With the Museum Barberini a new cultural attraction came to Potsdam. Exhibitions range from the Old Masters to contemporary art with a focus on impressionism. Based on works from the collection of Hasso Plattner, the museum’s founder and patron, the Museum Barberini presents three temporary exhibitions each year with major loans from international private collections and museums. The Museum Barberini in the reconstructed palace is located in the historic center of Potsdam on the square Alte Markt. The building’s courtyard opens onto Alte Fahrt with access to the Havelterrassen and a view of the Freundschaftsinsel on the opposite bank.
Van Gogh: Still Lifes
October 26, 2019 to February 2, 2020
From his first paintings to the colorful flower images of his later career, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various media and alternatives – from depicting space using light and shadow to experiments with color. The first exhibition on this theme will present 27 paintings and use them to analyze the key stages in van Gogh’s life and work. In cooperation with the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. With loans from the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
February 22, 2020 to June 01, 2020
West Meets East: The Orient in the Work of Rembrandt and His Dutch Contemporaries
June 27 until October 11, 2020
Impressionism in Russia: Dawn of the Avant-Garde
November 7, 2020, until February 28, 2021
Alter Markt, Humboldtstr. 5–6
ARTEFAKT Kulturkonzepte is responsible for the media planning of the annual three main exhibitions of the Museum Barberini in the areas of conception, booking, budget management and controlling.