Currently, only selected museums, exhibitions and institutions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are open to the public. Visits to any of these venues require a time-slot ticket. You can purchase these online or at the ticket counters in the museums. Read more

Past exhibitions

On view is: Short-sleeved black kimono with mon (family emblems), Taishō period (1912-1926), painted silk (yūzen-technique)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, permanent loan from the MCH Foundation, Hammonds Collection / MCH-Stiftung, Sammlung Hammonds, Fulvio Zanettini

Vis à vis. Asia Meets Europe

15.12.2017 to 30.04.2019

Maler Josef Block in seinem Atelier, Berlin, um 1904, in: Jahresband Berliner Leben Zeitschrift für Schönheit und Kunst, 1904
© Foto: Klaus-Dieter Spangenberg

Research in the Kunstbibliothek. The Painter Josef Block

15.12.2017 to 28.01.2018

On view is: Willi Baumeister, Bild T 21 (Picture T 21) (detail), 1922
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Reinhard Saczewski

Willi Baumeister. The Draftsman
Figure and Abstraction in the Works on Paper

09.12.2017 to 08.04.2018

On view is: Karl Krumbholz, Das vegetabile Ornament (Vegetal Ornament), Dresden 1880
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke

Form Follows Flower
Moritz Meurer, Karl Blossfeldt & Co.

20.10.2017 to 14.01.2018

On view is: Unidentified Painter, Portrait of Dawaci, 佚名 達瓦斉像, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–1795), ca 1756, Oil on Korean paper, Ethnologisches Museum – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, I D 22242
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Waltraut Schneider-Schütz

Faces of China
Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368–1912)

12.10.2017 to 07.01.2018

On view is: Chinese ladies playing a board game, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736–1795), 2nd half 18th c., watercolour and opaque watercolour on silk.
© Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg

Exchanging Gazes
Between China and Europe 1669–1907

29.09.2017 to 07.01.2018

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), Martin Luther as Augustinian Monk, 1520, copper engraving
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett

Luther Pictures
Prints and Drawings from the Kupferstichkabinett

26.09.2017 to 14.01.2018

On view is: Jean Fouquet, Diptych of Etienne Chevalier, c. 1455, right panel: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels, oak, 95 x 85.5 cm
© Antwerpen, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten

Jean Fouquet. The Melun Diptych

15.09.2017 to 07.01.2018

On view is: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, La Chaîne Simpson (Detail), 1896
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / Dietmar Katz

CYCLING! 200 Years of Bicycle Motifs at the Kunstbibliothek

10.08.2017 to 14.09.2017

Edvard Munch (1863-1944), „Geigenkonzert“, 1903, Lithographie (Feder, Kreide)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Jörg-P. Anders

We Set the Tone. Pictures of Music from Mantegna to Matisse

21.07.2017 to 05.11.2017

Käthe Kollwitz, Aufruhr, 1899
© bpk / Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Jörg P. Anders

On Art and Connoisseurship
In Memory of Max J. Friedländer – A Key Figure in the History of Berlin Museums

27.06.2017 to 24.09.2017

On view is: Visual 100 Best Posters 16, design by: Yuan Wang
© Yuan Wang

100 Best Posters 16: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

16.06.2017 to 02.07.2017

Entwerter/Oder 100, 2016
© Uwe Warnke

Entwerter/Oder 100

19.05.2017 to 16.07.2017

Zu sehen ist: In neuem Licht. Werke in der Wandelhalle, Ausstellungsansicht, Gemäldegalerie.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Foto: David von Becker

In A New Light: Works in the Central Hall

17.05.2017 to late 2018

Maria Sibylla Merian, Chinese Vase with Roses, Poppies and Carnations (detail), c. 1670–1680
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz

Maria Sibylla Merian and the Tradition of Flower Illustration

07.04.2017 to 02.07.2017

Alchemy. The Great Art
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Alchemy. The Great Art

06.04.2017 to 23.07.2017

On view is: Jacques de Gheyn, Rose Twig, detail, pen-and-ink drawing in brown ink, 1620
© Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The Charm of the Small
Studies of Nature in Holland’s Golden Age

21.03.2017 to 25.06.2017

Stanley Wong, Redwhiteblue here there everywhere, 2015, Siebdruck, Offset, 21,5 x 31 cm
© Stanley Wong, 2016 / Photo: hesign, Berlin

Writing Pictures – Picture Writing. Chinese Poster and Book Design Today

03.03.2017 to 28.05.2017

Gold Projections, Film still
© Joe Ramirez

Joe Ramirez. The Gold Projections

07.02.2017 to 19.02.2017

Nora Schattauer, Werkheft Nr. 35 Kreise, 2012
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

Nora Schattauer. 50 Workbooks

03.02.2017 to 30.04.2017

Uli Richter Revisited – Modedenker, Lehrer, Inspiration, Ausstellungsansicht, 2016
© Kunstgewerbemuseum / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

Uli Richter Revisited – Fashion Visionary, Teacher, Inspiration

02.12.2016 to 23.04.2017

Realisierungswettbewerb "Neue Nationalgalerie. Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts"
© Andreas Dimmler /

Design Competition Neue Nationalgalerie. Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts

18.11.2016 to 08.01.2017

On view is: Hieronymus Bosch, St. John on Patmos (detail), ca. 1500
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Hieronymus Bosch and His Pictorial World in the 16th and 17th century

11.11.2016 to 19.03.2017

Adolph Menzel, Versüßte Knechtschaft, Aus dem „Kinderalbum“, 1883
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Jörg P. Anders

Romanticism and Modernism
Drawing as an Art Form – from Caspar David Friedrich to Vincent van Gogh

24.09.2016 to 15.01.2017

On view is: Satirical allegories of the liberal arts: sculpture (detail), designed by Wilhelm Christian Meyer, manufactured by KPM Berlin
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Fotostudio Bartsch, Berlin

KPM – Sculpture on a Small Scale
Berlin Porcelain Figurines from 1751 to 1825

15.09.2016 to 28.01.2018

On view is: Ferruccio Busoni
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Free Musical Art!

04.09.2016 to 08.01.2017