Monopol reports that Lisa Marei Schmidt has been named the new director of the Brücke Museum in Berlin. On October 1, she will succeed Magdalena Moeller, who has been at the institution for almost thirty years. Schmidt most recently served as a curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof, where she organized the Carl Andre exhibition “Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010,” last May. Schmidt studied art history and modern German literature in Marburg, Amsterdam, and Berlin, before graduating from the Royal College of Art in London. She then worked at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Museum Folkwang.
The Brücke Museum, located in the Dahlem area of Berlin, specializes in works by the artist group Die Brücke, founded in 1905 in Dresden by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. The museum will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on September 15.