SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER. Andreas Schlüter and Baroque Berlin

from: 04.04.2014 to: 13.07.2014
Bode-Museum

Hailed in his own lifetime as the "Northern Michelangelo", Andreas Schlüter (1659/60 - 1714) was a baroque artist par excellence. Like the Italian master before him, Schlüter worked not only as a sculptor but also as an architect and designer of complex interior decorations that provided Berlin-Cölln, the burgeoning electoral seat, with its first sheen of European glamour.

To mark the 300th anniversary of Schlüter's death, the Bode-Museum on the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) has put together the first-ever comprehensive exhibition on this important Berlin artist, a show that also includes items on loan from abroad.

The exhibition addresses all aspects of Andreas Schlüter's varied career. Consisting of 230 objects ranging from sculpture, paintings and drawings to architectural sculpture and hand-crafted works, the exhibition resurrects the old, baroque centre of Berlin and allows Schlüter's works to be seen in relation to those of his Italian and French influences, artists such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francois Girardon.

The show is also very timely, coinciding with the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace, which was built to plans drawn up by Schlüter.

A palace building-site hut

While works are proceeding on the Palace building site the Bode Museum is providing visitors with a fascinating insight into the sculptor's art. On the bay of the Monbijou Bridge, across from the Museum entrance, a Palace sculptor is currently working on a piece that will eventually adorn the façade. Visitors can gain a firsthand impression of the complexity of this highly creative craft, one that has changed little since Schlüter's day.

The exhibition across the city

Pay a visit, too, to the exhibition's "satellites" and savour works by Schlüter that have been preserved at their original locations.

Admire the grisly naturalism of Schlüter's heads of dying warriors, which grace the façade of the Zeughaus (Deutsches Historisches Museum).

Across from Museum Island is the Palace building site with its sample façade reflecting Schlüter's design. The best view of the site is from the Humboldt-Box. From there it is a few steps to the Berliner Dom, which contains the sarcophagi of Schlüter's patron, King Frederick I, and the royal consort, Queen Sophie Charlotte.

Prime examples of baroque splendour are provided by the pulpit in the Marienkirche and the formidable entrance to the Männlich crypt, erected in the Nicolaikirche by Schlüter in memory of his friend, the court goldsmith Daniel Männlich, and his family.

Somewhat removed from the old city centre, outside Charlottenburg Palace, stands the statue of the Great Elector on horseback. The horse-and-rider ensemble was originally located on the Lange Brücke, which opened onto Palace Square.

An  additional attraction is on display in a branch of the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) in Köpenick Palace on the outskirts of the city: here can be found the only remaining original section of stucco ceiling from the Berlin Palace. The relic was the work of court stucco artist Giovanni Simonetti, a close colleague of Andreas Schlüter.

Exhibition website

Guest 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)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)<p><strong>Low-carbon public transport connections</strong><br /><a href="http://www.greenmobility.de/berlin/museumsinsel/public-transport" target="_blank">Local traffic</a><br /><a href="http://www.greenmobility.de/berlin/museumsinsel/home?lang=en" target="_blank">Long distance</a></p>

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

Opening Time on Holiday under Plan your visit
Information:

The temporary exhibition "SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER. Andreas Schlüter and Baroque Berlin" is open from 10 a.m.

Upper floor and the exhibition "Treasures of Faith" are open from 11 a.m., Gobelinsaal closed Tue-Fri.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

temporary exhibition Andreas Schlüter and Bode-Museum
12 EUR reduced 6
Onlineshop: 11 EUR reduced 5,50
Buy ticket

area ticket Museum Island Berlin
18,00 EUR reduced 9,00
Onlineshop: 17,00 EUR reduced 8,50
Buy ticket

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

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

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

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

Jahreskarte Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Ab 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

Detail

24.04.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

No Image avaliable

Detail

24.04.2014 18:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Lecture

Detail

27.04.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

27.04.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

01.05.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

04.05.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

04.05.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

08.05.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

results: 34 | displayed 1 - 8 |

Detail

11.05.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

11.05.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

15.05.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

18.05.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

18.05.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

22.05.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

No Image avaliable

Detail

22.05.2014 18:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Lecture

Detail

25.05.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

results: 34 | displayed 9 - 16 |

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

25.05.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

29.05.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

01.06.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

01.06.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

No Image avaliable

Detail

05.06.2014 13:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Lecture

Detail

05.06.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

08.06.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

08.06.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

results: 34 | displayed 17 - 24 |

Detail

12.06.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

No Image avaliable

Detail

12.06.2014 18:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Lecture

Detail

15.06.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

15.06.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

19.06.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

22.06.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

22.06.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

Detail

26.06.2014 17:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

results: 34 | displayed 25 - 32 |

City Walk: Schlüter's imprint on the city

29.06.2014 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Guided tour

No Image avaliable

Detail

03.07.2014 18:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Lecture

results: 34 | displayed 33 - 34 |

Detail

26.04.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop

Detail

10.05.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop

Detail

24.05.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop

Detail

28.06.2014 14:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Workshop

results: 4 | displayed 1 - 4 |

SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER. Andreas Schlüter und das barocke Berlin.
Vorbereitung der Ausstellung läuft auf Hochtouren

14.02.2014

Behind the curtain: restoration work for the exhibition "SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER. Andreas Schlüter und das barocke Berlin".

21.03.2014

Cranes, Vans, and Sculptures! The exhibition 'Andreas Schlüter and Baroque Berlin' in construction.

21.03.2014

From one end of Germany to the other. Transport of painting for 'SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER - Andreas Schlüter and Baroque Berlin'

25.03.2014

We're in the final sprint! Assembly of the Great Silver Buffet for 'SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER - Andreas Schlüter and Baroque Berlin'

29.03.2014

05.04.2014