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Human suffering, sensual fragility and defenceless creatures are pivotal themes in the work of the Berlin-born sculptor and printmaker Louise Stomps (1900–1988). After training at the Prussian Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and attending a sculpture class given by Milly Steger at the Berlin Association of Women Artists, she had her own studio from 1930. Hardly any of the work she produced in the 1930s has survived, as her studio was bombed during the Second World War. In the autumn of 1945, Louise Stomps showed her works – among other places – at the first Sculpture Exhibition organised by Galerie Rosen in Berlin. In 1960 the artist moved into an old sawmill in Bavaria. She was inspired by the varieties of wood growing in the area, including beech, pine and local oak. Wood became a key protagonist in her late œuvre, and natural materials are the most important components in her work. Stomp’s view of nature as the primal source of all life encouraged her formal turn to organic abstraction. In the 1970s she created sculptures three to four metres high, such as “Eos”, “Pilgrim”, “Ascetic” and “Gilgamesh”.

The exhibition and catalogue will honour this extraordinary sculptor for the first time, exploring her work in depth and placing it in an international context.

Das Verborgene Museum is a guest at the Berlinische Galerie. The exhibition and catalogue have been generously supported by the Capital Cultural Fund (HKF).

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  • Tuesday closed
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  • 24. December closed
  • 31. December closed

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Admission price 10,00 €

Increased admission prices may apply to selected special exhibitions. Tickets can be booked online here. In the entire building, it is obligatory to wear FFP2 masks covering mouth and nose. For your safety and ours, kindly observe our code of conduct

Reduced price 7,00 €

Under 18: Free admission. Concessions apply if you can show a ticket from the Jewish Museum in Berlin purchased on the same date or on the two previous days. This offer also applies in reverse for special exhibition. The permanent exhibition can be visited for free of charge.

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Admission price

10,00 €

Increased admission prices may apply to selected special exhibitions. Tickets can be booked online here. In the entire building, it is obligatory to wear FFP2 masks covering mouth and nose. For your safety and ours, kindly observe our code of conduct

Reduced price

7,00 €

Under 18: Free admission. Concessions apply if you can show a ticket from the Jewish Museum in Berlin purchased on the same date or on the two previous days. This offer also applies in reverse for special exhibition. The permanent exhibition can be visited for free of charge.

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Groups from 10 persons: 5,00 € per person

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