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Collection presentation at the Ahrenshoop Art Museum

Ahrenshoop, GER
Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

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.

Bernhard Kretzschmar (1889-1972), Long beach with beach chairs, around 1964, oil on hard fibre, 40.5 x 64.5 cm
Wasja Götze (*1941), And they don’t realise it … , sheet 14 of 15 sheets from an untitled series (Ahrenshoop cycle), 1975, pastel on paper, 42 x 59 cm
Manfred Böttcher (1933-2001), Three Bathers, 1958, mixed media on cardboard, 60 x 75 cm, on permanent loan from the FAMA Art Foundation HanoverManfred Böttcher, Three Bathers, 1958
Manfred Böttcher (1933-2001), Three Bathers, 1958, mixed media on cardboard, 60 x 75 cm, on permanent loan from the FAMA Art Foundation HanoverManfred Böttcher, Three Bathers, 1958
Max Kaus (1891-1977), Bathers in a bay on Hiddensee, 1923, oil on canvas, 120 x 110 cm, Stiftung Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, donated by Drs Carmen and Dietmar Peikert
Paul Müller-Kaempff (1861-1941), Haus an der Düne, 1895, oil on canvas, 71 x 50 cm, collection of the municipality of Ahrenshoop
Willy Jaeckel (1888-1944), The Lighthouse, around 1941, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, acquired in 2015 by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung together with the Sparkasse Vorpommern Foundation for Science, Culture, Sport and Society for the Ahrenshoop Art Museum
Friedrich Grebe (1850- 1924), Am Waldesrand, around 1900, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, collection of the municipality of Ahrenshoop/Förderkreis Ahrenshoop e. V.
Louise Rösler (1907-1993), House with red ticking (Wustrow), 1934, oil on canvas, 46 x 65 cm
Kate Diehn-Bitt (1900-1978), Landscape with bare tree, around 1936, oil on plywood, 65 x 85 cm
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