Since the establishment of the Ruth Baumgarte Art Foundation, numerous exhibitions on the work of Ruth Baumgarte have been initiated, including at the Städtische Kunstsammlungen Salzgitter, the Ludwig Museum Koblenz, the Marble Palace of the Ludwig Museum in the State Russian Museum St. Petersburg, the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig.
The Museum of Art and Cultural History Dortmund hosted the first retrospective, which presented the most important phases of work under one roof for the first time in 2020. The curator was the art historian Dr. Eckhart J. Gillen.
The Albertina in Vienna presented the artist's Africa cycle with great success, to which over 200,000 visitors flocked. The curator was Angela Stief of the Albertina Modern.