The Overbeck Museum shows a varying selection from works of the artist couple Fritz and Hermine Overbeck. Furthermore, the exhibition space in the Altes Packhaus Vegesack also treats similar topics, e.g. with a landscapes or Worpswede focus. Regular guided tours, art trips, lectures and readings support this programme.
Fritz Overbeck belonged to the five founders of the artist's colony in Worpswede. Together with Fritz Mackensen, Otto Modersohn, Heinrich Vogeler and Hans am Ende, Overbeck made the artist's village at the Weyerberg lastingly famous. Since their greatly successful exhibition at the Munich Glaspalast, which brought the group international renown, the members of the Worpswede association ranked among the best-known painters in Germany; from then on, the colony in the Teufelsmoor became the epitome of naturalistic landscape painting. In 1905, Fritz Overbeck left Worpswede to settle down in „Bröcken bei Vegesack“ with his family.
Fritz Overbeck and his wife, painter Hermine Overbeck-Rohte (1869-1937) have been assigned a special exhibition space at the Altes Packhaus Vegesack since 1990: the Overbeck Museum.