Events

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

Lecture Series
Thursday Art Special
Every Thursday at 5 pm

The works of the Hasso Plattner Collection bring the history of Impressionism to life in all its facets.
In conjunction with the new presentation Impressionism: The Hasso Plattner Collection, the Museum Barberini will present lectures in the auditorium each Thursday introducing special topics. Under the heading of Art Special, guides, curators, and conservators will address interested visitors. Taking into consideration their various disciplines and areas of work, they will talk about their museum work, offer a glimpse behind the scenes and give new perspectives on the works of art in the exhibition.

Every Thursday
5 pm (45 minutes)
Auditorium
€ 21 per person / reduced € 15 including museum ticket

Barberini Friends € 5

The number of participants is limited to 25. Early booking is recommended.
The current COVID-19 regulations for the State of Brandenburg are in effect.

Paul Signac: The Port at sunset, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez), 1892, Hasso Plattner Collection

Paul Signac: The Port at sunset, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez), 1892, Hasso Plattner Collection

Every Thursday at 5 pm

The works of the Hasso Plattner Collection bring the history of Impressionism to life in all its facets.
In conjunction with the new presentation Impressionism: The Hasso Plattner Collection, the Museum Barberini will present lectures in the auditorium each Thursday introducing special topics. Under the heading of Art Special, guides, curators, and conservators will address interested visitors. Taking into consideration their various disciplines and areas of work, they will talk about their museum work, offer a glimpse behind the scenes and give new perspectives on the works of art in the exhibition.

Every Thursday
5 pm (45 minutes)
Auditorium
€ 21 per person / reduced € 15 including museum ticket

Barberini Friends € 5

The number of participants is limited to 25. Early booking is recommended.
The current COVID-19 regulations for the State of Brandenburg are in effect.

Paul Signac: The Port at sunset, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez), 1892, Hasso Plattner Collection

Paul Signac: The Port at sunset, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez), 1892, Hasso Plattner Collection

From Impressionism to Fauvism: A Brief Guide to Style on Example of the Hasso Plattner Collection
Dr. Dorothee Entrup, art historian, Museum Barberini

During the second half of the nineteenth century, Paris became the center of Impressionism. What are the stylistic characteristics of this new art movement, and how did it develop? How did Neo-Impressionism and Fauvism grow out of this movement, and how do these styles differ? Works from the Hasso Plattner Collection illustrate the artistic developments in Paris on the eve of the modern era.

Thursday, September 10
5 pm



Art at Eye Level: Children Explain Art
Guides between the ages of ten and sixteen present their favorite pictures in the Collection.

Thursday, September 24
5 pm

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Thursday, October 29
5 pm

Thursday, November 26
5 pm



A Look at Provenance Research
Linda Hacka, art historian, Museum Barberini

Who were the owners of the works before they became part of the Hasso Plattner Collection? What journeys have the pictures taken since they were created? Behind every work of art is the revealing story of its provenance, which over the past twenty years has increasingly become a central aspect of museum work. Using a selection of works from the Hasso Plattner Collection, Linda Hacka, a researcher at the Museum Barberini who is in charge of provenance research, gives insight on her approach to often very complex research and presents the biographies and stories of the pictures.

Thursday, October 1
5 pm



Pictures and Their Frames
Felicitas Klein, picture conservator
Lutz Stöppler, art historian

Almost all of the Impressionist works in the Hasso Plattner Collection have opulent golden frames. Who is responsible for these elaborately designed framing? Did the artists decide on that or the art dealer in the interest of making a better sale? Does a frame come from the same era as the picture, or was it added at a later date? The conservator Felicitas Klein and the art historian Lutz Stöppler, will approach these questions in a dialogue of disciplines. By looking at the picture and its frame together and expanding the focus to the staging of the work, it becomes obvious that works of art are not created in a vacuum, but are the result of a precarious balance between art production, art market, and changing fashions.

Thursday, October 8
5 pm



The Power of Colors: Technique and Choice of Paint of the Impressionists and Fauves
Peter Eurlings, art historian

The Impressionists were especially interested in depicting phenomena of light and nature. They painted with bright, pure colors and juxtaposed contrasting complementary colors using powerful brushstrokes or even dots. The methods and color palettes of Impressionism were just as varied as the painters and their working methods. Peter Eurlings introduces the approaches and techniques of the Impressionist painters.

Thursday, October 15
5 pm

Thursday, December 3
5 pm



Tour de France: A Cultural-Historical Tour of the Favorite Locales of the Impressionists
Dr. Claire Guinomet, art historian

In the footsteps of the Impressionists, the regions of Normandy, Île-de-France and Paris, and Provence will be presented with their historical and cultural features, and the influence of these places on the painters of Impressionism will be examined.

Thursday, October 22
5 pm

Thursday, December 10
5 pm



Public Introduction for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Alexandra Schmöger, art historian

The introduction uses detailed descriptions of works, tactile objects, and touchable images to make the Hasso Plattner Collection accessible for blind and visually impaired people.

Thursday, November 12
5 pm



Introduction for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Visitors
Alexandra Schmöger, art historian

This introduction will be accompanied by a German sign language interpreter.

Thursday, December 17
5 pm