Christian Rohlfs, Weihnachtssterne (in einer Vase), 1929, Tempera, 70 x 55 cm © Museum Folkwang, Essen

The FMV wishes you Happy Holidays!

With this work " Weihnachtssterne (in einer Vase)" by Christan Rohlfs, purchased by the Folkwang-Museumsverein in 1935, we say goodbye for the winter holidays. We wish our members happy and reflective holidays as well as a good and healthy start into the new decade!

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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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Recently acquired... "Jahrmarkt" by Max Beckmann

The Folkwang Museumsverein has acquired Max Beckmann's "Jahrmarkt" portfolio from 1921 for the Folkwang Museum's Graphic Collection.

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[Translate to Englisch:] © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

The FMV and the new presentation of the collection on 21st June 2019

On 21 June 2019, the Museum Folkwang will be celebrating the new presentation of the collection over 24 hours with a major summer festival.

The FMV will also be part of the summer festival and present itself on site. All members are cordially invited to support us: We are happy to welcome all volunteers who would like to arouse the interest of the visitors for the museum association.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Foto: Michael Romstöck

The FMV at the reception of the Essener Wirtschaftsförderung

Around 300 players from business, politics and administration gathered at the Museum Folkwang on May 20th following the invitation of the Essener Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft (EWG). The speakers were Thomas Kufen (Lord Mayor of the City of Essen), Andre Boschem (EWG Managing Director) and Peter Gorschlüter (Director Museum Folkwang).

In addition, the freshly printed image brochure was distributed to interested parties for the first time and several new members were successfully acquired.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Margot Bergman E. John Street, 1996/2002 Courtesy of Margot Bergman

Events 2019. Interim summary

In the first quarter of 2019, the FMV already offered its members a wide range of activities with eight different events. The new program formats, which were introduced in parallel with the relaunch of the homepage, met with lively interest and a pleasing response.

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Zum Tode Okwui Enwezors

Mit großer Trauer hat der Folkwang-Museumsverein auf die Nachricht vom Tod Okwui Enwezors reagiert.

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Gift idea for our members: A trial membership in the Folkwang-Museumsverein

Are you already a member of the Folkwang-Museumsverein and looking for a suitable gift for friends or relatives? Or do you simply want to make art lovers around you happy? How about an FMV trial membership?

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