Exhibitions and Art events

Exhibitions and Art events

Exhibitions in 2015/2016

Sandro Botticelli: Venus, 1490 (Detail) – © SMB, Foto: Jörg P. Anders
Caravaggio: Die Opferung Isaaks (Ausschnitt), ca. 1603, Uffizien, Florenz © bpk | Scala – © bpk | Scala
Piet Mondrian: Ovale Komposition mit bunten Ebenen 2, 1914. 113 x 84,5 cm, Öl auf Leinwand © Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Niederlande – © Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Niederlande
Hans Holbein d.J. Madonna des Bürgermeisters Jacon Meyer zum Hasen. 1525/26 und 1528, Öl auf Nadelholz, 146,5 x 102 cm Sammlung Würth – © Sammlung Würth, Foto: Philipp Schönborn

Berlin exhibition highlights 2015 and the most popular museums - our recommendations.

The Botticelli Renaissance

The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. His works have been widely reproduced, with many of the reproductions distorting or »modernising« the originals. These »pictures« have now taken on careers of their own, often being so distanced from Botticelli's works that nowadays the painter's name is often used to denote fashion and lifestyle without any mention being made of his paintings. It is not disputed, however, that Botticelli influenced the art of the Modernist period and the present day more than any other of the old masters.
The exhibition in the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) explores the history of this fascinating renaissance which Botticelli experienced.

With a timed ticket you won’t have to queue for admission to the exhibition. Subject to availability, tickets can be booked online up to one day prior to your planned visit. As a timed ticket holder you must begin your viewing in the Gemäldegalerie (Gallery of Old Masters) within your ½-hour time slot. Once inside, you can stay until closing time. Timed tickets are also valid for the permanent exhibition.


Please note, that tickets may not be available during the time proposed.
Regular ticket: 14€ , reduced 7€
Timed tickets: Tue-Thu 24€, Fri-Sun 28€

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Three days in Berlin incl. entry to the special exhibition The Botticelli Renaissance at Gemäldegalerie. Rediscover the Renaissance with our special offer which includes

    • 2 hotel nights incl. breakfast
      • Admission to exhibition The Botticelli Renaissance
        • Berlin WelcomeCard incl. travel pass

        Available dates: 24.09. - 28.12.2015

        Piet Mondrian. The Line

        For the first time in almost 50 years, an exhibition dedicated to the oeuvre of Piet Mondrian will be held in Berlin. Mondrian's artistic biography is of great importance to the development of abstraction in 20th century painting. The exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau shows works from all periods of Mondrian’s creative life: from early drawings from the 1890s through late works from the 1930s and 1940s. Mondrian's work was last shown in Berlin on the occasion of the opening of the Neue Nationalgalerie in 1968.

        Tickets 11 €/ red. 8 €. Admission free for those aged 16 or under.

        Martin-Gropius-Bau from 09/11/2015 to 01/10/2016

        From Hockney to Holbein – The Würth Collection in Berlin

        The Würth collection is one of the most important private collections in Germany. It is comprised of around 16,000 works – paintings, graphic art, sculptures, old masters paintings and contemporary art. Around 250 significant works are coming to Berlin and will be displayed on 2600 square meters of exhibition space. One of the most prominent works of the 16th century, Hans Holbein the Younger’s “Madonna des Bürgermeisters Jacob Meyer zum Hasen” (1497/98-1543), will be on show along with works from the British painter David Hockney (born 1937).

        Tickets 9 €/ red. 6,00 €. Admission free for those aged 16 or under.

        Martin-Gropius-Bau from 09/04/2015 to 12/06/2015

        Obedience – An installation in 15 rooms by Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway

        This major exhibition by Saskia Boddeke and Peter Greenaway reenacts the drama. Using film projections, installations, precious objects, and their own soundtrack, they stage the biblical narrative as a sensuous and emotional showpiece in fifteen parts. Their dramaturgy is inspired by the legends of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions, and linked with the experience of our time.

        Obedience – An installation in 15 rooms by Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway / Jewish Museum Berlin vom 22.05.2015 bis 15.11.2015

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