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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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Program Relating to the Exhibition

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Wolfgang Mattheuer: The Gray Window, 1969, Museum Barberini, © VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, 2016
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Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR

October 28, 2017 to February 4, 2018

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Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR

Films Relating to the Exhibition
From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art

Movies played an important role in the development of modern America. In 1927, over 20,000 movie theaters existed in the USA. Our modern image of cities is marked by paintings by Edward Hopper who was influenced by film, and whose images in return had an effect on filmmakers. In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam we will be showing a series of movies that highlight this relationship between the aesthetics and motifs of both visual media.

Visitors to the Museum Barberini or these showings will receive a discount on admission to the other museum upon presentation of their ticket.

Location: Filmmuseum Potsdam

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Edward Hopper: Approaching the City, 1946, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Edward Hopper: Approaching the City, 1946, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art

Movies played an important role in the development of modern America. In 1927, over 20,000 movie theaters existed in the USA. Our modern image of cities is marked by paintings by Edward Hopper who was influenced by film, and whose images in return had an effect on filmmakers. In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam we will be showing a series of movies that highlight this relationship between the aesthetics and motifs of both visual media.

Visitors to the Museum Barberini or these showings will receive a discount on admission to the other museum upon presentation of their ticket.

Location: Filmmuseum Potsdam

Edward Hopper: Approaching the City, 1946, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Edward Hopper: Approaching the City, 1946, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

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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

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 28, 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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Wolfgang Mattheuer: The Gray Window, 1969, Museum Barberini, © VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, 2016

Wolfgang Mattheuer: The Gray Window, 1969, Museum Barberini, © VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, 2016

October 28, 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.

Wolfgang Mattheuer: The Gray Window, 1969, Museum Barberini, © VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, 2016

Wolfgang Mattheuer: The Gray Window, 1969, Museum Barberini, © VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, 2016

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Hasso Plattner, ©: Hasso Plattner Ventures

Hasso Plattner, ©: Hasso Plattner Ventures

Hasso Plattner

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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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