The Brücke-Museum is a collection-based research institution dedicated to the works of the expressionist group of artists called „Brücke". It is the only museum worldwide with this focus. The collection contains paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and handicraft works by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein and other members of the „Brücke“ and their friends.
The museum features changing thematic exhibitions with differing views of the collection that incorporate previously neglected narratives. As such, contemporary positions are also featured.
The foundation of the Brücke-Museum dates back to the initiative of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. The museum building, which was designed by the Berlin architect Werner Düttmann, is situated on the edge of the Grunewald Forest and opened in 1967. The harmonious interaction between nature, the collection, and the museum‘s architecture creates a very special atmosphere conducive to the experience of art.