The updated permanent collection presents the highlights from the museum’s Bergen School collection, in combination with remarkable works on loan from museum collections and private ones.
The very first expressionist artist movement in The Netherlands emerged around 1910 in Bergen. Artists from the Bergen School used saturated colours and high contrasts to put their landscapes, portraits and still lives on canvas, energetic and with firm brushstrokes.
De oeuvres of artists like Else Berg, Mommie Schwarz, Leo Gestel, Dirk Filarski, Gerrit Willem van Blaaderen, Arnout Colnot and Piet and Matthieu Wiegman are enlarged on. In addition, landscapes and still lives from the period preceding the Bergen School are presented.