The museum building was commissioned by the businessman and patron Ludwig Roselius, who owned a considerable collection of Paula Modersohn-Becker’s work.The building’s architect, Bernhard Hoetger, designed a unique building that is considered one of the most important examples of Expressionist architecture in Germany; it was opened in 1927 as a museum.A wide range of networking events with knowledgeable speakers allows you to discover contacts.
The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum was the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the work of a female painter.
The masterpieces on display illustrate the artist’s extraordinary importance as a pioneer of modern painting.
In 1988 the collection was purchased by the city of Bremen and the Federal Republic of Germany.
The collection has been supplemented with works from the estate of the artist, which is managed by the Paula Modersohn-Becker Stiftung, founded in 1978 by the artist’s daughter, Mathilde Modersohn.
The Böttcherstraße Museums (Museen Böttcherstraße) provide the architectural and cultural highlight of the Böttcherstraße ensemble.