Ruth Baumgarte Art Award

The Ruth Baumgarte Art Award counts with 20.000 € to the highly endowed art awards in Germany. The task of the management of the foundation is to choose the awardee from a selected group of artists. Since the award is exceptionally catered to the jury, every single member of the jury nominates a candidate. Annually, the awardees are allowed to show their works in institutional exhibitions which are presented in renowned museums or art associations. Additionally to the exhibitions, a catalogue is published.

As an artist joining her colleagues, the donator Ruth Baumgarte was an enthusiastic promoter of contemporary artists during her lifetime. On the basis of her artistic self-conception as well as her lively interest, she was dealing with current global and socio-political questions. Nevertheless, she always remained true to her artistic values, using her inexhaustible creative power. Starting in 2014, the foundation annually awards an artist working figuratively in remembrance of Ruth Baumgarte’s life and œuvre.