Heinrich Vogeler (1872-1942) was a painter, graphic artist, designer and architect, born in Bremen but, from 1894, an early member of the Worpswede artists' colony. His former home, the Barkenhoff in Worpswede, was so named for the number of birch trees that surrounded it. Vogeler lived here from 1895, later with his wife, Martha, in a circle that also included the painter Fritz Mackensen (1866-1953) and the writers Thomas Mann (1875-1955) and Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926).
The Barkenhoff was restored and re-displayed in 2004 and 2012 and now tells the story of Vogeler and the Worpswede colony through a multi-faceted exhibition. Visitors can see Vogeler's original studio and interiors and works of art from the permanent collection and elsewhere, alongside a programme of temporary exhibitions. Other buildings relating to the Worpswede colony are nearby, including the Grosse Kunstchau and Worpswede Kunsthalle, both displaying works of art from the colony, and Das Haus im Schluh, the building designed and constructed by Martha Vogeler.
Ostendorfer Straße 10
Summer 2017 (5 March - 5 November)
Daily, 10am - 6pm
Winter 2017 - Spring 2018 (6 November - 4 March 2018)
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