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.
Impressionism: The Hasso Plattner Collection
Since September 5, 2020
Beginning on September 5, 2020, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam will present a permanent display 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.
Impressionism in Russia: Dawn of the Avant-Garde
November 7, 2020, until February 14, 2021
West Meets East: The Orient in the Work of Rembrandt and His Dutch Contemporaries
March 13 until July 27, 2021
Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity
October 2, 2021 until January 16, 2022
Alter Markt, Humboldtstr. 5–6
Due to the renewed lockdown, the Museum Barberini will close for the period from November 2 to 29, 2020.
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.