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Edward Hopper: Sunday, 1926, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
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From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art

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Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini
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Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR

October 29, 2017 to February 4, 2018

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Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR

The Museum Barberini opens with works ranging from Claude Monet to Gustave Caillebotte.

Das Museum Barberini bietet in Kooperation mit dem Evangelischen Kirchenkreis Potsdam zur Ausstellung Von Hopper bis Rothko. Amerikas Weg in die Moderne ein Museumsgespräch zu dem Gemälde Sonntag, 1926 von Edward Hopper an. Nach einer kunsthistorischen Einführung (Dorothee Entrup) und einer theologischen Betrachtung (Simon Kuntze) des Gemäldes laden wir Sie gern ein, bei Brot und Wein im Foyer des Museums Aspekte der Ausstellung zu vertiefen und ins Gespräch zu kommen.

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Exhibition view "From Hopper to Rothko. America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Exhibition view "From Hopper to Rothko. America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

The Museum Barberini opens with works ranging from Claude Monet to Gustave Caillebotte.

Das Museum Barberini bietet in Kooperation mit dem Evangelischen Kirchenkreis Potsdam zur Ausstellung Von Hopper bis Rothko. Amerikas Weg in die Moderne ein Museumsgespräch zu dem Gemälde Sonntag, 1926 von Edward Hopper an. Nach einer kunsthistorischen Einführung (Dorothee Entrup) und einer theologischen Betrachtung (Simon Kuntze) des Gemäldes laden wir Sie gern ein, bei Brot und Wein im Foyer des Museums Aspekte der Ausstellung zu vertiefen und ins Gespräch zu kommen.

Exhibition view "From Hopper to Rothko. America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Exhibition view "From Hopper to Rothko. America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

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From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art
June 17 to October 3, 2017

From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art presents the development of North American painting in the first half of the 20th century. It illustrates three major themes – landscapes, portraits, and cityscapes – and follows the evolution of abstract painting during this time. The Museum Barberini presents rarely seen masterpieces from The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., one of the most important private collections in the United States.

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In the exhibition space "From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

In the exhibition space "From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

June 17 to October 3, 2017

From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art presents the development of North American painting in the first half of the 20th century. It illustrates three major themes – landscapes, portraits, and cityscapes – and follows the evolution of abstract painting during this time. The Museum Barberini presents rarely seen masterpieces from The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., one of the most important private collections in the United States.

In the exhibition space "From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

In the exhibition space "From Hopper to Rothko: America's Road to Modern Art", Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

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Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR
October 29, 2017 to February 4, 2018

In East Germany, art was subject to political policy. Numerous exhibitions in the past years have examined this ideological aspect of art. But what did artists see when they turned their critical gaze on their own self-image and their relationship to their state-mandated role? The exhibition Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR explores the various ways East German artists walked the fine line between their position as role models and their withdrawal from society, and between the collectivism prescribed by the state and their own creative individuality.

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Trak Wendisch: Tightrope Walker, 1984, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Photo: bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB / Jörg P. Anders, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Trak Wendisch: Tightrope Walker, 1984, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Photo: bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB / Jörg P. Anders, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

October 29, 2017 to February 4, 2018

In East Germany, art was subject to political policy. Numerous exhibitions in the past years have examined this ideological aspect of art. But what did artists see when they turned their critical gaze on their own self-image and their relationship to their state-mandated role? The exhibition Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR explores the various ways East German artists walked the fine line between their position as role models and their withdrawal from society, and between the collectivism prescribed by the state and their own creative individuality.

Trak Wendisch: Tightrope Walker, 1984, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Photo: bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB / Jörg P. Anders, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Trak Wendisch: Tightrope Walker, 1984, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Photo: bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB / Jörg P. Anders, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

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Between the exhibitions

Following the exhibition From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art, we will be installing the show Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR through Oct. 28, 2017.

Closing times from Oct. 4 to 6 and from Oct. 24 to 28, 2017
The Museum Barberini will be closed from Oct. 4 to 6, and from Oct. 24 to 28, 2017. During this time we will be taking down and installing the new exhibition.

Partial opening from Oct. 7 to 23, 2017
From Oct. 7 to 23, an exhibition gallery on the ground floor will be open showing New Positions in the USA and Mexico with works by Harold Joe Waldrum, Dan Namingha and Rufino Tamayo. The Barberini Café and Restaurant as well as the museum shop will remain open.

During this time, a discounted admission price of € 2 will be charged.

A public tour of The Museum Barberini: Architecture and Art will run every day at 11 a.m.

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Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Following the exhibition From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art, we will be installing the show Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR through Oct. 28, 2017.

Closing times from Oct. 4 to 6 and from Oct. 24 to 28, 2017
The Museum Barberini will be closed from Oct. 4 to 6, and from Oct. 24 to 28, 2017. During this time we will be taking down and installing the new exhibition.

Partial opening from Oct. 7 to 23, 2017
From Oct. 7 to 23, an exhibition gallery on the ground floor will be open showing New Positions in the USA and Mexico with works by Harold Joe Waldrum, Dan Namingha and Rufino Tamayo. The Barberini Café and Restaurant as well as the museum shop will remain open.

During this time, a discounted admission price of € 2 will be charged.

A public tour of The Museum Barberini: Architecture and Art will run every day at 11 a.m.

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

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Hasso Plattner, ©: Hasso Plattner Ventures

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Benefactor and patron Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Hasso Plattner on the Museum Barberini’s mission

“Encounter the original, share the passion.”

Benefactor and patron Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Hasso Plattner on the Museum Barberini’s mission

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