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World-famous Impressionists and marvelous private collections

Bremen largely has private sponsorship to thank for its art. Back in the early 20th century, the Kunstverein with the support of is members acquired world-class Impressionist paintings when nobody wanted them. They are still shown in the Kunsthalle, which is to be expanded to include two new annexes in 2011. Once again private sponsors will be involved. Since 1991, large private collections featuring contemporary art have been at home in the Weserburg a collectors museum, which meanwhile acts as a national model.

Bremen classics - Kunsthalle

Impressionists and video art: The Kunsthalle collections includes primarily German and French Impressionists, Old Masters, artists from the Worpsweder colony and video art < more >

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Bremen classics - Museen Böttcherstraße

Two impressive collections: In the two buildings on Böttcherstrasse works by Paula Modersohn-Becker and an historical collection are on view < more >

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Bremen classics - Weserburg/Museum für moderne Kunst

Art from important private collections: The first European collector’s museum shows various currents in art of the last 50 years including media art, contemporary painting, Fluxus and Minimal Art < more >

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Bremen classics - Städtische Galerie

Regional art: Mainly artists that have a connection with the city are presented in what was once a brewery. There are also regular shows featuring artists from outside the region < more >

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Inside tip Bremen - Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst

Young, international positions: Established in 1980, the Kunstverein presents largely unknown artists on 450 square meters. Group exhibitions are held in cooperation with other art associations < more >

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Inside tip Bremen - Künstlerhaus

Aspiring artists: The institution offers space for experimental exhibitions, performances and readings. In group exhibitions well-known artists are juxtaposed to new discoveries < more >

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Inside tip Bremen - Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst/Kunstverein/Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven

Contemporary art in Bremerhaven: A collection featuring works by Gerhard Richter, Ceal Floyer and Joseph Beuys is on show in the Kunstmuseum. The Kunstverein largely shows conceptual art < more >

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Kunsthalle (1), Kunstsammlungen Böttcherstraße (2), Weserburg / Museum für moderne Kunst (3), Städtische Galerie (4), Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst (5), Künstlerhaus Bremen (6), Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst / Kunstverein / Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven (7)