Gerhard Marcks House

Gerhard Marcks Haus

Storytime with: Arie Hartog

Dr. Arie Hartog, Director of the Gerhard Marcks House

WHY does the Gerhard Marcks House exhibit so little Marcks?

HERE’S WHY - Exactly 50 years ago, we were founded as a one-artist museum. The idea was to immerse visitors in the language of a single artist. Although this remains a good idea, we have replaced the one with the many. And as the world becomes more diverse, so will our program. There are always works by Gerhard Marcks on display – but also so much more besides. We’re interested in someone’s own artistic language that they’ve developed over the years, and that’s what we want to show.

WHY is there a bit of the University of Bremen in the Gerhard Marcks House?

HERE’S WHY - We collaborate in seminars with art scholars and teachers from the University of Bremen. We are kept up-to-date with what academic science is currently concerned, and we find out what moves the students. The latter is often underestimated, but it is in fact more important than the former if a museum wants to adapt to a changing society.