Cities & Culture

Weserburg Museum of Modern Art Bremen

The Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen is located in the middle of the Weser River on Teerhof Island. Having been first established in 1991 as the Weserburg New Museum, it gained international recognition within a short space of time as Europe's first collector's museum.

The Weserburg Museum is set in four converted warehouses, making it one of the most extraordinary art exhibition venues in the whole of Germany. It is one of Germany's largest museums of modern art thanks to its exhibition space of 6,000 square metres. And it is highly regarded the world over. The art agenda focuses on the presentation of modern art from world-class private collections. Temporary displays of holdings entrusted to the museum and no end of special exhibitions track the evolution of art from the 1960s onwards.

A special focal point of the institute is the Centre for Artists' Publications with its Archive for Small Press & Communication (or ASPC for short). With some 100,000 works in the form of mail art and artist's books, it is one of the foremost collections of its kind in the world. Together with the Society for Contemporary Art, which is also based on the Weserburg site, and Bremen's Artists' House, the Weserburg is a hub for modern and contemporary art. Opening times: Every day except Monday: 11 am–6 pm, closed on public holidays, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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