The museum has a permanent exhibition of works by the Worpswede artists Fritz and Hermine Overbeck, as well as special temporary exhibitions.
The Overbeck Museum in Bremen is devoted to one of the founding fathers of the Worpswede artists' colony: the painter Fritz Overbeck (1869-1909). Occupying an old warehouse in Vegesack, it looks after the legacy of Fritz Overbeck as well as that of his wife and fellow artist, Hermine Overbeck-Rohte (1869-1937). A rolling selection of works by both artists is on display throughout the year. The Overbeck Museum also presents temporary special exhibitions on related themes, such as landscape painting or art from Worpswede, and serves as a forum for contemporary artists. Guided tours, talks and art trips are also feature in the calendar of events.
Since 2018, the museum has been offering multimedia guides that provide extensive information on the husband and wife artists Fritz and Hermine Overbeck and on selected examples of their work. You can either download the texts and audio to your smartphone or borrow a device from the museum. The user-friendly devices also enable adults, teenagers and even children to record voice messages of their personal impressions of the artwork.
The Overbeck Museum is also taking steps to makes its material more accessible to everyone. For people with cognitive difficulties or those learning German, for example, it offers a free leaflet that provides information about the artists and the museum using simple, easy-to-understand sentences.