Events

The entire museum is handicap accessible. The Barberini Museum offers special guided tours for people with disabilities.

Holidays on Art
Workshop for kids ages 8 to 13

How did artists draw and paint? What techniques did they use? Why are there so many different pictures? What is a style? During a tour of the museum, we will encounter many original works of art. We will examine and compare different art styles and techniques and explore the effects they have on us. In the following hands-on workshop, we will use the paintings we saw to inspire us to create our own works of art.

Wednesday, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Entrance Hall
€ 10 incl. material

Tickets

Workshop for kids ages 8 to 13

How did artists draw and paint? What techniques did they use? Why are there so many different pictures? What is a style? During a tour of the museum, we will encounter many original works of art. We will examine and compare different art styles and techniques and explore the effects they have on us. In the following hands-on workshop, we will use the paintings we saw to inspire us to create our own works of art.

Wednesday, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Entrance Hall
€ 10 incl. material

Tickets

Lay It On Thick: Look at Paintings and Create Your Own
Holiday Workshop for Kids from 8 to 13

On two consecutive days we will look at paintings in the Museum Barberini and the Neues Palais. During the tour, we will examine the works of art and explore the motifs, techniques, and the media the artists used. We will use this as our inspiration to create our own works in the studio.

Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Museum Barberini, studio

Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Visitor Center, Neues Palais, Potsdam

€ 16 for both dates, incl. material
Please note: Both days must be booked together

In cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

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Holiday Workshop for Kids from 8 to 13

On two consecutive days we will look at paintings in the Museum Barberini and the Neues Palais. During the tour, we will examine the works of art and explore the motifs, techniques, and the media the artists used. We will use this as our inspiration to create our own works in the studio.

Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Museum Barberini, studio

Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Visitor Center, Neues Palais, Potsdam

€ 16 for both dates, incl. material
Please note: Both days must be booked together

In cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

Tickets

Barock x 2
Guided tour of the Museum Barberini and the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park

With the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park, Frederick II created the first eighteenth-century museum building north of the Alps. He dedicated one half of his picture gallery to baroque paintings from Italy to present himself as a great connoisseur and learned collector of important artworks. The tour starts at the Museum Barberini and continues in the Picture Gallery. The combined visit of the museum and the Picture Gallery provides a fascinating insight into the birth of baroque painting in Italy and its influence on European collections of the eighteenth century.

Sunday, July 28, August 25, September 29
1 p.m. (60 min.)

Museum Barberini, Potsdam
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)
Tickets are only available at the ticket desk in the Museum Barberini.

3 p.m. (60 min.)
Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park
€ 6 / concessions € 4.50
Tickets available from the ticket desk.

The guide will meet you in the foyer.

Visitors are kindly requested to make their own way from the Museum Barberini to the Picture Gallery.
In cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg.

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Guided tour of the Museum Barberini and the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park

With the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park, Frederick II created the first eighteenth-century museum building north of the Alps. He dedicated one half of his picture gallery to baroque paintings from Italy to present himself as a great connoisseur and learned collector of important artworks. The tour starts at the Museum Barberini and continues in the Picture Gallery. The combined visit of the museum and the Picture Gallery provides a fascinating insight into the birth of baroque painting in Italy and its influence on European collections of the eighteenth century.

Sunday, July 28, August 25, September 29
1 p.m. (60 min.)

Museum Barberini, Potsdam
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)
Tickets are only available at the ticket desk in the Museum Barberini.

3 p.m. (60 min.)
Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park
€ 6 / concessions € 4.50
Tickets available from the ticket desk.

The guide will meet you in the foyer.

Visitors are kindly requested to make their own way from the Museum Barberini to the Picture Gallery.
In cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg.

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Long Thursday!

Open-Air Cinema at the Museum Barberini!
Long Thursday!

Every first Thursday of the month is Long Thursday! All exhibition rooms and the Café & Restaurant Barberini are open until 9 p.m., and there are special events such as short tours. Tour the current exhibition with a curator or watch a movie in our new open-air cinema in the courtyard. Then complete your visit to the exhibition on an Italian note: Relax with an aperitif in the museum garden and enjoy the view of the Alte Fahrt of the Havel River.

Curator-led Tour

Thursday
August 1, September 5, October 3,
7 p.m.

Foyer
8 € (excluding entry ticket)

Early booking is recommended


Short tours

7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m.
Foyer
No booking required.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley
D: Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, US 1999, English with German subtitles,
139 Min.

Tom Ripley, a poor orphan, dreams of a life in high society and risks everything for it. Set in Italy in the 1950, this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel features picturesque views of Ischia, Rome, Naples, and Venice.
Open-Air Cinema

Thursday
August 1, 9 p.m.

Courtyard

Free admission for museum visitors. First come, first served.

In cooperation with Nomadenkino, Berlin

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Spur der Steine Trace of Stones
D: Frank Beyer, starring Manfred Krug, Krystyna Styputkowska, Eberhard Esche, GDR 1966, German
138 Min.

Manfred Krug plays a tough, savvy carpenter and construction foreman who wants to help build the GDR but constantly gets into trouble with the party and its bureaucracy. The film was premiered in Potsdam in 1966 but banned three days after its release for “anti-socialist tendencies” and not shown again publicly until 1989.
Cinema in the auditorium

Thursday
October 3, 6:30 p.m.

Auditorium

Free entry for museum visitors. First come, first served.
Art along the river
every first Saturday of the month, 2 p.m.

Entdecken Sie die Kunst in Potsdam bei einem Stadtspaziergang entlang der Havel. „Kunst am Fluss“ ist eine Initiative der Potsdamer Kunsthäuser Museum Barberini, Kunstraum Potsdam und Villa Schöningen. Sie alle sowie das museum FLUXUS+ und das Potsdam Museum liegen entlang der Havel – verbunden durch das Wasser und den Skulpturenpfad „Walk of Modern Art“. Im Rahmen des geführten Rundgangs „Kunst am Fluss“ präsentieren sich die fünf Museen ganz persönlich. In den Häusern wird das Kunsterlebnis anhand von Exponaten konkret greifbar. Vom Museum Barberini und dem Potsdam Museum am Alten Markt geht es zu Fuß entlang des „Walk of Modern Art“, der zu Gesprächen über künstlerische Positionen einlädt, zum Kulturstandort Schiffbauergasse. Nach einem Blick in den Kunstraum Potsdam und das museum FLUXUS+ fahren Sie mit der Tram zur Villa Schöningen an der Glienicker Brücke, wo der Rundgang endet.

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© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

every first Saturday of the month, 2 p.m.

Entdecken Sie die Kunst in Potsdam bei einem Stadtspaziergang entlang der Havel. „Kunst am Fluss“ ist eine Initiative der Potsdamer Kunsthäuser Museum Barberini, Kunstraum Potsdam und Villa Schöningen. Sie alle sowie das museum FLUXUS+ und das Potsdam Museum liegen entlang der Havel – verbunden durch das Wasser und den Skulpturenpfad „Walk of Modern Art“. Im Rahmen des geführten Rundgangs „Kunst am Fluss“ präsentieren sich die fünf Museen ganz persönlich. In den Häusern wird das Kunsterlebnis anhand von Exponaten konkret greifbar. Vom Museum Barberini und dem Potsdam Museum am Alten Markt geht es zu Fuß entlang des „Walk of Modern Art“, der zu Gesprächen über künstlerische Positionen einlädt, zum Kulturstandort Schiffbauergasse. Nach einem Blick in den Kunstraum Potsdam und das museum FLUXUS+ fahren Sie mit der Tram zur Villa Schöningen an der Glienicker Brücke, wo der Rundgang endet.

© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

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Conservator-led tour
From Obscurity into the Light
The Rediscovery of the Potsdam Works of Artemisia Gentileschi

Bärbel Jackisch, Chief Conservator of Paintings, Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, Potsdam, and Johanna Thierse and Nina Beck, independent conservators, Potsdam

After 250 years, two paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654) stand in the spotlight again in the exhibition Baroque Pathways. Acquired in 1769 by Frederick II for the New Palace, the paintings were not accessible to the public for many years and were almost forgotten. In collaboration with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the Museum Barberini presents them for the first time after their restoration. In front of the originals of the most famous female baroque painter, the history of these works and their creation is told from the perspective of art conservation and restoration—to reveal layer upon layer what lay hidden for too long.

Wednesday, August 7, September 4, September 25
5 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer
€ 3

Barberini Friends only

Tickets

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

The Rediscovery of the Potsdam Works of Artemisia Gentileschi

Bärbel Jackisch, Chief Conservator of Paintings, Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, Potsdam, and Johanna Thierse and Nina Beck, independent conservators, Potsdam

After 250 years, two paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654) stand in the spotlight again in the exhibition Baroque Pathways. Acquired in 1769 by Frederick II for the New Palace, the paintings were not accessible to the public for many years and were almost forgotten. In collaboration with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the Museum Barberini presents them for the first time after their restoration. In front of the originals of the most famous female baroque painter, the history of these works and their creation is told from the perspective of art conservation and restoration—to reveal layer upon layer what lay hidden for too long.

Wednesday, August 7, September 4, September 25
5 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer
€ 3

Barberini Friends only

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

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Art Breakfast
Sunday at the Museum

This guided tour combines breakfast at the Café Barberini with a tour through the current exhibition. Towards the end of your breakfast, an experienced guide introduces you to the concept of the exhibition before bringing alive the artists and their work in front of the originals.

Sunday, 10 a.m.
July 14, August 11, September 8

(60 min. breakfast/50 min. tour)
Café Barberini/Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

On presentation of a ticket, visitors to the Café Barberini receive a breakfast consisting of muesli with yoghurt and fruit, 1 croissant with butter and jam, and 1 cappuccino or tea at the price of € 9.

Advance registration is recommended.

Tickets

Sunday at the Museum

This guided tour combines breakfast at the Café Barberini with a tour through the current exhibition. Towards the end of your breakfast, an experienced guide introduces you to the concept of the exhibition before bringing alive the artists and their work in front of the originals.

Sunday, 10 a.m.
July 14, August 11, September 8

(60 min. breakfast/50 min. tour)
Café Barberini/Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

On presentation of a ticket, visitors to the Café Barberini receive a breakfast consisting of muesli with yoghurt and fruit, 1 croissant with butter and jam, and 1 cappuccino or tea at the price of € 9.

Advance registration is recommended.

Tickets

Barberini Art Talk
The Power of the Old Masters
Wolfgang Joop, fashion designer and art connoisseur, Potsdam & Dr. Lisa Zeitz, Editor-in-chief of WELTKUNST, Berlin

“We have art in order not to die from the truth,” said Wolfgang Joop, one of the most successful German fashion designers, quoting Nietzsche. With the sensitive eye of a creator, the Potsdam-born designer and passionate art lover looks at the work of the old masters, in which he finds inspiration and harmony. In conversation with Lisa Zeitz, art historian and chief editor of WELTKUNST, he will choose a selection of paintings from the exhibition to ask how baroque art can still move us today despite its sometimes somber religious themes.

Wednesday, August 28, 7 p.m.
Auditorium
€ 10 / reduced € 8
This Barberini Art Talk is already sold out.

Ticket price includes admission to the exhibition one hour before the event.

Wolfgang Joop, fashion designer and art connoisseur, Potsdam & Dr. Lisa Zeitz, Editor-in-chief of WELTKUNST, Berlin

“We have art in order not to die from the truth,” said Wolfgang Joop, one of the most successful German fashion designers, quoting Nietzsche. With the sensitive eye of a creator, the Potsdam-born designer and passionate art lover looks at the work of the old masters, in which he finds inspiration and harmony. In conversation with Lisa Zeitz, art historian and chief editor of WELTKUNST, he will choose a selection of paintings from the exhibition to ask how baroque art can still move us today despite its sometimes somber religious themes.

Wednesday, August 28, 7 p.m.
Auditorium
€ 10 / reduced € 8
This Barberini Art Talk is already sold out.

Ticket price includes admission to the exhibition one hour before the event.

ToneColors
The Pleasures of Baroque Music and Painting
Concert and panel discussion

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, painters and composers explored new forms and contents. Caravaggio abandoned classical perspective for radical lines of sight, and light gained a new role and dimension in painting. With these innovative pictorial techniques, painters sought to capture human passion and experience. In music this shift manifested itself in expressive chords and the first experiments with opera. Almost at the same time as Caravaggio created his emotionally charged canvases, Carlo Gesualdo composed madrigals full of subjective intensity.

Dr. Clemens Goldberg, author and critic, rbb Kulturradio
Dr. Ortrud Westheider, Director Museum Barberini
Members of the Kammerakademie Potsdam

Thursday, September 5, 7 p.m.
Auditorium
€ 25 / concessions € 20
In cooperation with Kammerakademie Potsdam.

Ticket price includes admission to the exhibition one hour before the event.

Tickets

Caravaggio, Narcissus, 1597–1599. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Mauro Coen

Caravaggio, Narcissus, 1597–1599. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Mauro Coen

Concert and panel discussion

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, painters and composers explored new forms and contents. Caravaggio abandoned classical perspective for radical lines of sight, and light gained a new role and dimension in painting. With these innovative pictorial techniques, painters sought to capture human passion and experience. In music this shift manifested itself in expressive chords and the first experiments with opera. Almost at the same time as Caravaggio created his emotionally charged canvases, Carlo Gesualdo composed madrigals full of subjective intensity.

Dr. Clemens Goldberg, author and critic, rbb Kulturradio
Dr. Ortrud Westheider, Director Museum Barberini
Members of the Kammerakademie Potsdam

Thursday, September 5, 7 p.m.
Auditorium
€ 25 / concessions € 20
In cooperation with Kammerakademie Potsdam.

Ticket price includes admission to the exhibition one hour before the event.

Caravaggio, Narcissus, 1597–1599. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Mauro Coen

Caravaggio, Narcissus, 1597–1599. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Mauro Coen

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Art from the GDR in Focus
Modern History Painting
Special guided tour

The Museum Barberini presents the thematic exhibition Modern History Painting with works by artists from the GDR from its own collection. The paintings, some of which were created before, some after 1989, address historical, mythological, literary, and religious themes. While some focus on current political and social issues, others reflect an intense artistic engagement with personal experiences. After the planned reconstruction of the former restaurant Minsk in Potsdam financed by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, these works will be housed in their own museum building.

East German artists were caught between their position as role models and their disengagement from society, between state-prescribed collectivism and their own creative individuality. In four rooms, the display Modern History Painting brings together art from the GDR created between the 1950s and the early twenty-first century, including works by Gudrun Brüne, Ulrich Hachulla, Rolf Händler, Bernhard Heisig, Johannes Heisig, Walter Libuda, Werner Liebmann, Harald Metzkes, Arno Rink, Willi Sitte, and Werner Tübke. This guided tour addresses the question of which themes were of particular importance for artists and explores the ways in which each painter engaged with them.

Saturday, August 17, September 14,
Thursday, October 3,

2 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Tickets

Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Special guided tour

The Museum Barberini presents the thematic exhibition Modern History Painting with works by artists from the GDR from its own collection. The paintings, some of which were created before, some after 1989, address historical, mythological, literary, and religious themes. While some focus on current political and social issues, others reflect an intense artistic engagement with personal experiences. After the planned reconstruction of the former restaurant Minsk in Potsdam financed by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, these works will be housed in their own museum building.

East German artists were caught between their position as role models and their disengagement from society, between state-prescribed collectivism and their own creative individuality. In four rooms, the display Modern History Painting brings together art from the GDR created between the 1950s and the early twenty-first century, including works by Gudrun Brüne, Ulrich Hachulla, Rolf Händler, Bernhard Heisig, Johannes Heisig, Walter Libuda, Werner Liebmann, Harald Metzkes, Arno Rink, Willi Sitte, and Werner Tübke. This guided tour addresses the question of which themes were of particular importance for artists and explores the ways in which each painter engaged with them.

Saturday, August 17, September 14,
Thursday, October 3,

2 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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The Art of Calm
Quiet Morning
Yoga and Meditation

For all early risers and art-loving yogis. Join a 90-minute yoga session on Sunday morning inspired by the current exhibition, taught by Anna and Sandra. From 11 o’clock, participants can enjoy the original baroque paintings in quiet contemplation.

Sunday, August 4,
Sunday, September 8,
Sunday, October 6,


from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

€ 18 / reduced € 16 (per session)
The ticket price includes entry to the museum after the yoga session.

Please bring your own yoga mat and cushion.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

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Yoga and Meditation

For all early risers and art-loving yogis. Join a 90-minute yoga session on Sunday morning inspired by the current exhibition, taught by Anna and Sandra. From 11 o’clock, participants can enjoy the original baroque paintings in quiet contemplation.

Sunday, August 4,
Sunday, September 8,
Sunday, October 6,


from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

€ 18 / reduced € 16 (per session)
The ticket price includes entry to the museum after the yoga session.

Please bring your own yoga mat and cushion.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Tickets

Talk
Magnificent Display: Religious and Secular Power in Early Modern Europe
Monday, September 30, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

A dialogue between theology and art history

During the time of the Counter-Reformation, both the church and Europe’s absolutist rulers used paintings as a visual manifestation of their power and magnificence. With their theatrical scenes, exalted style and sensuous themes, baroque compositions appealed to viewers’ emotions.

The Catholic theologian Rainer Kampling and the art historian Eberhard König will discuss whether the artworks shown in our exhibition Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome still have the same effect today.

With
Prof. Dr. Rainer Kampling, theologian, Free University of Berlin
Prof. Dr. Eberhard König, art historian, Free University of Berlin


Auditorium
€ 10 / reduced € 8
Guest auditors with FU-GasthörerCard: free


This event accompanies the exhibition Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome from July 13 to October 6, 2019. Attendees are required to purchase a separate entry ticket to the museum.

In collaboration with the GasthörerCard Program of the Free University Berlin

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Guido Reni, Atoning Maria Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome.

Guido Reni, Atoning Maria Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome.

Monday, September 30, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

A dialogue between theology and art history

During the time of the Counter-Reformation, both the church and Europe’s absolutist rulers used paintings as a visual manifestation of their power and magnificence. With their theatrical scenes, exalted style and sensuous themes, baroque compositions appealed to viewers’ emotions.

The Catholic theologian Rainer Kampling and the art historian Eberhard König will discuss whether the artworks shown in our exhibition Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome still have the same effect today.

With
Prof. Dr. Rainer Kampling, theologian, Free University of Berlin
Prof. Dr. Eberhard König, art historian, Free University of Berlin


Auditorium
€ 10 / reduced € 8
Guest auditors with FU-GasthörerCard: free


This event accompanies the exhibition Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome from July 13 to October 6, 2019. Attendees are required to purchase a separate entry ticket to the museum.

In collaboration with the GasthörerCard Program of the Free University Berlin

Guido Reni, Atoning Maria Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome.

Guido Reni, Atoning Maria Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome.

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Films
In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam

In conjunction with the exhibition Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome, the Filmmuseum Potsdam presents a program of films set against the backdrop of a baroque Rome. Paying homage to the city of love, these classics of cinema continue to shape our image of Rome to this day.

La Dolce Vita (1960) Anita Ekberg LDV 005P, © Moviestore collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Foto

La Dolce Vita (1960) Anita Ekberg LDV 005P, © Moviestore collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Foto

In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam

In conjunction with the exhibition Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome, the Filmmuseum Potsdam presents a program of films set against the backdrop of a baroque Rome. Paying homage to the city of love, these classics of cinema continue to shape our image of Rome to this day.

La Dolce Vita (1960) Anita Ekberg LDV 005P, © Moviestore collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Foto

La Dolce Vita (1960) Anita Ekberg LDV 005P, © Moviestore collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Foto

Information
All films are shown at the Filmmuseum Potsdam: 
Breite Str. 1a/Marstall, 14467 Potsdam, Germany 
Tickets for all screenings may be purchased at the Filmmuseum Potsdam.
Ticket reservations:  T +49 331 27181-12 or ticket@filmmuseum-potsdam.de

Please note: Visitors who present a Museum Barberini ticket at these screenings will receive a discount on their ticket to the Filmmuseum Potsdam. Ticketholders of these films will also receive discounted admission to the Museum Barberini.

Caravaggio
Dir. Derek Jarman, starring Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, and Tilda Swinton, UK 1986, English with German subtitles, 93 min.

Caravaggio presents scenes from the life of this baroque genius, who violated social norms at every turn and finally became a murderer. Told through a fatal love story, this unconventional and provocative film portrays the artist as an outsider and illuminates the interaction between eros and art. Just as Caravaggio clothed his biblical figures in seventeenth-century costumes, Jarman repeatedly uses twentieth-century props such as typewriters, newspapers, and cigarettes.

Saturday, August 17, 7 p.m.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5

Introduced by Prof. Luigi Reitani, Director of the Istituto Italiana di Cultura Berlin
The screening will be followed by a drinks reception in the foyer of the Filmmuseum

La dolce vita Das süße Leben
Dir. Federico Fellini, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, and Anouk Aimée, Italy/France 1959, German dubbed version, 177 min.
During one summer in the 1950s, Marcello Rubini, a gossip journalist and would-be novelist, always hunting for the secrets of Rome’s high society, becomes disillusioned with the sweet but fleeting temptations of his nocturnal existence. Anita Ekberg’s late-night bath in the baroque Trevi Fountain is just one of the film’s many iconic scenes to have entered cinema history.

Saturday, August 24, 7 p.m.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5

Roman Holiday
Dir. William Wyler, starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, USA 1953, English with German subtitles, 103 min.
On a state visit to Rome, the young crown princess Ann, bored by the endless protocol, secretly slips out of the Palazzo Barberini one night. She awakes in the apartment of the American reporter Joe Bradley. When Bradley finds out who he has picked up from the street, he sees a golden opportunity for a story. Audrey Hepburn as the princess had her first major success with this modern-day fairy tale. The box-office hit brought her an Oscar and has lost nothing of its charm to this day.

Saturday, September 7, 7 p.m.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5
To Rome with Love
Dir. Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen, Roberto Benigni, and Penélope Cruz, Italy/USA 2012, German dubbed version, 112 min.
In four separate vignettes set against the picturesque backdrop of the Italian capital, this film interweaves a series of unlikely encounters and events: A funeral director has the voice of a star tenor, but only under the shower, a man wakes up to find he has become a celebrity overnight for no explicable reason. In this entertaining homage to Rome, Woody Allen has brought together a cast of stars including Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, and Roberto Benigni.

Saturday, September 21, 7 p.m.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5

Roma
Dir. Federico Fellini, starring Peter Gonzales, Fiona Florence, Marcello Mastroianni, Italy 1972, German dubbed version, 119 min.
Fellini’s very personal portrait of the Italian capital shows a city permeated by energy and vitality but also by ruin and decay. This intricately layered film weaves together childhood memories and Rome’s present. In its final sequence, the camera captures a long motorcycle ride through the night past the city’s famous monuments.

Saturday, October 5, 5 p.m.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5

La grande bellezza The Great Beauty
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino, starring Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Italy 2014, Italian with German subtitles, 141 min.
Jep, a jaded society novelist turned journalist whose literary fame is fading, celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday on the terrace of his apartment overlooking the Colosseum and the roofs of Rome. His guests are aging members of the culturati, whose vain, self-obsessed hedonism Jep observes from a critical distance. Yet he himself is an important part of this great drama.

With its breathtaking camera-work and rapturous score, Paolo Sorentino’s homage to Federico Fellini weaves a never-ending string of dinner parties and glamorous escapades of shallow beauty into a cinematic masterpiece.

Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5
Film + Introduction

The screening will be followed by a drinks reception in the foyer of the Filmmuseum.
In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Freundeskreis Potsdam - Perugia e. V.