Born in Berlin, Grete Ring (1887-1952) was a force of nature. Photographer and art dealer Marianne Breslauer-Feilchenfeldt described her as "truly irresistible [...] admired by all, if occasionally a little feared, for she shrank from no one and nothing."
One of the first women to study art history, Grete Ring earned her doctorate under Heinrich Wölfflin and was highly regarded as a scholar and critic. From 1921 she worked as an art dealer at the Cassirer Art Salon in Berlin, and from 1924 as a business partner alongside Paul Cassirer and Walter Feilchenfeldt.
Because of her Jewish background, Ring had to leave Germany in 1937. A year later, she opened the London branch of the Cassirer firm and successfully continued her work in Britain as an art dealer and art historian. Over the years, Ring amassed an impressive collection of French and German drawings and published on a wide variety of art historical periods. Her discovery of the so-called Wacker's Van Gogh forgeries was a sensation in 1932.
In the fall of 2023, the Liebermann Villa on Wannsee will dedicate an exhibition for the first time to Grete Ring, who was also Liebermann's niece as well as a close friend of his daughter Käthe and the godmother of his granddaughter Maria. The exhibition sheds new light on Ring's pioneering career between Berlin and London exile.
The exhibition takes place in collaboration with the Paul Cassirer & Walter Feilchenfeldt Archive in Zurich. It is supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and the International Music and Art Foundation.
Reduced price: €6.00
Reduced price info: Reduction for pupils, students, trainees, unemployed and severely disabled persons (according to ID).
Children and young people up to 18 years free, ICOM members and members of the Max Liebermann Society free.
The museum and the garden are barrier-free to a limited extent. Access to the art exhibition on the 1st floor is usually possible with the Scalamobil. Unfortunately, the Scalamobil is currently not usable until further notice.
A rental wheelchair can be provided. Accompanying persons have free admission. A guide dog or assistance dog can be taken onto the grounds and into the art exhibition.
For more information, email or call 030 / 805 85 90 0.