Agent of the avant-garde

Berlin in the 1920s

In the 1920s Berlin was more vibrant than ever. Freed from the horror and anxiety of the war years, people flocked to bars and cabarets, cafés and dance halls – Berlin was now a symbol of fun and creativity. Artists from all over Europe were drawn to the city on the Spree, challenging Paris as the principal hub of culture. As an influential association of artists, the Novembergruppe became an essential port of call for the international avant-garde. From Cubism, Futurism and Expressionism via Dada to abstract art, New Objectivity and Functionalist architecture, it was open to all styles and to trail-blazing statements.

Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and many others were among the great names who worked with the Novembergruppe. By 1932 it had featured more than 480 artists in almost 40 exhibitions, making it probably the biggest community of artists in the Weimar Republic.

We are pleased to invite you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition on November 8 at 7 pm.

Read more stories about the Novembergruppe here.


Berlinische Galerie

Landesmuseum für Moderne
Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts

Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
10969 Berlin Germany

Tel +49 (0)30-789 02-600
Fax +49 (0)30-789 02-700

Opening hours

Wednesday–Monday 10 am–6 pm

Closed on 24.12. and 31.12.

Floor plan

PDF Floor Plan