• Exhibition: The Blue Land and the Noise of the City – The Braglia Collection in the Franz Marc Museum, Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, 30 April – 3 October 2017.
    Artworks: Paula Modersohn Becker, on the right are two permanent loans from the ahlers collection


The Ahlers Pro Arte Foundation works with prominent museums in order to make the ahlers collection accessible to the public in the context of significant museum collections: objects relating to the art of German expressionism are on show at the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See, an institution with which the Ahlers Pro Arte Foundation has been working for many years. In addition, the Sprengel Museum Hanover is also a trusted cooperation partner. The foundation has permanently loaned its comprehensive selection of post-1945 art to the Sprengel Museum for the purposes of research and exhibitions.

These two significant partnerships are complemented by others, for example with the Otto Modersohn Museum in Fischerhude, which permanently houses works by Paula Modersohn Becker from the ahlers collection, and with the Max-Beckmann-Gesellschaft in Munich, which received a permanent loan of a rare collection of Max Beckmann’s poetry.

In addition, the foundation has always supported exhibition projects at home and abroad by loaning works of art.


It is only with the assistance of private and institutional loans that substantial, academically ambitious exhibition projects can be brought to fruition. This is why it always been important to the Ahlers Pro Arte Foundation, since its founding, to develop partnerships with individual museums and art institutions, as well as to support exhibitions both at home and abroad by loaning artworks.

The following non-exhaustive list details institutions with which the foundation has worked in recent years:

  • Fondation Beyeler, Basel
  • Tinguely Museum, Basel
  • Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • Guggenheim Bilbao
  • BOZAR, Brussels
  • Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main
  • Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
  • Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg
  • Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek (DK)
  • ZKM, Karlsruhe
  • Pushkin Museum, Moscow
  • Neue Galerie New York
  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  • Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

A variety of loans are currently being organised. This year, works from the ahlers collection are being showcased at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the Ludwig Forum Aachen and at the Museum Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde in Stockholm, among others.

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