Extended Opening Hours for 'Renaissance Faces’
The number of visitors flocking to see the 'Renaissance Faces' exhibition at the Bode Museum on the Museum Island Berlin has remained constantly high, even eight days after the opening. By five o'clock on 1 September, a staggering 15,000 visitors had already seen the show.
Due to the overwhelming visitor demand, the National Museums in Berlin has decided to take the initial step of extending the opening hours, with immediate effect, starting this weekend.
As of Saturday, 3 September 2011, the following opening times apply:
Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thur-Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Information on ticket sales at the ticket office on the day:
1 Visitors purchase day tickets from the museum ticket office. Each ticket comes with an individual admissions number that will determine their admission time.
2 On the large screens in front of and in the Bode Museum, visitors can follow where their admissions number is in the 'virtual queue'. Visitors can also see which number is currently being called up by checking online, at: www.smb.museum/gesichter
3 Once their admissions number appears on the screen, visitors are free to enter the 'Renaissance Faces' exhibition on the museum's upper floor.
4 Visitors can spend as long as they want in the exhibition, until the museum closes.
is coming to Berlin!
The 'Lady with an Ermine' will be the sensational highlight of the 'Renaissance Faces' exhibition and will be on show for a limited time only, until 31 October.
The painting depicts the young Cecilia Gallerani, the mistress of the Duke of Milan, Lodovico Sforza. Its inclusion in the show presents a unique opportunity for visitors to experience for themselves the mysterious aura of this exquisite work! The trace of an imperceptible smile can be found on the lips of this beautiful woman. Has her lover just called her? And what significance does the ermine carry, whose fur Cecilia is stroking? These are just some of the questions the picture raises.
The chance to experience Leonardo's art in the original is bound to be a spellbinding occasion.
Leonardo da Vinci, Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani) 1489/90, Oil on panel, Krakow, Czartoryski Foundation, © Scala Bildarchiv, Milan.
First Exhibition-Clips online
The first Trailers for the great Exhibition "Gesichter der Renaissance" is available on the YouTube-Channel of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Book them now
You can book your VIP- or Early-Bird-Ticket for the exhibition now.
Remarkable Underdrawing Discovered
A technical examination of Filippo Lippi's profile portrait of a woman, infrared reflectography revealed the underdrawing beneath the paint, with an astonishing result: the lady's hands were originally folded in her lap; Lippi decided only in a later stage to place her hand on her décolleté.
Center for Literary and Cultural Research
23 - 25 March 2010
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz
15.30-17.30 Hans Belting (ZKM Karlsruhe), Das Portrait als Maske des Gesichts Thomas Macho (HU Berlin), Gesichtsübermalungen
17.30 Coffee break
18.00-20.00 Gottfried Boehm (Uni Basel), Das Gesicht, das wir sind. Portrait und Identität Angelika Neuwirth (FU Berlin), Kreis, Quadrat und Kalligraphie - Das Porträt des Propheten Muhammad in der Vormoderne
10.00-11.00 Helmut Lethen (IKK Wien), Das Lächeln der Höflichkeit
11.00 Coffee break
11.30-13.30 Sigrid Weigel (ZfL), Tränen im Gesicht Monika Wagner (Uni Hamburg), Farben des Gesichts
15.00-17.00 Katharina Sykora (HBK Braunschweig): Doppeltes Auge, letzter Blick Thomas Levin (Princeton): Face Time
17.00 Coffee break
17.30-19.30 Georges Didi-Huberman (EHSS Paris), Politique du cadre Jeanette Kohl (UC Riverside), Faces. In different places
10.30-12.30 Albrecht Koschorke (Uni Konstanz), Zur Kulturgeschichte der Nase Carlo Ginzburg (SNS Pisa), Side glances. A note on Machiavelli
14.00-16.00 Gerhard Neumann (FU Berlin / IFK Wien), Lesbarkeit des Gesichts in Heines "Florentinischen Nächten" Irit Rogoff (Goldsmith College London): On the face of …
17.30 Heinrich Heine: Längst vergessene Gesichter A Collage by Klaus Briegleb, read by Hanns Zischler
"Gesichter der Renaissance"
Exhibition-Highlight of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 2011
by curator Dr. Stefan Weppelmann
Date: Friday, March 12, 2010, 15:00 Location: Culture Conference Lounge (Halle 10.2)
(Than One Hundred Masterpieces)
As part of the exhibition Renaissance Faces, the Bode-Museum in Berlin will present approximately 150 high-quality exhibits, including unqualified masterpieces of Italian portraiture. In addition to famous paintings, it will include impressive portrait busts, reliefs, subtle drawings, and medals.
Art for Lunch
Guided Tour with Dr. Dagmar Korbacher Theme: "The Fairest of them all! Sandro Botticelli's Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci" (in German)
Date: Jan. 1, 2010, 11:30
Meeting Point: Information Desk
Extra Fee: None
Entrance: 8,- Euro, reduced 4,- Euro, children under 16 free