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Gerhard Richter: Abstraction

June 30 to October 21, 2018

The exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction examines for the first time the abstract strategies and processes found in the artist’s complete works. The show was inspired by a work held by the Museum Barberini and brings together 90 pieces from international museums and private collections.

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Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

The exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction examines for the first time the abstract strategies and processes found in the artist’s complete works. The show was inspired by a work held by the Museum Barberini and brings together 90 pieces from international museums and private collections.

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

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Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel
June 9, 2018 – February 17, 2019

Numerous avant-garde art movements emerged in Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century. Painters of Die Brücke (The Bridge) were the first to focus on the power of color. The Bauhaus developed a color theory for modern art. Later, following World War II, color was seen as a means of artist self-expression. During the Third Reich, these artists were ostracized, but in spite of this their work shaped the history of art in the twentieth century.

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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

June 9, 2018 – February 17, 2019

Numerous avant-garde art movements emerged in Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century. Painters of Die Brücke (The Bridge) were the first to focus on the power of color. The Bauhaus developed a color theory for modern art. Later, following World War II, color was seen as a means of artist self-expression. During the Third Reich, these artists were ostracized, but in spite of this their work shaped the history of art in the twentieth century.

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

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Congo Tales: Told by the People of Mbomo

June 30 to October 21, 2018

The Congo Tales project explores the theme of how we tell stories. Orally transmitting stories and cultural practices is the basis of a cultural community. Collective identities form through regional narratives. Initiated by Stefanie Plattner and Eva Vonk, this year-long project visualizes fables and stories from the Mbomo region of the Odzala Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo with photographs by the New Yorker Pieter Henket. Our program of events includes a documentary by the Pulitzer grant winning photographer Jasper Rischen.

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Pieter Henket, The Impossible Task, 2017/18

Pieter Henket, The Impossible Task, 2017/18

The Congo Tales project explores the theme of how we tell stories. Orally transmitting stories and cultural practices is the basis of a cultural community. Collective identities form through regional narratives. Initiated by Stefanie Plattner and Eva Vonk, this year-long project visualizes fables and stories from the Mbomo region of the Odzala Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo with photographs by the New Yorker Pieter Henket. Our program of events includes a documentary by the Pulitzer grant winning photographer Jasper Rischen.

Pieter Henket, The Impossible Task, 2017/18

Pieter Henket, The Impossible Task, 2017/18

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Color and Light: The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross
November 17, 2018 to February 17, 2019

In the 1880s, impressionism developed into a new kind of painting that applied luminous colors sideby-side with short brushstrokes. Henri-Edmond Cross (1856–1910) broke reality down into individual bits of chromatic information. He discovered the Côte d’Azur for painting. In collaboration with the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, the Museum Barberini presents the first retrospective in Germany of one of neo-impressionism’s most important figures.

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Henri-Edmond Cross, Der Strand von Saint-Claire, 1896, Privatbesitz

Henri-Edmond Cross, Der Strand von Saint-Claire, 1896, Privatbesitz

November 17, 2018 to February 17, 2019

In the 1880s, impressionism developed into a new kind of painting that applied luminous colors sideby-side with short brushstrokes. Henri-Edmond Cross (1856–1910) broke reality down into individual bits of chromatic information. He discovered the Côte d’Azur for painting. In collaboration with the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, the Museum Barberini presents the first retrospective in Germany of one of neo-impressionism’s most important figures.

Henri-Edmond Cross, Der Strand von Saint-Claire, 1896, Privatbesitz

Henri-Edmond Cross, Der Strand von Saint-Claire, 1896, Privatbesitz

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Olympian Gods: From the Dresden Sculpture Collection
November 17, 2018 to February 17, 2019

For the ancient Greeks, ornate and imposing statues signified the presence of the gods and symbolized power and ideal beauty. At the time of the Roman Empire, sculptors copied Greek models and conveyed an aura of education and scholarship. To this day, these works continue to express grandeur and charm. The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden hold one of the most important collections of ancient sculptures in Germany.

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Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

November 17, 2018 to February 17, 2019

For the ancient Greeks, ornate and imposing statues signified the presence of the gods and symbolized power and ideal beauty. At the time of the Roman Empire, sculptors copied Greek models and conveyed an aura of education and scholarship. To this day, these works continue to express grandeur and charm. The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden hold one of the most important collections of ancient sculptures in Germany.

Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

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Picasso: The Late Work. From the collection of Jacqueline Picasso
March 9 to June 16, 2019

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is considered to be the reinventor of art in the twentieth century. He set new standards in painting, sculpture, the graphic arts, and ceramics. Less well known are the works Picasso created in the final two decades of his life when he painted more portraits of his wife Jacqueline than any of his other models.

Through the exhibition Picasso: The Late Work, it will be evident how Picasso keep being an innovator until the very end of his artistic production. All loans come from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso (1927-1986). Her daughter Catherine Hutin has made this rarely-seen collection available to the Museum Barberini show. The works were selected by guest curator Bernardo Laniado-Romero and include numerous pieces which have never before been exhibited in Germany as well as some presented for the first time.

Pablo Picasso: Madame Z (Jacqueline with Flowers), 1954, Collection Catherine Hutin, © Succession Picasso/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Pablo Picasso: Madame Z (Jacqueline with Flowers), 1954, Collection Catherine Hutin, © Succession Picasso/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is considered to be the reinventor of art in the twentieth century. He set new standards in painting, sculpture, the graphic arts, and ceramics. Less well known are the works Picasso created in the final two decades of his life when he painted more portraits of his wife Jacqueline than any of his other models.

Through the exhibition Picasso: The Late Work, it will be evident how Picasso keep being an innovator until the very end of his artistic production. All loans come from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso (1927-1986). Her daughter Catherine Hutin has made this rarely-seen collection available to the Museum Barberini show. The works were selected by guest curator Bernardo Laniado-Romero and include numerous pieces which have never before been exhibited in Germany as well as some presented for the first time.

Pablo Picasso: Madame Z (Jacqueline with Flowers), 1954, Collection Catherine Hutin, © Succession Picasso/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Pablo Picasso: Madame Z (Jacqueline with Flowers), 1954, Collection Catherine Hutin, © Succession Picasso/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome
July 13 to October 6, 2019

The Museum Barberini will be presenting 54 masterpieces from the collections of the Palazzi Barberini and Corsini Rome, including one of Caravaggio’s most important works, his 1589/99 painting Narcissus. During his pontificate as Pope Urban VIII in the 17th century, Maffeo Barberini collected pictures and commissioned paintings that are now among the major works of Italian baroque.

The exhibition, the Museum Barberini’s first project focusing on the Old Masters, will highlight the themes and stylistic developments of baroque art in Rome. The Foundation Prussian Palaces and Gardens Berlin Brandenburg (SPSG) and the City of Potsdam along with the Museum Barberini are using the opportunity presented by the exhibition to celebrate Italian art and culture. An app designed as a walking tour of Potsdam’s Roman monuments will explore these works of art.

Narcissus, Caravaggio, 1598/99. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica die Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

Narcissus, Caravaggio, 1598/99. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica die Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

The Museum Barberini will be presenting 54 masterpieces from the collections of the Palazzi Barberini and Corsini Rome, including one of Caravaggio’s most important works, his 1589/99 painting Narcissus. During his pontificate as Pope Urban VIII in the 17th century, Maffeo Barberini collected pictures and commissioned paintings that are now among the major works of Italian baroque.

The exhibition, the Museum Barberini’s first project focusing on the Old Masters, will highlight the themes and stylistic developments of baroque art in Rome. The Foundation Prussian Palaces and Gardens Berlin Brandenburg (SPSG) and the City of Potsdam along with the Museum Barberini are using the opportunity presented by the exhibition to celebrate Italian art and culture. An app designed as a walking tour of Potsdam’s Roman monuments will explore these works of art.

Narcissus, Caravaggio, 1598/99. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica die Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

Narcissus, Caravaggio, 1598/99. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica die Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

Monet: Places
February 29, 2019 to June 01, 2020

For his landscape paintings, Claude Monet revisited the same places over and over again and completed extensive series of works from a single location. During his travels he created numerous paintings at the coast of Normandy, in Zaandam in the Netherlands or in London and Venice. He was not interested in picturesque landmarks but in the changing light and weather conditions and the different effects they had on these particular places. He took pleasure in motifs such as parks, gardens, and waterlilies that surrounded him where he lived in Paris, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, and Giverny, using them to further his exploration of light and color. Organized in cooperation with the Denver Art Museum the exhibition will be shown in Denver under the title Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature from October 20, 2019 to February 2, 2020.

Claude Monet 1840-1926, Sous les peupliers, 1887, Unter den Pappeln / Under the Poplars, Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm, Wildenstein 1136, Privatsammlung / Private Collection

Claude Monet 1840-1926, Sous les peupliers, 1887, Unter den Pappeln / Under the Poplars, Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm, Wildenstein 1136, Privatsammlung / Private Collection

February 29, 2019 to June 01, 2020

For his landscape paintings, Claude Monet revisited the same places over and over again and completed extensive series of works from a single location. During his travels he created numerous paintings at the coast of Normandy, in Zaandam in the Netherlands or in London and Venice. He was not interested in picturesque landmarks but in the changing light and weather conditions and the different effects they had on these particular places. He took pleasure in motifs such as parks, gardens, and waterlilies that surrounded him where he lived in Paris, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, and Giverny, using them to further his exploration of light and color. Organized in cooperation with the Denver Art Museum the exhibition will be shown in Denver under the title Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature from October 20, 2019 to February 2, 2020.

Claude Monet 1840-1926, Sous les peupliers, 1887, Unter den Pappeln / Under the Poplars, Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm, Wildenstein 1136, Privatsammlung / Private Collection

Claude Monet 1840-1926, Sous les peupliers, 1887, Unter den Pappeln / Under the Poplars, Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm, Wildenstein 1136, Privatsammlung / Private Collection