Museum Böttcherstrasse

Böttcherstraße Art Collections

The picturesque and winding Böttcherstrasse in the heart of the Hanseatic City of Bremen in north Germany is famous all over the world for the decorative brick architecture of its houses. The Böttcherstrasse Art Collections are both the architectural and the cultural highlight of this unique street.

The art collections reside in the Museum in the Roselius House, modelled on a historic Bremer patrician residence of the 16th-century, with works from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, and in the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, a significant 20th century expressionist building by Bernhard Hoetger, with major paintings by the early modern artist Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum

The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum has the distinction of being the first museum devoted to the work of a female painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907). Early in the 20th century, the patron and merchant Ludwig Roselius amassed a collection of the artist’s major works. This collection has now been supplemented by the manifold reserves of the Paula Modersohn-Becker Foundation (“Paula Modersohn-Becker-Stiftung”). Works from all phases of her career, in Germany and in Paris, are on display, and attest to her significance as a pioneer of modern painting.

In May 2005 “For Paula Modersohn-Becker,” an electronic-text piece and homage by the American conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, was installed in the stairway of the museum. (The work was first shown at the Venice biennale in 1990.)

Finally, the museum houses the most comprehensive collection of sculptures by Bernhard Hoetger, from early Rodin-influenced works to late expressionist works.

Böttcherstraße 6–10, 28195 Bremen
T +49 (0)421 33882-22
F +49 (0)421 33882-33

dienstags bis sonntags, 11–18 Uhr
montags geschlossen


Besucher im Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Foto: freiraumfotografie, Bremen
Besucher im Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Foto: freiraumfotografie, Bremen