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Ortrud Westheider has been Director of the Museum Barberini since 2016. The art historian wrote her doctoral thesis on Max Beckmann. From 2006 to 2016 she was Director of the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg, which is supported by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius. She began working at this newly founded exhibition institute in 2002 as curator. While there, she designed numerous shows, including the exhibition trilogy 150 Years of American Art: 1800–1950 (2007–2009). In addition, she curated the exhibitions Max Beckmann: People by the Sea (2003), Frida Kahlo (2006), New York Photography 1890–1950: From Stieglitz to Man Ray (2012), Rodchenko: A New World (2013), Mondrian: Color (2014), and Picasso: Window to the World (2016).