Around 100 paintings, watercolours and graphics as well as archival documents and personal objects tell the fascinating story of two outstanding artists and cosmopolitans of the first half of the 20th century.
Hans Purrmann was a student of Franz von Stuck and a member of the "Berliner Secession". In Paris he was one of the founding members of the "Académie Matisse". He remained on friendly terms with his teacher Henri Matisse throughout his life. Mathilde Vollmoeller achieved her first successes in Berlin as a pupil of Sabine Lepsius and Leo von König. She reached the zenith of her career in Paris in numerous exhibitions and as a student of Henri Matisse. As a successful artist and fascinating female figure, she is considered a pioneer of emancipation at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Purrmann House is not only a museum, but is also involved in numerous exhibition cooperations and scientific projects as an archive and research centre. In addition to the permanent collection, the Purrmann-Haus presents changing cabinet exhibitions. A comprehensive museum educational programme for diverse groups of visitors, numerous events and much more make the museum a lively place of cultural exchange.