Sculpture and Painting 13th-18th Century

01.01.2000 until further notice
Bode-Museum

The Skulpturensammlung is one of the largest collections of ancient sculpture in the world and is housed in the Bode-Museum on the Museumsinsel Berlin. The sculptures range in date from the early Middle Ages to the late 18th century and come from the German-speaking countries, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. Visitors are greeted by a wonderful variety of Italian masterworks, starting with medieval sculptures such as the Madonna by Presbyter Martinus and the 'Man of Sorrows' by Giovanni Pisano, and leading to works by masters of the early Renaissance. Glazed terracottas by Luca della Robbia, Donatello's 'Pazzi Madonna', and the portrait busts of Desiderio da Settignano and Mino da Fiesole form particular highlights in the collection.

Equally impressive are the German late Gothic sculptures, including such arresting works as Michel Erhart's 'Madonna of Mercy' ('Schutzmantelmadonna') and sculptures by Hans Multscher, Niclaus Gerhaert von Leyden, Tilman Riemenschneider, Hans Brüggemann, and Hans Leinberger. These are followed by works from the German Renaissance and Baroque periods, including small sculptures carved from alabaster and ivory. The collection ends with the particularly striking monumental warrior saints by Martin Zürn, dating from the time of the Thirty Years' War.

The Bode-Museum also boasts impressive examples of architectural sculpture. The Romanesque tribune from the Abbey Church in Gröningen, with its finely detailed figure-carving, is one of the German masterpieces of the period, while the animated sculptures of Andreas Schlüter and the group of six statues of military commanders, specifically made for the former Wilhelmplatz in Berlin, are representative of Berlin statuary of the 17th and 18th centuries. Rococo and Neoclassicism in Germany are exemplified with works by Ignaz Günther, Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer, Edmé Bouchardon, Pierre Puget, und Jean-Antoine Houdon.


One room adjoining the balcony of the Great Dome is dedicated to James Simon, the most important patron in the history of the Berlin museums, who endowed the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum/Skulpturensammlung with his important collection of medieval and Renaissance art. On the opposite side of the balcony stands a cabinet whose display commemorates the fires that engulfed the 'flak bunker' in Berlin-Friedrichshain in May 1945, resulting in the severe damage or total loss of many of the Skulpturensammlung's works.

On display for a period of three years is the Würth Kunstkammer, comprising 28 loans from the collection of the industrialist and contemporary patron of the arts Reinhold Würth, in a remarkable example of the commitment to the arts made by private individuals today. The loans are mainly small ivory pieces by 17th and 18th century artists such as Leonhard Kern, Zacharias Hegewald, Joachim Henne, Adam Lenckhardt, Paul Egell, and Christoph Daniel Schenck. Other highlights are a valuable 17th century amber altar and a silver sculpture, partially gilded, by Paulus Ättinger, representing Diana riding on a stag.

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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Jürgen Liepe

30.04.2016 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour

Im Vordergrund Pflanzen und Grün, die den Blick freigeben auf ein Liebespaar. Im Hintergrund Skulpturen im Bode-Museum.
© Foto: Dirk Matthesius

30.04.2016 20:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Opera performance

© Thomas Bartilla

01.05.2016 11:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt CC NC-BY-SA

07.05.2016 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour

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19.05.2016 18:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour

29.05.2016 11:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Concert

05.06.2016 11:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

19.08.2016 16:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

20.08.2016 16:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

23.08.2016 16:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

24.08.2016 16:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

25.08.2016 18:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

26.08.2016 16:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

27.08.2016 16:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

13.05.2016 16:00 Uhr
Neues Museum
Kid's academy

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Antje Voigt

14.05.2016 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt CC NC-BY-SA

28.05.2016 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

11.06.2016 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Jürgen Liepe

25.06.2016 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Valerie Schmidt
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Workshop

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Anika Büssemeier
Antike Mythen


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Das Porträt


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Die Sprache der Skulpturen


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Woran erkennt man Kunststile?


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Woraus die Kunst gemacht ist


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Visitor entrance

Am Kupfergraben
10117 Berlin


U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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The Gobelins tapestry room is only open on weekends and public holidays.

The upstairs galleries of the permanent exhibitions and the exhibtion "ONE GOD - Abraham's Legacy on the Nile" downstairs open at 11:00 a.m.

The exhibition "Holbein in Berlin. The Madonna from the Würth Collection and Masterpieces of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin" (21 January – 8 May 2016), Gallery 258, opens at 10:00 a.m.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

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