Zentrum Paul Klee Bern Founded by Maurice E. and Martha Müller and the heirs of Paul Klee
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), Amorous couple, about 1908, 34.2 x 44.2 cm, Museum Wiesbaden, Dauerleihgabe des Vereins zur Förderung der bildenden Kunst in Wiesbaden, erworben aus der Privatsammlung Nachlass Hanna Bekker vom Rath -
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), Amorous couple, about 1908, 34.2 x 44.2 cm, Museum Wiesbaden, Dauerleihgabe des Vereins zur Förderung der bildenden Kunst in Wiesbaden, erworben aus der Privatsammlung Nachlass Hanna Bekker vom Rath
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Exhibitions 22/11/2013—23/02/2014

Between «Brücke» and «Blauer Reiter». Hanna Bekker vom Rath, a pioneer of modernism

As a courageous representative of the artists condemned as ‘degenerate’ under the Nazis, Hanna Bekker vom Rath helped to ensure that German Expressionism regained its international significance after the Second World War.

The gallery-owner, painter and patron Hanna Bekker vom Rath (1893-1983) was friends with important artists such as Ludwig Meidner, Alexej von Jawlensky, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Emy Roeder. She bought their works, invited the painters to her legendary Blue House in Hofheim near Wiesbaden and introduced them to collectors. During the Nazi era she organised secret exhibitions in her Berlin studio. Her initially spontaneous support for individual artists became a lasting mission. 

A reliable friend 
As the daughter of a well-to-do family, Hanna Bekker vom Rath discovered her love of art early on, took painting and drawing lessons and, through her husband Paul Bekker, also met many artists from the worlds of music, literature and theatre. On a number of occasions Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, one of the most important representatives of Expressionism and a founding member of the artists’ association Die Brücke, spent several weeks painting in Hofheim. After the end of the Second World War, in 1947 she founded the Frankfurt Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath. Her circle of artists and friends now included Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Willi Baumeister. As a successful operator of the Frankfurt Kunstkabinett, Hanna Bekker vom Rath sold work to many major museums and, in 1962-63, also travelled with exhibitions on behalf of the cultural department of the German Foreign Office. 

The flourishing of modern art in the second half of the century 
The collection of Hanna Bekker vom Rath reflects her interest in Expressionism as existentially moving art. She also had a special connection with Paul Klee. As early as 1923 she bought one of his works, Runner (hooker-boxer), 1920, 25 in the gallery, from Klee’s art dealer Hans Goltz in Munich. Probably via Ida Kerkovius, who took lessons with Klee, among others, at the Weimar Bauhaus, Bekker got to know the artist personally. She visited him in Dessau and, after his involuntary return to Switzerland, in Bern in the summer of 1935. 

The exhibition was developed in cooperation with Wiesbaden Museum and brings together the most important paintings from the legacy of the collector and gallery-owner Hanna Bekker vom Rath with works by such artists as Max Beckmann, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Alexej Jawlensky, Paul Klee, Kurt Schwitters, Alberto Giacometti, Käthe Kollwitz and Willi Baumeister.

Katalog zur Ausstellung: 
Hanna Bekker vom Rath, Zwischen Brücke und Blauem Reiter, Hg. Museum Wiesbaden, Texte von Roman Zieglgänsberger, Marion Bornscheuer, Vera Klewitz, Marian Stein-Steinfeld, 208 Seiten mit 155 farbigen und 24 s/w Abb., 19,5 x 25 cm, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag 
Preis: CHF 39,90
(ISBN 978-3-86832-162-3)

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Today 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 01.10 10:00 - 17:00 Su 02.10 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 04.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 05.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. I am a Painter Fr 19.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 20.02 10:00 - 17:00 Su 21.02 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 23.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 24.02 10:00 - 17:00 Chinese Whispers Recent Art from the Sigg und M+ Sigg Collections Today 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 01.10 10:00 - 17:00 Su 02.10 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 04.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 05.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Pictures in Motion We 13.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 14.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 15.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 16.01 10:00 - 17:00 Su 17.01 10:00 - 17:00 Klee Highlights (while remodeling the Collection Exhibition) Sa 17.10 10:00 - 17:00 Su 18.10 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 20.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 21.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 22.10 10:00 - 17:00 About Trees Fr 19.06 10:00 - 18:00 Sa 20.06 10:00 - 18:00 Su 21.06 10:00 - 18:00 Tu 23.06 10:00 - 18:00 We 24.06 10:00 - 18:00 Klee in Bern Fr 19.06 10:00 - 18:00 Sa 20.06 10:00 - 18:00 Su 21.06 10:00 - 18:00 Tu 23.06 10:00 - 18:00 We 24.06 10:00 - 18:00 Klee & Kandinsky Sa 14.02 10:00 - 17:00 Su 15.02 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 17.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 18.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 19.02 10:00 - 17:00 Klee in Bern Tu 10.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 11.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 12.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 13.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 14.02 10:00 - 17:00 Catherine Gfeller ZIG ZAG ZPK Fr 30.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 31.01 10:00 - 17:00 Su 01.02 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 03.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 04.02 10:00 - 17:00 Henry Moore Tu 21.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 22.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 23.10 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 24.10 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 25.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Special class – not for sale Fr 05.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 06.09 10:00 - 17:00 Su 07.09 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 09.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 10.09 10:00 - 17:00 ANTONY GORMLEY. EXPANSION FIELD Tu 01.07 10:00 - 17:00 We 02.07 10:00 - 17:00 Th 03.07 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 04.07 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 05.07 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Space Nature Architecture We 16.04 10:00 - 17:00 Th 17.04 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 18.04 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 19.04 10:00 - 17:00 Su 20.04 10:00 - 17:00 Taking a Line for a Walk Tu 11.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 12.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 13.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 14.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 15.03 10:00 - 17:00 The Journey to Tunisia. Klee, Macke, Moilliet Fr 22.11 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 23.11 10:00 - 17:00 Su 24.11 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 26.11 10:00 - 17:00 We 27.11 10:00 - 17:00 Between «Brücke» and «Blauer Reiter». Hanna Bekker vom Rath, a pioneer of modernism Tu 15.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 16.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 17.10 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 18.10 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 19.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee – Life and Work Tu 20.08 10:00 - 17:00 We 21.08 10:00 - 17:00 Th 22.08 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 23.08 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 24.08 10:00 - 17:00 Olaf Breuning — The Grid Fr 07.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 08.06 10:00 - 17:00 Su 09.06 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 11.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 12.06 10:00 - 17:00 Satire - Irony - Grotesque. Daumier, Ensor, Feininger, Klee, Kubin Th 23.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 24.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 25.05 10:00 - 17:00 Su 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Preciosities and Rarities by Paul Klee Tu 29.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 30.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 31.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 01.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 02.02 10:00 - 17:00 Klee and Jawlensky - An Artist’s Friendship Sa 19.01 10:00 - 17:00 Su 20.01 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 22.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 23.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 24.01 10:00 - 17:00 From Japonism to Zen. Paul Klee and the Far East Tu 31.07 10:00 - 17:00 We 01.08 10:00 - 17:00 Th 02.08 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 03.08 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 04.08 10:00 - 17:00 Master Klee! Teacher at the Bauhaus Mo 28.05 08:00 - 20:00 Tu 29.05 08:00 - 20:00 We 30.05 08:00 - 20:00 Th 31.05 08:00 - 20:00 Fr 01.06 08:00 - 20:00 Die Alpen aus der Vogelperspektive Open-Air Fotoausstellung Tu 22.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 23.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 24.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 25.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 Higher beings - Sigmar Polke and Paul Klee Tu 06.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 07.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 08.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 09.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 10.03 10:00 - 17:00 Uncanny. Witches, phantoms and demons in Paul Klee Tu 24.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 25.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 26.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 27.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 28.01 10:00 - 17:00 Bürgi Archive Donation Tu 20.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 21.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 22.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 23.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 24.09 10:00 - 17:00 Eiapopeia. The child within Klee Tu 24.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 25.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 27.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Klee and Cobra. A child’s play Tu 08.03 01:00 - 01:00 We 09.03 01:00 - 01:00 Th 10.03 01:00 - 01:00 Fr 11.03 01:00 - 01:00 Sa 12.03 01:00 - 01:00 Paul Klee. hilarious Collection 2011 Tu 25.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 26.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 27.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 28.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 29.01 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee - Franz Marc. Dialog in Pictures Tu 12.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 13.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 14.10 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 15.10 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 16.10 10:00 - 17:00 Lust and Vice. The 7 Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman. Tu 07.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 08.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 09.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 10.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 11.09 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Line, Form and Colour Tu 01.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 02.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 03.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 04.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 05.06 10:00 - 17:00 Klee meets Picasso Tu 09.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 10.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 11.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 12.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 13.03 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Rare Fruits Tu 15.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 16.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 17.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 18.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 19.09 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Life, Work and Responses Tu 25.08 10:00 - 17:00 We 26.08 10:00 - 17:00 Th 27.08 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 28.08 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 29.08 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee’s Graphic Work. Eberhard W. Kornfeld’s Passion Tu 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 27.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 29.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 30.05 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Carpet of Memory Tu 24.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 25.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 26.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 27.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 28.02 10:00 - 17:00 Dream and Reality. Contemporary Art from the Near East Tu 03.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 04.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 05.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 06.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 07.02 10:00 - 17:00 In Search of the Orient. From Bellini to Klee Tu 04.11 10:00 - 17:00 We 05.11 10:00 - 17:00 Th 06.11 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 07.11 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 08.11 10:00 - 17:00 A Collector’s Eye on Paul Klee Tu 09.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 10.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 11.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 12.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 13.09 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Movement in the Workshop Tu 27.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 29.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 30.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 31.05 10:00 - 17:00 Lost Paradise. The Angel’s Gaze Tu 13.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 14.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 15.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 16.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 17.05 10:00 - 17:00 In Paul Klee’s Enchanted Garden Tu 13.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 14.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 15.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 16.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 17.05 10:00 - 17:00 East of Eden. A Garden Show Tu 22.01 - We 23.01 - Th 24.01 - Fr 25.01 - Sa 26.01 - Genesis. The Art of Creation Tu 26.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 27.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 28.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 29.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 30.06 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Theatre here, there and everywhere Tu 12.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 13.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 14.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 15.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 16.06 10:00 - 17:00 Collection presentation Ad Parnassum Tu 13.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 14.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 15.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 16.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 17.02 10:00 - 17:00 Oscar Wiggli. Körper – Raum – Klang Tu 30.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 31.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 01.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 02.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 03.02 10:00 - 17:00 Rémy Zaugg. My neighbour Death and perception Tu 05.09 - We 06.09 - Th 07.09 - Fr 08.09 - Sa 09.09 - Paul Klee. Melody and Rhythm Tu 27.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 28.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 29.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 30.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 01.07 10:00 - 17:00 Upsetting the Balance Contemporary Art at the Zentrum Paul Klee Tu 28.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 29.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 30.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 31.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 01.04 10:00 - 17:00 Max Beckmann. Dream of Life Tu 01.11 10:00 - 17:00 We 02.11 10:00 - 17:00 Th 03.11 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 04.11 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 05.11 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee and his illness Tu 21.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 22.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 23.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 24.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 25.06 10:00 - 17:00 Opening exhibition Kein Tag ohne Linie
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