the Rostock painter from the last phase of the Second World War will be included in the exhibition.
Harry Deierling | Rhododendron | 1921 | Oil on canvas
Paul Müller-Kaempff | Evening Mood on the Darß | 1898 | Oil on canvas | 109 x 149 cm | Ahrenshoop Art Museum
César Klein | Ahrenshoop II (Am Hohen Ufer) | 1909 | Loan from private collection | ©VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2015
Alfred Partikel | Sunday Morning | c. 1922 | Permanent loan of the FAMA Art Foundation | ©VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2015
Karl Hofer | Five Figures by the Sea | 1944 | Ahrenshoop Art Museum Foundation