Paintings from the 13th to 18th century

01.01.2000 until further notice
Gemäldegalerie

The Gemäldegalerie possesses one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 13th to 18th century. After the collection was founded in 1830, it was systematically built up and perfected. The exhibition includes masterpieces by artists from every age of art history such as van Eyck, Bruegel, Dürer, Raphael, Tizian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Vermeer and Rembrandt.

This newly built museum is situated at the Kulturforum. It has about 7,000 square metres of exhibition space. A complete tour of the 72 rooms covers almost two kilometres. Two of the major sections are formed by Italian painting from the 13th to 16th century and Netherlandish painting of the 15th and 16th century.

Old German painting of the Late Gothic and Renaissance eras is represented by such great masters as Konrad Witz, Albrecht Dürer, Baldung Grien, Cranach and Holbein. The octagonal Rembrandt room enjoys a key position at the heart of the museum. The sixteen works by this artist form one of the largest and highest quality collections of Rembrandt paintings. They are flanked by additional gems of Dutch and Flemish painting of the 17th century. Portraits, genre paintings, interiors, landscapes and still-lifes illustrate certain artists' preferences for particular types of themes.

Italian, French, German and English painting of the 18th century is presented in six rooms. This splendid collection of paintings includes works by Canaletto, Watteau, Pesne and Gainsborough.

The main gallery contains one thousand masterpieces. These paintings are complemented by four hundred works in a study gallery on the lower floor. Visitors also have access to a digital gallery with computerized information in German, English and French. Audio-tours are also available in German and English.

The Heinz Kuckei Collection in the Gemäldegalerie

The Gemäldegalerie is currently presenting 10 loans from the Heinz Kuckei Collections Foundation. The small ensemble of high quality Dutch paintings from the 17th century includes works from Jan Steen, Jan Davisz. de Heem and the Rembrandt workshop.

The Berlin collector Heinz Kuckei (1918-2010) began buying paintings by Dutch masters in the 1970s, building on a collection that his father-in-law Walter Heilgendorff (1882-1945) had already founded in the 1920s. Heilgendorff was advised by Wilhelm von Bode and Max J. Friedländer, which is reflected in his fondness for Dutch paintings. Under precarious conditions, Heilgendorff rescued the collection over World War II, and so his son-in-law Heinz Kuckei was able to continue the tradition and expand the collection.

The generous loan continues the close relationship that has connected the Kuckei Collection, since its beginnings, to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It provides the opportunity to highlight the eventful story behind this private collection that also reflects a chapter of Berlin’s history. Starting on June 26th 2018, the 100th birthday of Heinz Kuckei, the ten loans from the private collection will be on display in the Wandelhalle, the central exhibition hall of the Gemäldegalerie, before being integrated into the museum’s collection in early 2019.

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Jan van Eyck: Madonna in der Kirche, um 1440

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



Thu 25.04.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Expert talk
More Dates : Thu 30.05.2019   Thu 27.06.2019  

Adriaen van de Velde: Flache Flusslandschaft, o.J.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders



Sat 27.04.2019 11:30 am
Gemäldegalerie
Tandem guided tour
More Dates : Sat 25.05.2019   Sat 15.06.2019  

Gemäldegalerie
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

Sun 28.04.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Wed 01.05.2019   Sun 05.05.2019   Sun 12.05.2019   Mehr

Gemäldegalerie
© Tours for individual visitors in English

Sun 28.04.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Sun 26.05.2019   Sun 23.06.2019  

Paris Bordone: Mars und Venus, von Vulkan überrascht, um 1548/50
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders


Thu 02.05.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Michiel Coxcie: Die Anbetung des mystischen Lammes, 1558
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Sat 04.05.2019 11:30 am
Gemäldegalerie
Tandem guided tour
More Dates : Sat 08.06.2019  

Jan Jansz. van Uyl d. Ä., Stilleben mit Zinnkanne und Stangenglas in einer Mauernische, o. J., Öl auf Eichenholz
© bpk / Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Volker-H. Schneider

Tue 07.05.2019 11:00 am
Kulturforum
Academy: lectures on art and culture (over several days)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Thu 09.05.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Sat 11.05.2019 11:30 am
Gemäldegalerie
Tandem guided tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Thu 16.05.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Giotto di Bondone, Die Grablegung Mariae, Eigentum des Kaiser Friedrich Museumsvereins, 
um 1310
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Gemäldegalerie / Eigentum des Kaiser Friedrich Museumsvereins / Jörg P. Anders

Fri 17.05.2019 03:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Academy: conversations on art and culture (over several days)


Lucas Cranach d.Ä: Adam und Eva im Paradies (Sündenfall), 1533.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Tue 21.05.2019 02:30 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Exhibition talk

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Thu 23.05.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Jan van Eyck: Madonna in der Kirche, um 1440
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Sat 01.06.2019 11:30 am
Gemäldegalerie
Tandem guided tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Thu 06.06.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Thu 13.06.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Andrea Mantegna. Der Heilige Markus, um 1448 – 1451, Leinwand, 81,1 x 63,6 cm
© Städel Museum - U. Edelmann/ARTOTHEK

Thu 13.06.2019 06:00 pm
Kulturforum
Expert talk | Lecture

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Thu 20.06.2019 06:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Sat 29.06.2019 11:30 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour | Tandem guided tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Anika Büssemeier

Sun 28.04.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Exhibition talk
More Dates : Sun 12.05.2019   Sun 26.05.2019   Sun 09.06.2019   Mehr

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Aktzeichnen


Workshop

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Blumen-Detektive


Workshop

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Copy Monster


Workshop

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Eigentum des Kaiser Friedrich Museumsvereins / Jörg P. Anders
Das Handwerk der Alten Meister


Ausstellungsgespräch

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Anika Büssemeier
Der Goldene Schnitt


Ausstellungsgespräch

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


Ausstellungsgespräch

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Die Metamorphosen des Ovid


Ausstellungsgespräch

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Engel


Workshop

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


Ausstellungsgespräch

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


Workshop

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


Workshop

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Eigentum des Kaiser Friedrich Museumsvereins / Foto: Jörg P. Anders
Fünf Sinne


Ausstellungsgespräch

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Mein ganzer Körper malt


Workshop

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


Ausstellungsgespräch

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Renaissance


Ausstellungsgespräch

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


Ausstellungsgespräch

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Tierisch beste Freunde


Workshop

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Unglaublich fruchtig und ziemlich still


Workshop

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


Workshop

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Von Pass- bis Familienbild: Porträts


Ausstellungsgespräch

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


Ausstellungsgespräch

Botticelli, Dürer, Rembrandt

Gemäldegalerie
Führung (60 min)

Botticelli, Dürer, Rembrandt

Gemäldegalerie
Führung (60 min) englisch

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