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We focus on interaction and a love of art. The museum offers public tours every day. Workshops for adults and children enrich the program. A program of events also runs parallel to the exhibitions.

21. May
15:00
The Museum Barberini: Art and Architecture
The Museum Barberini offers public tours of the current exhibition every day, except Tuesday, at 11 a.m., 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Thursday evenings at 5 p.m.

Events

Event
Beckmann in the Morning
Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9–10 a.m.

Yoga and meditation at the Museum Barberini

With Anna Rischke, yoga instructor, Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Special opening hours on Sunday morning for early birds. Come for an hour of yoga with yoga instructor Anna Rischke. Afterward, you can visit the exhibition. As an alternative, those interested in independent meditation in any style can let the power of Max Beckmann’s original paintings do their magic.

€ 8 / reduced € 6

Auditorium

If the weather is nice we will meet in the courtyard. Please bring your own yoga mat.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Tickets

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9–10 a.m.

Guided tour of the exhibition Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR at the Museum Barberini followed by a talk by Dr. Jutta Götzmann: Harald Metzkes – I Create Myself

Yoga and meditation at the Museum Barberini

With Anna Rischke, yoga instructor, Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Special opening hours on Sunday morning for early birds. Come for an hour of yoga with yoga instructor Anna Rischke. Afterward, you can visit the exhibition. As an alternative, those interested in independent meditation in any style can let the power of Max Beckmann’s original paintings do their magic.

€ 8 / reduced € 6

Auditorium

If the weather is nice we will meet in the courtyard. Please bring your own yoga mat.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Tickets

Talk
The World as a Stage
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

Come with us on an inspiring and exciting trip through the pictorial worlds of the exhibition, and solve puzzles, recognize sound bites, and put your general knowledge to the test in teams. Teams of up to six players compete for fantastic prizes and the unofficial title of Barberini Quiz Champion. If you don’t have a team, we’ll help you find one, and even if you don’t know anything about art, you still have an excellent chance of winning during this evening of entertainment. Tom Zimmermann and Darren Grundorf are the uncrowned kings of the pub quiz, able to reveal your secret fount of knowledge and get your brain cells working in overdrive.

Panel discussion with ZDF Aspekte host Jo Schück and VIP guests

Like no other painter, Beckmann was able to modernize the Baroque tradition of world theater – the idea that life is the reflection of divine events – for modern times. The exhibition gains currency when applied to the showmanship seen in today in politics and the media. Are we experiencing tragedy, comedy, or satire? Jo Schück, host of ZDF’s cultural journal Aspekte, invites VIP guests to a panel discussion at the Museum Barberini. His subject is “The World as a Stage”.

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Tickets

Come with us on an inspiring and exciting trip through the pictorial worlds of the exhibition, and solve puzzles, recognize sound bites, and put your general knowledge to the test in teams. Teams of up to six players compete for fantastic prizes and the unofficial title of Barberini Quiz Champion. If you don’t have a team, we’ll help you find one, and even if you don’t know anything about art, you still have an excellent chance of winning during this evening of entertainment. Tom Zimmermann and Darren Grundorf are the uncrowned kings of the pub quiz, able to reveal your secret fount of knowledge and get your brain cells working in overdrive.

Come with us on an inspiring and exciting trip through the pictorial worlds of the exhibition, and solve puzzles, recognize sound bites, and put your general knowledge to the test in teams. Teams of up to six players compete for fantastic prizes and the unofficial title of Barberini Quiz Champion. If you don’t have a team, we’ll help you find one, and even if you don’t know anything about art, you still have an excellent chance of winning during this evening of entertainment. Tom Zimmermann and Darren Grundorf are the uncrowned kings of the pub quiz, able to reveal your secret fount of knowledge and get your brain cells working in overdrive.

Panel discussion with ZDF Aspekte host Jo Schück and VIP guests

Like no other painter, Beckmann was able to modernize the Baroque tradition of world theater – the idea that life is the reflection of divine events – for modern times. The exhibition gains currency when applied to the showmanship seen in today in politics and the media. Are we experiencing tragedy, comedy, or satire? Jo Schück, host of ZDF’s cultural journal Aspekte, invites VIP guests to a panel discussion at the Museum Barberini. His subject is “The World as a Stage”.

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Tickets

walk through the exhibition
Klaus Fußmann. People and Landscapes. Tour of the exhibition with the artist and Dr. Ortrud Westheider
Thursday May 31st 2018

Klaus Fußmann has been exploring people and spaces in his work since the 1970s. At first it was solitary figures that he drew in the plain interior of his studio; however, he soon began showing these figures backlit by his window. Their isolation makes them appear both monumental and as fragile as apparitions. In addition to reuniting the artist with some of his major works, this thematic retrospective in celebration of the painter’s 80th birthday invites viewers to take a new look at his work.

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Tickets

Thursday May 31st 2018

Klaus Fußmann has been exploring people and spaces in his work since the 1970s. At first it was solitary figures that he drew in the plain interior of his studio; however, he soon began showing these figures backlit by his window. Their isolation makes them appear both monumental and as fragile as apparitions. In addition to reuniting the artist with some of his major works, this thematic retrospective in celebration of the painter’s 80th birthday invites viewers to take a new look at his work.

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Tickets

Symposium
Symposium zur Ausstellung Picasso. Das späte Werk
Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2018

Mit PH.D Cécile Godefroy, Prof. Michael C. FitzGerald, Prof. Dr. Markus Müller, Bernardo Laniado-Romero

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) gilt als Erneuerer der Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert. In Malerei, Skulptur, Graphik und Keramik hat er neue Maßstäbe gesetzt. Weniger bekannt ist sein Schaffen aus den zwei letzten Jahrzehnten seines Lebens, als Picasso von seiner Frau Jacqueline mehr Bildnisse schuf als je zuvor von einem anderen Modell. Die Ausstellung Picasso. Das späte Werk zeigt, wie Picasso auch in seinen letzten Schaffensjahren innovativ blieb.

€ 10 / ermäßigt € 8 / freier Eintritt für Studierende

Auditorium

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Museum Barberini at Night, photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini at Night, photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2018

Mit PH.D Cécile Godefroy, Prof. Michael C. FitzGerald, Prof. Dr. Markus Müller, Bernardo Laniado-Romero

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) gilt als Erneuerer der Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert. In Malerei, Skulptur, Graphik und Keramik hat er neue Maßstäbe gesetzt. Weniger bekannt ist sein Schaffen aus den zwei letzten Jahrzehnten seines Lebens, als Picasso von seiner Frau Jacqueline mehr Bildnisse schuf als je zuvor von einem anderen Modell. Die Ausstellung Picasso. Das späte Werk zeigt, wie Picasso auch in seinen letzten Schaffensjahren innovativ blieb.

€ 10 / ermäßigt € 8 / freier Eintritt für Studierende

Auditorium

Museum Barberini at Night, photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini at Night, photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Tickets

Movie
Apaches of Paris - Silent film with live music
Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

With Peter Gotthardt on piano

In the first decade of the twentieth century the Apache dance was very popular. The wild performances by members of the Paris nether world can be found in both the cinema and in Max Beckmann’s paintings.

D: Nikolai Malikoff, with Ruth Weyher, Jaque Catelain, Nikolai Malikoff, D/F 1927, 112 min.

Supporting film: The Apache Dance (unidentified film fragment, 3 min.)

All films will be shown at the Filmmuseum Potsdam:

Breite Str. 1a/Marstall, 14467 Potsdam

Ticket reservations:

T +49 331 27181-12 or ticket@filmmuseum-potsdam.de

Each € 6 / reduced € 5

Please note: This film series is held in cooperation with the Museum Barberini and the Filmmuseum Potsdam. Visitors who present a ticket to the Museum Barberini at these screenings will receive a discount on admission. In the same way, film ticket-holders will also receive a discount at the Museum Barberini.

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Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

With Peter Gotthardt on piano

In the first decade of the twentieth century the Apache dance was very popular. The wild performances by members of the Paris nether world can be found in both the cinema and in Max Beckmann’s paintings.

D: Nikolai Malikoff, with Ruth Weyher, Jaque Catelain, Nikolai Malikoff, D/F 1927, 112 min.

Supporting film: The Apache Dance (unidentified film fragment, 3 min.)

All films will be shown at the Filmmuseum Potsdam:

Breite Str. 1a/Marstall, 14467 Potsdam

Ticket reservations:

T +49 331 27181-12 or ticket@filmmuseum-potsdam.de

Each € 6 / reduced € 5

Please note: This film series is held in cooperation with the Museum Barberini and the Filmmuseum Potsdam. Visitors who present a ticket to the Museum Barberini at these screenings will receive a discount on admission. In the same way, film ticket-holders will also receive a discount at the Museum Barberini.

Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

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16. Juni 2018, 18 Uhr

Reading and Discussion

New German Homeland Literature
Is there such as thing? And why?
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 6 p.m.

In the latest news, the Federal Republic of Germany is to have a Homeland Minister. Politicians are now to concern themselves with the German homeland.
In Ernst Bloch’s The Principle of Hope the homeland is a state of utopia which human beings have achieved after overcoming estragement and bondage. It is not the object of nostalgic, sentimental contemplation of memories but something that lies in the future and must be achieved.

Mariana Leky (b. 1973) and Dörte Hansen (b. 1964) bring together both in their bestselling novels: They each evoke a diverse community with a house at its center in which drama and passion play out under the roof. The stories end in departure. Sentimental regional literature becomes world literature.

Tickets

16. Juni 2018, 18 Uhr

Reading and Discussion

New German Homeland Literature
Is there such as thing? And why?
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 6 p.m.

In the latest news, the Federal Republic of Germany is to have a Homeland Minister. Politicians are now to concern themselves with the German homeland.
In Ernst Bloch’s The Principle of Hope the homeland is a state of utopia which human beings have achieved after overcoming estragement and bondage. It is not the object of nostalgic, sentimental contemplation of memories but something that lies in the future and must be achieved.

Mariana Leky (b. 1973) and Dörte Hansen (b. 1964) bring together both in their bestselling novels: They each evoke a diverse community with a house at its center in which drama and passion play out under the roof. The stories end in departure. Sentimental regional literature becomes world literature.

Tickets

Between the exhibitions

For groups
art and architecture
Presentation between exhibitions

The Barberini Palace has had an eventful history. Built by Frederick the Great in the eighteenth century and modeled on the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, it shaped the center of Potsdam until its destruction in the Second World War. A tour provides information on the history of the palace’s construction, its various uses as a residence, civil registry office, youth hostel, and dance school, as well as its reconstruction as an art museum.

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Presentation between exhibitions

The Barberini Palace has had an eventful history. Built by Frederick the Great in the eighteenth century and modeled on the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, it shaped the center of Potsdam until its destruction in the Second World War. A tour provides information on the history of the palace’s construction, its various uses as a residence, civil registry office, youth hostel, and dance school, as well as its reconstruction as an art museum.

more informations

Public Tour
Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel
Führungen in der Interimszeit

Numerous avant-garde art movements emerged in Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century. During the Third Reich, artist groups and schools such as Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter, and Bauhaus were ostracized, but in spite this they shaped the development of art throughout the twentieth century. This tour provides an overview of the exhibit and uses selected works to illustrate artistic developments from this period through the 1950s.

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

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

Führungen in der Interimszeit

Numerous avant-garde art movements emerged in Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century. During the Third Reich, artist groups and schools such as Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter, and Bauhaus were ostracized, but in spite this they shaped the development of art throughout the twentieth century. This tour provides an overview of the exhibit and uses selected works to illustrate artistic developments from this period through the 1950s.

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

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

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For schools
tours for schools between the exhibitions
Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel

During a tour of the exhibition, we will discover several artists who worked in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. These artists had a major impact on the subsequent development of art. We will explore how these artists painted, what techniques they used, and why they painted the way they did.

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Emil Nolde: Irises, 1907, private collection

Emil Nolde: Irises, 1907, private collection

Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel

During a tour of the exhibition, we will discover several artists who worked in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. These artists had a major impact on the subsequent development of art. We will explore how these artists painted, what techniques they used, and why they painted the way they did.

Emil Nolde: Irises, 1907, private collection

Emil Nolde: Irises, 1907, private collection

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Workshops
On the trail of modern art
From Expressionism to Art Informel. Workshops for schools

Original works in the exhibition are used to illustrate the various artistic movements that originated in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. During the tour, we will examine and compare the impact of different painting styles and techniques.

In the hands-on studio workshop that follows the tour we will reproduce themes and techniques used in the original works to create our own pieces.

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Wassily Kandinsky  (1866–1944), Murnau, Landscape with Green House, 1909, Oil on card board, 70 x 96 cm, Private Collection, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAPG, Paris

Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), Murnau, Landscape with Green House, 1909, Oil on card board, 70 x 96 cm, Private Collection, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAPG, Paris

From Expressionism to Art Informel. Workshops for schools

Original works in the exhibition are used to illustrate the various artistic movements that originated in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. During the tour, we will examine and compare the impact of different painting styles and techniques.

In the hands-on studio workshop that follows the tour we will reproduce themes and techniques used in the original works to create our own pieces.

Wassily Kandinsky  (1866–1944), Murnau, Landscape with Green House, 1909, Oil on card board, 70 x 96 cm, Private Collection, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAPG, Paris

Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), Murnau, Landscape with Green House, 1909, Oil on card board, 70 x 96 cm, Private Collection, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAPG, Paris

more informations