Welcome to the Folkwang-Museumsverein

The Folkwang-Museumsverein (FMV) is very closely linked with Museum Folkwang, through its acquisition of the legendary Karl Ernst Osthaus Collection in 1922, through its involvement in the Museum’s administration and because of its significant funding of the Museum. It is the contractual basis for this relationship and the resultant partnership with the City of Essen which have allowed Museum Folkwang to become so phenomenally successful.


Hermann Max Pechstein Tänzer, 1910 Öl auf Leinwand, 51 x 55,4 cm Museum Folkwang, Essen © Pechstein – Hamburg/Tökendorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019 Foto: Ketterer Kunst GmbH und Co. KG

The Folkwang-Museumsverein acquires Pechstein paintings for the Museum Folkwang

The Folkwang-Museumsverein has acquired the painting Tänzer by Max Pechstein (1881-1955) for the collection of the Museum Folkwang at the auction of Ketterer Kunst Munich on December 6th. The Museum Folkwang is thus expanding its collection of Expressionists with an important work. From February 2020, the Museum Folkwang will make the new acquisition accessible to the public in its collection presentation. Our members will have the opportunity to admire the painting in advance in an exclusive preview. Details will be communicated at a later date.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Foto: Museum Folkwang

Join our team!

We are looking for a volunteer (m/f/d) (40 hours) to reinforce the team of the Folkwang-Museumsverein as of 17th Februrary 2020.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Grafik: Michael Romstöck

Give a trial membership for Christmas as a gift!

The holiday season is just around the corner and perhaps you are already thinking about a proper Christmas present for friends and relatives. We would like to remind you of our free six-month trial membership as a beautiful gift idea for people interested in art.

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