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Picasso in Dialogue: Guided Tours at the Museum Barberini, Potsdam and at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Museum Berggruen

The Heinz Berggruen Collection at the museum of the same name holds an important collection of works by Pablo Picasso that are part of the Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The Museum Berggruen is also one of few museums able to offer viewers the opportunity to view and experience the entire oeuvre of this seminal 20th century artist. Its spectrum begins with a drawing Picasso made in youth, dated 1897, touches on each of his stylistic periods, and ends with the artist’s late works in the 1970s.

In the exhibition "Picasso. The Late Work", the Museum Barberini in Potsdam is presenting rarely shown works from the final two decades of the artist’s creative output. The ensemble originates from the collection of Christine Hutin, Picasso’s stepdaughter though his second and last wife, Jacqueline.

During the first half of 2019 audiences in Berlin and Potsdam are being given a rare opportunity to intensively engage with Picasso’s oeuvre. Although a tour of the Museum Berggruen leads through all of Picasso’s stylistic periods, the emphasis is on the early decades of the artist’s career. The exhibition of Picasso’s late work at the Museum Barberini thus offers a welcome augmentation and a chance to familiarise oneself with the artist’s late works on a much deeper level. In the context of a cooperation between the Nationalgalerie and the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, the two presentations mark a new level of collaboration between the two locations.

Picasso x 2 – Guided Tour in Berlin and Potsdam

This tour links the two exhibition locations: It begins at the Museum Berggruen and continues at the Museum Barberini, led by the same guide. Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements to get from Berlin-Charlottenburg to Potsdam.

Sat, 6 April and Sat, 11 May 2019 / 2:30 pm / Museum Berggruen, Berlin

  • Participation fee: 4 EUR plus admission
  • Limited number of participants (reservations required)
  • Meeting point: Entrance lobby

Same-day tour: 5 pm / Museum Barberini, Potsdam

  • Participation fee: 3 EUR plus admission
  • Meeting point: Entrance lobby

The price of the tour is 7 EUR. Guided tours at the Museum Barberini are to be paid on site.

Picasso in Dialogue: Museum Barberini and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Picasso’s late work was created under the influence of contemporary developments and in dialogue with the oeuvres of other artists – spanning from the Old Masters to Picasso’s own time. The collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin offer many examples of these influences. Guided tours led by directors and curators through the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Museum Barberini in Potsdam point out these connections.

  • Weds / 4:30 pm / 20 March 2019 at the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Ortrud Westheider, Museum Barberini
  • Weds / 4:30 pm / 27 March 2019 at the Museum Berggruen – Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gabriel Montua, Museum Berggruen
  • Weds / 4:30 pm / 3 April 2019 at the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neville Rowley, Gemäldegalerie
  • Weds / 4:30 pm / 10 April 2019 at the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Dagmar Korbacher, Kupferstichkabinett
  • Weds / 4:30 pm / 17 April 2019 at the Bode-Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Volker Krahn, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

“Picasso in Dialogue” Special Event Series (booking)

  • Participation fee: 4 EUR plus plus admission
  • Limited number of participants (reservations required)
  • Meeting point: Entrance lobby

Information and Booking: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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