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.
Color and Light: The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross
November 17, 2018 to February 17, 2019
In the 1880s, impressionism developed into a new kind of painting that applied luminous colors sideby-side with short brushstrokes. Henri-Edmond Cross (1856–1910) broke reality down into individual bits of chromatic information. He discovered the Côte d’Azur for painting. In collaboration with the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, the Museum Barberini presents the first retrospective in Germany of one of neo-impressionism’s most important figures.
Picasso: The Late Work. From the collection of Jacqueline Picasso
March 9 to June 16, 2019
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is considered to be the reinventor of art in the twentieth century. He set new standards in painting, sculpture, the graphic arts, and ceramics. Less well known are the works Picasso created in the final two decades of his life when he painted more portraits of his wife Jacqueline than any of his other models. Through the exhibition Picasso: The Late Work, it will be evident how Picasso keep being an innovator until the very end of his artistic production. All loans come from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso (1927-1986). Her daughter Catherine Hutin has made this rarely-seen collection available to the Museum Barberini show. The works were selected by guest curator Bernardo Laniado-Romero and include numerous pieces which have never before been exhibited in Germany as well as some presented for the first time.
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.