Art from Africa
The Ethnological Museum presents its new permanent exhibition of "Art from Africa", starting from 27 August 2005. These masterpieces could previously be seen at the exhibition "Art from Africa" in Brazil in 2003/2004. That exhibition attracted more than a million visitors, and won two awards.
The concept, arrangement and presentation of the exhibition emphasises the significance of art as a central component of the different cultures of Africa. It is arranged in four large groups, starting with an introduction to aspects of the African history of art, followed by figures, performance and design.
The new permanent exhibition makes clear that art from Africa has its own art-historical development, which the Western world failed to understand or recognise for a long time. African art was instead regarded as primitive - a stigma based on the ideology of the colonial age.
Beyond that the exhibition points out that art from Africa, in addition to its religious significance, had a multiplicity of functions in African societies.
Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
U-Bahn U3 (Dahlem-Dorf)
Bus M11, X83 (U Dahlem-Dorf); 101 (Limonenstraße); 110 (Domäne Dahlem)
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Ethnologisches Museum, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Museum Europäischer Kulturen :
during BerlinBiennale (29 May 2014 - 03 August 2014) opened:
Tue - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat, Sun, Holiday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
JuniorMuseum: Sat and Sun opened from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Tue to Fri only for booked groups.
Upper floor open from 11 a.m.
Please notice: The exhibition "Art from Arfrica" will end 2 June 2013.
Other parts are open: "Kamerun-Thron", "Africa in Berlin", "Das Königreich Benin" and "Bamum. Tradition und Innovation im Karemuner Land".
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
area ticket Dahlem
8,00 EUR Concessions 4,00
Onlineshop: 7,00 EUR Concessions 3,50
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