Museum Haus Dix
The home in Hemmenhofen, on Lake Constance, bought by Otto Dix (1891-1969) and his family in 1936.
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Otto Dix was a major representative of New Objectivity during the Weimar Republic, though his art also incorporated German Expressionist and Dada elements. He bought this house on Lake Constance in 1936, shortly after the Nazis dismissed him from his professorship at the Dresden Academy. He spent the rest of his life here with his wife Martha and their three children, and was drawn into painting landscapes depicting his surroundings. He continued to work until his death in 1969, including on the house itself: in 2012, restoration work on the Museum Haus Dix uncovered six previously unseen murals he painted in the cellar-library.
The house opened to the public as a museum in 2010, and in 2013 was placed in the care of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. It displays original furniture and, on the second floor, a selection of Dix's paintings. Where the original furnishings are not available, virtual reconstructions provide an impression of the space, and reproductions on the walls likewise refer to the paintings that once hung there, now preserved in museums scattered around the world.