The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck contains a collection which has been growing continuously since 1987 and which contains important works of national and international contemporary art. The origins of the collection go back to the time of the Künstlerbahnhof Rolandseck in the 1960s. It includes over 1,000 exhibits and brings together, amongst others, artists like Francis Picabia, Hans Richter, K. O. Goetz, Dieter Roth, Günther Uecker, Ulrich Erben, Michael Buthe, Jonathan Meese, Thomas Rentmeister and Georg Herold. In addition there are also the outdoor sculptures in the Remagen Riverside Sculpture Park and the in-situ works in the museum.
The central leitmotif in the assembly of the collection is the purchase of works from the exhibitions in the museum, whenever finances permit. In this the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck provides us with essential support. There are also gifts by artists and people with particularly close links with the museum. We are grateful to them for extensive donations and generous permanent loans. Also represented in the collection are artists who as a result of their formal language can be seen as the artistic heirs of our two patrons.
The interaction between the contemporary collection and the extensive Arp Collection permits a creative and varied curatorial approach. Thi means that you will be able to discover fascinating dialogue situations in the exhibitions: here the artistic relevance of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp and their influence on the following generations of artists can be clearly seen.