A Century of Museum Folkwang in Essen: Major Jubilee exhibitions on Impressionism and Expressionism in 2022

In 2022, Museum Folkwang in Essen will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of its foundation. What was once termed “the most beautiful museum in the world” is celebrating this special event in the form of two major exhibitions, the one on (Late) Impressionism, the other on Expressionism. Things will kick off with the exhibition Renoir, Monet, Gauguin – Images of a Floating World, which will come Under the patronage of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Renoir, Monet, Gauguin – Images of a Floating World
6 February 2022 – 15 May 2022

Expressionists at the Folkwang. Discovered – Defamed – Celebrated
20 August 2022 – 8 January 2023


Claude Monet
Sur le batteau (Jeune filles en barque), 1887
On the boat (Young Girls in Row Boat)
Oil on canvas, 145,5 x 133.5 cm
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Matsukata Collection

Franz Marc
Liegender Stier, 1913
Reclining Bull
Tempera on paper, 40 x 46 cm
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Photo: Jens Nober