Surreal Worlds

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

The Collection Scharf-Gerstenberg is exhibiting excellent works by the Surrealists and their forerunners. Paintings, sculptures and works on paper are being exhibited on three floors under the title "Surreal Worlds". The spectrum of artists ranges from Piranesi, Goya, Klinger and Redon to Dalí, Magritte, Max Ernst and Dubuffet.

The history of fantastical art is traced in more than 250 works. Surrealism, a movement seeking to renew art whose principles were proclaimed in a manifesto by André Breton in the Paris of 1924, is at the centre of the collection.
Nearly all members of the group of Surrealists are represented by selected works in the collection. There are larger groups of works, in particular, by René Magritte, Max Ernst and Hans Bellmer, but also by Wols and Paul Klee. The central pictorial strategies of Surrealism, such as combinatorics, metamorphosis and pure psychic automatism are illustrated by numerous virtuoso examples.
Surrealism has its place in a significant line of tradition in occidental art. The earliest works in the collection include Piranesi's illustrations of fantastical dungeon architecture as well as the nightmarish ghostly figures in Goya's etchings. French Symbolism of the late 19th century is represented by paintings of Odilon Redon and Gustave Moreau, as is its German counterpart in the form of graphic cycles of Max Klinger.
The spectrum of art on exhibit is augmented by a film programme which includes both the classic surrealist films of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí as well as films by contemporary artists who draw upon Surrealism or use its formal instruments in their work.

The image shows: NationalgalerieNationalgalerie

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Visitor entrance

Schloßstraße 70
14059 Berlin


U-Bahn U2 (Sophie-Charlotte-Platz); U7 (Richard-Wagner-Platz)
S-Bahn S41, S42, S46 (Westend)
Bus M45, 309 (Schloß Charlottenburg); 109 (Luisenplatz / Schloß Charlottenburg)

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

admission ticket Museum Berggruen + Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
10,00 EUR Concessions 5,00
Onlineshop: 9,00 EUR Concessions 4,50
Buy ticket

area ticket Charlottenburg price
12,00 EUR Concessions 6,00
Onlineshop: 11,00 EUR Concessions 5,50
Buy ticket

museum pass Berlin 3-day-ticket valid for Berlin museums, possibly extra payment for temporary exhibitions
24,00 EUR Concessions 12,00

annual ticket Basic permanent exhibitions, valid to certain times
25,00 EUR Concessions

annual ticket Classic temporary exhibitions not included
50,00 EUR Concessions 25,00

annual ticket Classic Plus including temporary exhibitions hosted by the National Museums in Berlin
100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00

Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR
Annual Tickets

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
service@smb.museum

Offers for

No image available

Detail

02.08.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

Detail

14.08.2014 19:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Film season

Detail

16.08.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

No image available

Detail

30.08.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

Detail

11.09.2014 19:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Film season

Detail

13.09.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

No image available

Detail

27.09.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

No image available

Detail

25.10.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

results: 12 | displayed 1 - 8 |
No image available

Detail

08.11.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

Detail

15.11.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

No image available

Detail

22.11.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

Detail

13.12.2014 15:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Guided tour

results: 12 | displayed 9 - 12 |

Detail

19.08.2014 11:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

results: 1 | displayed 1 - 1 |
No image available

Detail

06.09.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

No image available

Detail

20.09.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

No image available

Detail

04.10.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

No image available

Detail

18.10.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

No image available

Detail

01.11.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

No image available

Detail

15.11.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

No image available

Detail

06.12.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

No image available

Detail

20.12.2014 14:00 Uhr
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Workshop

results: 8 | displayed 1 - 8 |