2020 highlights

2020 highlights

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

(1) Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and Skulpturensammlung up to 1800. © SKD. (2) Christa Petroff-Bohne. © SKD. (3) Gerhard Richter, 27.11.2018. © Gerhard Richter 2019 (25102019). (4) Ernst Barlach, Bettlerin Ekta, 1906. © SKD. (5) Kinderbiennale. © SKD.

January 24, 2020
2020 highlights
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Reopening of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) and Skulpturensammlung (Sculpture Collection) up to 1800
February 29, 2020

Following several years of refurbishment, reconstruction and part closures, the Semperbau will reopen with an entirely new permanent exhibition. World-famous masterpieces such as Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, Rembrandt’s Ganymede and Bernardo Bellotto’s Dresden vedutas will act as points of reference. The design concept of the space will follow the principle of hanging paintings according to geographical origin and school and will highlight important themes within each period. The exhibition will also emphasise the fruitful mutual interaction between painting and sculpture by the integration of the pre-1800 sculpture collection into the route through the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.

Beauty of Form. The Designer Christa Petroff-Bohne
April 25–November 1, 2020

Christa Petroff-Bohne is one of the most important designers of German post-war history: For over forty years she was responsible for ceramics and basic training at the School of Art in Weissensee, inspiring generations of designers. Just as her own work stands out for its temporal elegance, proportion, harmony and order have always been central themes of her teaching. The exhibition not only presents Petroff-Bohne’s work in a comprehensive form, but also pays special attention to her work as a university teacher. 

Gerhard Richter
February 8-May 3, 2020; May 9–July 30, 2020

In 2020 the Gerhard Richter Archive of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden presents two exhibitions of the great master: Gerhard Richter. Neue Zeichnungen 2017 bis 2019 shows for the first time 62 mostly small-format drawings by Richter, which were created after a longer break between 2017 and 2019. The second exhibition Gerd Richter. 1961/62 focuses on the years 1961/62 and thus on the time after Richter’s transition from the GDR to the Federal Republic of Germany and his first year in Düsseldorf.

On Ernst Barlach‘s 150. Birthday. A Retrospektive
May 16–August 30, 2020

On the occasion of the 150th birthday of the German expressionist sculptor, draughtsman, graphic artist and author Ernst Barlach (1870–1938), the first comprehensive retrospective of his highly influential oeuvre will take place in Dresden. One focus will be on his early work, still influenced by Art Nouveau, which has so far not been shown in exhibitions, and on Barlach’s student days in Dresden from 1891 to 1894 as a student of the sculptor Robert Diez (1844–1922). Other topics include his ostracism as “degenerate” during the National Socialist era and his reception and high level of recognition in both German states after 1945.  

Kinderbiennale – Embracing Nature
September 12, 2020–February 21, 2021

Following the success of the first Kinderbiennale, it will enter its second round in 2020: While in 2018 it was dreams and history, this time the focus will be on humankind in its natural environment. The focus will be on plant organisms, especially the tree, and the impact of humans on their environment. The participative and interactive artworks will again be selected in cooperation with the children’s advisory board. The Biennale is a cooperation between the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the National Gallery Singapore.

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