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Edvard Munch, Rot und Weiß, 1899–1900
© Foto: MUNCH, Oslo / Halvor Bjørngård

Edvard Munch (1863–1944) challenged his contemporaries with the radical modernity of his paintings, especially in Berlin, where the Norwegian Symbolist exerted a big influence around the turn of the century. The exhibition “Magic of the North” is a partnership with the MUNCH in Oslo. It tells the story of Edvard Munch and Berlin, illustrated by paintings, prints and photographs.

The German capital was in the grip of a fervour for all things Nordic. Even the conservative Association of Berlin Artists invited the young artist, as yet unknown, to put on a solo exhibition in 1892. Viewers were shocked by the bright colours and perceived the paintings as sketchy. The show was forced to close shortly after opening. Munch’s works polarised people. The artist delighted in this public attention. He moved to the Spree, living and working in the city again and again between 1892 and 1908. The “Munch Affair”, as the press sardonically labelled the scandal, is seen as the beginning of Modernism in Berlin.

With about 60 exhibitions between 1892 and 1933, Berlin proved to be one of the most important European hotspots in Munch’s career. Here he found artists, gallery owners, intellectuals and collectors to promote his work.

On the banks of the Spree, Munch’s works were not just the parting shot for modern art. They also transformed conventional thinking about the “magic of the North” (Stefan Zweig). Romantic and naturalist notions of fjord landscapes gave way to the psychological density of Munch’s visual cosmos. During the Nazi dictatorship from 1933, the painter was at first celebrated by cultural politicians as a “great Nordic artist”, only to become an early victim of the defamatory campaign against “degenerate” art.

The exhibition embraces about 80 works by Edvard Munch. They are joined by the works of other artists, such as Walter Leistikow and Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who set their stamp in the late 19th century on how Berlin imagined the North and on the Modernist art world in the city.

Partners and funding

This exhibition enjoys the joint patronage of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. It is a partnership
between the Berlinische Galerie and the MUNCH, Oslo and with decisive support from the Kupferstichkabinett and Neue Nationalgalerie at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, the Norwegian Embassy Berlin, the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung and the
International Music and Art Foundation in Vaduz.
Opening during Berlin Art Week.

From 18 November 2023 until 1 April 2024, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam will be showing “Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth”: museum-barberini.de

Opening hours,

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
  • Friday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Opening Hours (15.9.23 – 22.1.24)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Thu 10 am - 8 pm
Closed on Tuesdays


For groups: Wed – Fri from 9 am (Online-registration required beforehand)

  • 24. December closed
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 789 02-600

Fax,

+49 (30) 789 02-700

Website,

berlinischegalerie.de/en…

Prices,

Admission price 12,00 €

Tickets can be booked online here.

Under 18: Free admission

Free admission for refugees / Вільний вхід для біженців / Для беженцев вход бесплатный

 

Group Bookings

If you want to bring a group of 10 or more people or a school group to our museum, please buy a time-slot ticket in advance. Each time slot can take one group (max. 35 people). Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets at the reduced rate of 9 € per person. More information here.

Kombiticket

In cooperation with Museum Barberini the Berlinische Galerie is offering a Kombiticket: This ticket (20 € / 12 €) can be used for the Munch exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie and for the exhibition “Munch: Trembling Earth” (18 November 2023 – 1 April 2024) at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam. Find out more about the Kombiticket in our FAQ Kombiticket.

Reduced price 8,00 €

Reduced ad­mission for visitors with severe dis­abilities + Free admission for one recognized accompanying person

Ticket collaboration Jewish Museum Berlin

Upon presenting a ticket from the Jewish Museum Berlin, we will grant you an admission discount. The same offer applies in reverse to temporary exhibitions at the Jewish Museum. Its permanent exhibition can be visited free of charge.

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12,00 €

Tickets can be booked online here.

Under 18: Free admission

Free admission for refugees / Вільний вхід для біженців / Для беженцев вход бесплатный

 

Group Bookings

If you want to bring a group of 10 or more people or a school group to our museum, please buy a time-slot ticket in advance. Each time slot can take one group (max. 35 people). Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets at the reduced rate of 9 € per person. More information here.

Kombiticket

In cooperation with Museum Barberini the Berlinische Galerie is offering a Kombiticket: This ticket (20 € / 12 €) can be used for the Munch exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie and for the exhibition “Munch: Trembling Earth” (18 November 2023 – 1 April 2024) at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam. Find out more about the Kombiticket in our FAQ Kombiticket.

Reduced price

8,00 €

Reduced ad­mission for visitors with severe dis­abilities + Free admission for one recognized accompanying person

Ticket collaboration Jewish Museum Berlin

Upon presenting a ticket from the Jewish Museum Berlin, we will grant you an admission discount. The same offer applies in reverse to temporary exhibitions at the Jewish Museum. Its permanent exhibition can be visited free of charge.

Buy ticket

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