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Museum Folkwang: Large program for the 100th anniversary

2021-10-27T11:32:16.934Z

With international exhibitions and an extensive program, the Folkwang Museum will celebrate its 100th anniversary in Essen next year. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected to start the anniversary year in the Essen Philharmonic on February 5, 2022, the museum announced on Wednesday at the presentation of the numerous events in the Ruhr metropolis.



With international exhibitions and an extensive program, the Folkwang Museum will celebrate its 100th anniversary in Essen next year. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected to start the anniversary year in the Essen Philharmonic on February 5, 2022, the museum announced on Wednesday at the presentation of the numerous events in the Ruhr metropolis.

Essen - Steinmeier (65) has taken over the patronage of the heart of the anniversary year: From February 6 to May 15, 2022, more than 120 works by such important artists as Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Cézanne, Manet, Rodin and Van Gogh can be seen.

The late Impressionist Folkwang Collection and the collection of the Japanese Osthaus contemporary Kojiro Matsukata from the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo are brought together here.

Museum director Peter Gorschlüter is particularly proud of this.

"For the first time since the late 1950s, we have succeeded in bringing large parts of the Matsukatas collection to Europe and showing them here."

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In addition to Impressionist masterpieces such as Claude Monet's “In the Boat”, “The Port of Saint-Tropez” by Paul Signac, “Girl with a Fan” by Paul Gauguin or “Lise with the Parasol” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, there are also installations by contemporary Japanese artists Chiharu Shiota and Tabaimo can be admired.

Around 40 important Folkwang works will later travel to Tokyo for a “partner exhibition”.

"The Folkwang Museum in Essen is 100 years old", praised Essen's Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen (CDU). He sees a special connection between the museum and the Ruhr metropolis and the entire region. The museum shows "the full range and internationality," said Kufen. Those responsible also used the pandemic-related break to make the museum even more “digital and modern” for the future.

Further highlights of the anniversary year 2022 are a poster exhibition under the motto “We want you!

From the beginnings of the poster until today ”(April 6 to August 28), the urban project“ Folkwang and the City ”(May 21 to August 7) ​​and the exhibition entitled“ Expressionists at Folkwang.

Discovered - Ostracized - Celebrated ”.

At the end of the anniversary year (December 2 to March 5, 2023), the Essen-based company will be showing Helen Frankenthaler's colorful work for the first time in 20 years.

The museum is also issuing a large anniversary illustrated book.

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Source: merkur

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