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The start of the modern age - Prominence from the Berlin City Museum

Lovis Corinth, Edvard Munch, Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and many others - the Stadtmuseum Berlin owns outstanding paintings by prominent representatives of classical modernism. Twelve highlights from this top-class collection will be on show at the Berlinische Galerie from October 2022. In the permanent exhibition, they will set new accents and enter into a dialogue with the museum's own works.

Sharing collections and making them accessible to the public must become a principle of museum work in the future. The background to this cooperation is extensive renovation work at the Märkisches Museum. Starting in 2023, the parent building of the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin is expected to close for four years. In order to be able to present important treasures from the painting collection during this time as well, the idea of integrating selected works into the permanent exhibition "Art in Berlin 1880-1980" was jointly developed. A particular strength of the Stadtmuseum Berlin's collection is early modern art.

The paintings now on view at the Berlinische Galerie are by Max Beckmann, Theo von Brockhusen, Lovis Corinth, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Walter Leistikow, Max Liebermann, Edvard Munch and Lesser Ury. They significantly shaped and enriched the city's art scene at the beginning of the 20th century.


  • Max Beckmann (1884 Leipzig - 1950 New York)
  • Theo von Brockhusen (1882 Marggrabowa, today Olecko/Poland - 1919 Berlin)
  • Lovis Corinth (1858 Tapiau/East Prussia, today Gwardeisk/Russia - 1925 Zandvoort)
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880 Aschaffenburg - 1938 Davos)
  • Walter Leistikow (1865 Bromberg, today Bydgoszcz/Poland - 1908 Berlin)
  • Max Liebermann (1847 Berlin - 1935 Berlin)
  • Edvard Munch (1863 Løten - 1944 Oslo)
  • Lesser Ury (1861 Birnbaum, today Międzychód/ Poland - 1931 Berlin)

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Additional information
Opening hours:
  • Wed - Mon 10 am - 6 pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays
  • Also closed on 24 and 31.12.

Tickets can be booked online here.

Reduced price info: Under 18: Free admission.

Concessions apply if you can show a ticket from the Jewish Museum in Berlin purchased on the same date or on the two previous days. This offer also applies in reverse for special exhibition. The permanent exhibition can be visited for free of charge.


The Berlinische Galerie is actively promoting the process towards an accessible and inclusive museum. It offers an inclusive education programme and is certified by "Reisen für Alle" ("Tourism for All”).