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with Stefanie Heckmann, Head of the Fine Art Collection

In Berlin, the encounter with Munch's works not only meant an initial spark for modernism. The previously common idea of the “magic of the north” (Stefan Zweig) also underwent a change. Instead of romantic or naturalistic fjord landscapes, Munch's psychologically condensed imagery was now associated with it.


Under the National Socialist dictatorship from 1933 onwards, the painter was initially ideologically co-opted by cultural policy as a “great Nordic artist”, but was also ostracized early on as an example of “degeneracy”.

The exhibition "Edvard Munch. Magic of the North" includes around 80 works by Edvard Munch, supplemented by works by other artists who shaped the idea of the north and the modern art scene on the Spree in Berlin at the end of the 19th century, including Walter Leistikow or Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Please register in the foyer before the tour begins.

Reservations in advance are not possible.

(Program in German)
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Price: €15.00

Reduced price: €9.00