With the Museum Barberini a new cultural attraction came to Potsdam in January 2017. 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.
Impressionism: The Hasso Plattner Collection
The Museum Barberini in Potsdam presents a permanent exhibition of the extensive collection of Impressionist paintings of the museum’s founder, Hasso Plattner, including masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, and Signac. With thirty-four paintings by Claude Monet, there is no venue in Europe outside of Paris where visitors can see more works by this painter. This makes Potsdam one of the most important international centers of Impressionist landscape painting. The Museum Barberini now showcases a collection that is unique in Germany in addition to its temporary exhibitions mounted in cooperation with museums all over the world.
The Sun: Source of Light in Art
February 25 – June 11, 2023
Clouds and Light: Impressionism in Holland
July 8, 2023 – October 22, 2023
Edvard Munch: Transforming Nature
November 18, 2023 – April 1, 2024
Alter Markt, Humboldtstr. 5–6