New Museum Barberini added to Potsdam’s tourist attraction list

Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Museum BarberiniMuseum Barberini in Germany opened its doors to the public on Alter Markt square in Potsdam in January with its inaugural exhibition, ‘Impressionism: The Art of Landscape’, which runs until May 28th.

 

The museum, housed in the reconstructed Barberini Palace, boasts a historical facade and a captivating line-up of exhibitions.

 

Its inaugural exhibition features the works of renowned artists such as Claude Monet and Gustave Caillebotte. And in the museum’s ‘Modern Art Classics’ exhibition, you can admire paintings by Max Liebermann, Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky and Andy Warhol.

 

Highlights coming later in the year include ‘From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art’ (17 June – 3 October 2017) and ‘Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR’ (28 October 2017 – 4 February 2018).

 

The centrepiece of the GDR (East Germany) exhibition is the Jahrhundertschritt, an impressive bronze statue created by Wolfgang Mattheuer that has been permanently installed in the museum’s garden.

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