Art in Berlin 1880–1980

From the Collection

The presentation from our collection is a multi-facetted tour through the art of Berlin from 1880 to 1980. It ranges from paintings of the late 19th century, when the Kaiser reigned and tastes were largely determined by the moneyed classes, via Expressionism and the East European avant-garde to post-war modern architecture and the “wild” works of the Seventies. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the collection, there is a lively dialogue between paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and architecture. The show illustrates a diversity of artistic styles and credos, but also tensions, polarisations and fresh departures, which remain hallmarks of Berlin as an artistic hub. As a city of the modern age that is attracting more young international artists than ever before, Berlin is still a centre of permanent new beginnings. 

Artists (selected)

Anton von Werner, Max Liebermann, Walter Leistikow, F. Albert Schwartz, Lesser Ury, Ludwig Meidner, Oskar Kokoschka, Rudolf Belling, Iwan Puni, Naum Gabo, Sasha Stone, El Lissitzky, Otto Bartning, Marta Astfalck-Vietz, Erich Salomon, Jeanne Mammen, Felix Nussbaum, Hans Uhlmann, Karl Hofer, Werner Heldt, Robert Capa, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Hermann Henselmann, Fred Thieler, Georg Baselitz, Rainer Fetting, Michael Schmidt, Ralf Schüler und Ursulina Schüler-Witte.

Exhibition Architecture and Colour Design: david saik studio.


Berlinische Galerie

Landesmuseum für Moderne
Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts

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