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Phone: +49-30-831-2029
Fax: +49-30-831-5961
Website: http://www.bruecke-museum

Brücke Museum Berlin

The museum is devoted exclusively to the group of artists called "Brücke". The group was founded in 1905 in Dresden by four students: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Erich Heckel. It is the oldest of the German groups of artists to have a decisive impact on the development of 20th century art. Max Pechstein and Emil Nolde joined in 1906 and Otto Mueller in 1910. The "Brücke"´s pictorial language and ist critical attitude towards traditional academic painting fostered the movement, later called Expressionism. This movement, apart from ist artistic achievements also came to express a new awareness of life and freedom from rules and oppression by bourgeois society, soon it was endorsed by poets, writers and composers.

Expressionism sought to be a pure expression of colour and form, Visible nature is evident in the paintings of "Brücke" but it becomes the vehicle for a condition, an inner emotion; powers of the soul and mind appear. The purpose of the artist is not to create an image of objects but to convey an inner concept. Visible reality is transformed and reduced to what is essential. Colour undergoes a process of abstraction. It is applied wildly in bold planes and breaks free from the natural colours of the object, thus becoming an indipendent value. "Brücke" Expressionism was not only confined to painting, it also appears in drawings and the graphic arts.

The Brücke-Museum in Berlin, whose collection is entirely devoted to the works of the "Brücke" artists, demonstrates the birth of modernism in an unique way. The museum was opened to the public in 1967. The core of the collection was a generous dona... [ Read all ]


Brücke Collection: Paintings and Sculptures
Brücke Museum, 12 August 2006 - 10 June 2007

A selection of the best paintings and sculptures by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff,
Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller, Max Kaus and Anton Kerschbaumer.


Brücke-Museum Berlin - Malerei und Plastik.
Complete catalogue of all paintings and sculptures of the Brücke Museum Berlin edited by Magdalena
M. Moeller .
With detailed commentarys for each artwork by Anita Beloubek-Hammer, Janina Dahlmanns, Andreas
Gabelmann, Christiane Remm, Bettina Schaschke, Roland Scotti and Cathy Stoike and articles by
Reinhold Heller and Jill Lloyd. With biographys of the artists and a bibliography.
478 pages, 179 pictures, 30 ? (only in German)

Previous Exhibitions

27 February – 16 May 2004: The Search for the Primordial Matter. Man and Nature in the Work of Otto Mueller and the Artists of "Brücke"
("Brücke Archive" publication available)

23 July – 17 October 2004 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Watercolours. An exhibition on the occasion of his 120th birthday
(exhibition catalogue available)

30 October 2004 – 12 February 2005 Erich Heckel –Works from the 1920s

Special exhibition of the Brücke-Museum at Kunstforum der GrundkreditBank Berlin

29 January – 2 May 2004: “directly and without falsification” Drawings, Watercolours and Prints from the Brücke-Museum Berlin
(exhibition catalogue and poster available)

Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

in german:

17. Februar 2007 - 10. Juni 2007
Dokumente der BRÜCKE
Zahlreiche Dokumente (Gründungsdokument, Signets, Werbegraphiken, Einladungskarten u. ä.) und Gemälde der Brücke unterstreichen den Stellenwert einer der wichtigsten Künstlervereinigungen im 20. Jahrhundert.

23. Juni 2007 – 02. September 2007:
Erlebnis Farbe. Aquarelle aus dem Brücke-Museum
Ein Querschnitt durch die schönsten Aquarelle des Brücke-Museums von Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Max Pechstein, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Walter Gramatté, Max Kaus und Anton Kerschbaumer zeugt von der Faszination der Expressionisten und ihrer befreundeten Maler für die Farbe.

25. Mai 2007 – 05. August 2007:
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff im Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank
Der Maler Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Initiator und Förderer des Brücke-Museums, wird in all seinen Facetten vorgestellt.
Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Aquarelle von der Frühzeit bis in die 70er Jahre
beweisen die Kontinuität dieses Meisters der Farbe.

15. September 2007 – 13. Januar 2008:
BRÜCKE-Highlights. Jubiläumsausstellung zum 40jährigen Bestehen des Brücke-Museums
Mit seiner großzügigen Spende von 74 Werken legte Karl Schmidt-Rottluff am
01. Dezember 1964 den Grundstock für die Entstehung des Brücke-Museums. Das vor 40 Jahren, am 15. September 1967 eröffnete Museum ist ausschließlich auf die Werke der Künstlergruppe BRÜCKE spezialisiert.
Die Ausstellung BRÜCKE-Highlights bietet einen konzentrierten Überblick über die wichtigsten Brücke-Künstler in allen relevanten Techniken (Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik).

Öffnungszeiten während der Auss...+ [ Read all ]


Admission fee € 4,00
Special exhibitions € 5,00

Admission for disabled persons, pupils, students, unemployed or retired persons and persons of the military or community
service. You are kindly requested to present adequate means of identification. € 2,00
Special exhibitions € 3,00

Admission per person for groups (of a minimum of 10 persons) having notified the museum prior to their visit € 2,00
Special exhibitions € 3,00

School classes having notified the museum of their visit in advance (per person) (please also state the number of participants) € 1,00
accompanying adults € 2,00

Free admission is granted to:

· Children under six years of age

In order to be granted free admission, the following persons are kindly requested to present the adequate means of identification:

· Students of German art colleges
· Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
· Representatives of the press
· Museum employees
· Persons on social welfare
· Any person accompanying a disabled person, if the disabled person’s card bears a medical notice justifying such a need

Opening hours

The Brücke-Museum is open from 11.00 to 17.00 hrs every day of the week except Tuesdays.
It is closed on 24 and 31 December. On 1 January the museum opens from 13.00 to 17.00 hrs.
Any changes to this schedule occurring due to seasonal holidays or other exceptional reasons will be announced beforehand in the press.

Getting there

Bus line 115 will get you to the bus stop Clayallee / Pücklerstraße, only a short walk away from the museum. The museum also has a parking lot, a wheelchair ramp and a wheelchair for the use of its visitors.

Please click here for a map

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events


Orders can be made by
telephone: +49-30-831 20 29
fax: +49-30-831 59 61

Postage and Payment
Please note that due to administrative reasons we cannot accept credit cards.
For international mailings, consignment of the publication(s) can only take place upon receipt of a crossed cheque made out to the Brücke-Museum Berlin stating the total amount occurring for the publication(s) ordered plus postage and packaging (being weight dependant, starting from a minimum of 6,- € for one catalogue).

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff – Aquarelle
2004, herausgegeben von Magdalena M. Moeller
mit Beiträgen von Erich Franz, Andreas Gabelmann, Christiane Remm und Roland Scotti, 193 Seiten mit ca. 145 ganzseitigen Farbtafeln 23,- €

“unmediated and unadulterated


In 1905 the artists’ association “Brücke


Guided tours can be organised via the Brücke-Museum Berlin:

If you are interested in a guided tour at the Brücke-Museum, please note the following:

In order to make reservations for your visit please contact the Brücke-Museum at least two weeks in advance
The museum offers guided tours in English, French and German
You are kindly requested to arrange the tour personally with the tour guides (the relevant telephone numbers are available via the Brücke-Museum Berlin)
A guided tour of the museum lasts about one hour
Guided tours can be organised for all age groups and various fields of interest.
If there are particular aspects you would like to know more about, please inform the art historian in charge of your group well in advance
Please notify the museum employees immediately upon arrival
If your group cannot keep the appointment and we are not notified in advance, you will be requested to pay a compensation fee of € 25.--

Fees for guided tours (admission fee for the museum not included):

School classes € 25.—
School classes (foreign language) € 35.—
Adult groups (20 persons maximum) € 35.—
Guided tours on Sundays and holidays € 46.—
Guided tours (foreign language) € 60.—