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October 2006

Worpswede: The First Painters in the Devil's Moor

Once a tiny village in the middle of the Devil's Moor near Bremen, the artists' colony Worpswede was home to many significant turn-of-the-20th-century German artists. First founded as center for artists in 1889, it became famous throughout Europe after Rilke published a monograph on the site in 1903. Such artists as Paula Modersohn-Becker, Heinrich Vogeler and Fritz Overbeck once lived in the tiny village, and today, around 130 artists call the town home. From October 27 until February 4, 2007, the Gemaeldegalerie in Dachau will showcase a representative selection of paintings from the early generations of Worpswede artists, in an exhibition called "Worpswede: The First Painters in Devil's Moor." The gallery is located at Konrad-Adenauersr. 3 in Dachau, and is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am-5 pm; and Saturday, Sunday and holidays 1 pm-5 pm. Entry costs € 3.50. For detailed directions and more information, see the Dachau Museums website.

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