Böttcherstraße Museums

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Unique architecture houses unique collections.

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The picturesque street in the heart of Bremen is world-famous for its brick architecture. The museums are the cultural highlight of the street. The Böttcherstraße museums are the architectural and cultural highlight of Bremen's secret main street. They include the Ludwig Roselius Museum, an old Bremen patrician house from the 16th century with works from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period, and the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, a fantastic building by the sculptor, craftsman and architect Bernhard Hoetger. It is one of the most important examples of expressionist architecture in Germany.

Please note

The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum will be closed from 22 January to 9 February 2024 due to the renovation of the new exhibition "Fascination Cave". The museum will reopen on 10 February.

Digital Museum Visit

3D tours of the Böttcherstraße museums possible

From now on, individual rooms of the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum and a large part of the Ludwig Roselius Museum can be visited digitally in a three-dimensional tour. Parts of the collections are already online on the Google Arts and Culture platform and are now supplemented by insights into a total of nine rooms in the two museums in the heart of Bremen's city centre.

On display are major works, landscapes, nudes and mother-and-child depictions by Paula Modersohn-Becker as well as the masterpieces by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Tilman Riemenschneider in the Ludwig Roselius Museum. Dr Frank Schmidt comments on the new digital offer: "Especially now that people are only allowed to move within a very limited radius, we want to meet the continuing great interest in art and culture with these new 3D tours. I don't believe that the online tour will replace an actual visit to the museum, but it is an opportunity to get to know our museum, especially for those interested in visiting from outside, and an argument for making up for the visit once the situation has normalised."

The link to the 3D tours can be found at https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/boettcherstrasse-museums.

Paula Modersohn-Becker: Evidence of All Creative Phases

The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum is the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the work of a female painter. The patron and businessman Ludwig Roselius brought together a selection of the painter's major works, which are now complemented by the rich holdings of the Paula Modersohn-Becker Foundation. Paintings from all of the painter's creative phases attest to her outstanding status as a pioneer of modern painting around 1900.

In this way, Paula Modersohn-Becker's path to a new formal language is impressively illustrated to visitors. Jenny Holzer's homage "For Paula Modersohn-Becker" has been on display in the museum's stairwell since May 2005. Special exhibitions complement the collection presentations.

Besucher im Museum schauen sich Gemälde an.

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Bernhard Hoetger: The Most Extensive Collection

The Böttcherstraße museums also house the most extensive collection of works by Bernhard Hoetger, ranging from sculptures from the Parisian period influenced by Auguste Rodin to his late work.

The Ludwig Roselius Museum presents a valuable collection of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art and crafts in the authentic atmosphere of the oldest building on the street. Highlights include works by Lucas Cranach and Tilmann Riemenschneider as well as the historical silver treasure of the "Compagnie der Schwarzen Häupter aus Riga".

Besucher vor Bildnis Christus als Schmerzensmann

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