We wish you a blessed Christmas
and all the best for the year 2022.
Another extraordinary year is drawing to a close. 2021 has brought us many eventful months: beautiful exhibitions and special events, many innovations in the digital field, museum Sundays with a creative print workshop with great visitor interest and surprising, small to large gifts for our collection as well as support for the upcoming relocation through generous private donations and project funding. Our heartfelt thanks go to all of you who have supported us and the museum in so many ways during the challenging Corona period.
2021 in pictures
For the holidays ahead and the turn of the year, our house is open for you to visit the museum. We are open daily between 11 am and 4 pm – except for the closing days on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Until January 9, 2022, we are presenting a special exhibition on the draftsman Heinrich Zille with rarely shown works from a private collection in Berlin.
You will now find Käthe Kollwitz’s late work in a new hanging in our beautiful Kuppelsaal, which provides the wall space to show her last two major cycles – “War” and “Death” – together in one room. A haunting and moving presentation.
Heinrich Zille, Straßenmädchen, 1902, Farbradierung ©Privatsammlung
We welcome the new year at the end of January with a special exhibition on two outstanding female artists of the Weimar Republic.
BETWEEN SUCCESS AND EXILE
Lotte Jacobi & Lotte Reiniger
Impressive works by the well-known photographer Lotte Jacobi are presented, who photographed numerous famous personalities of Berlin’s cultural life in the 1920s, including portraits of Käthe Kollwitz and her nieces.
Silhouette artist and filmmaker Lotte Reiniger released her first feature-length animated film, “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”, in 1926, putting her well ahead of even Walt Disney. Produced in Potsdam from 1923 to 1926, the film enjoyed great success far beyond Berlin..
After the National Socialists came to power, Jacobi and Reiniger, like many of their colleagues, went into exile. Reiniger’s silhouettes, like Jacobi’s photographic portraits, are an indispensable part of Berlin during the Weimar Republic – their works, mainly from this period, are presented together for the first time in an exhibition.
Lotte Reiniger, 1926 Stadtmuseum Tübingen © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
The realization of the special exhibition and the accompanying publication is thanks to funding by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. It will be the last one at the current location in Fasanenstraße, because 2022 will be marked by the museum’s move to the Theater building at Charlottenburg Palace.