Exhibition poster published by Museum Ritter in Germany.
Museum Ritter was founded for the wide-ranging art collection that has been amassed by Marli Hoppe-Ritter, the co-owner of the RITTER SPORT company. The museum opened its doors to the public in September 2005. The theme of the collection is the square in recent and contemporary art, while the goal of the museum is to exhibit the collection and bring it to the public eye. This venture is supported by the Marli Hoppe-Ritter-Stiftung zur Förderung der Kunst, which means Museum Ritter can operate quite independently of public financing.
As a private institution, Museum Ritter is devoted to the presentation and promotion of chiefly geometrical abstract art. Works from the holdings of the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection are shown in temporary exhibitions held at regular intervals. In addition, three to four themed exhibitions are put on each year, focusing on particular aspects of the collection. The goal of all this is to show the historical developments in the field of geometrical abstraction, while also presenting important international practitioners of this persuasion. Furthermore, solo exhibitions are also dedicated to individual artists in the collection. The significance of the geometric approach to contemporary art has also been documented in recent art projects.