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Kulturforum. Berlin-Tiergarten, Matthäikirchplatz
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Kulturforum. Berlin-Tiergarten, Matthäikirchplatz © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Kulturforum am Potsdamer Platz
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The largest graphic collection in Germany is one of the four most important in the world. It comprises over 500,000 printed works and about 110,000 drawings, watercolors, pastels and oil sketches.

The Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) holds European and, more recently, American drawings and prints from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition, there are illuminated manuscripts, i.e. manuscripts decorated with paintings from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, books with original prints, portfolio works, sketchbooks, topographical views and printing plates.

The collection thus covers over 1000 years of art, culture and media history. These treasures also form a unique storehouse of artistic ideas, images and forms of expression. Especially the drawings of early Italian, Old German and Dutch masters as well as of the 19th century are of high quality.

Accordingly, there are rich holdings of masterpieces by Botticelli, Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Matthias Grünewald, Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Friedrich or Menzel. Within the collection, the work complexes of these artists as well as Classical Modernism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art, and Minimal Art have grown to form focal points.

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday-Friday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Valid for exhibitions in the special exhibition room. The opening hours for larger exhibitions of the Kupferstichkabinett in the special exhibition halls at the Kulturforum may vary.

Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 11:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 11:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Matthäikirchplatz 8, 10785 Berlin

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Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

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Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: 20,00 €

Reduced price 3,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: 10,00 €

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Exhibitions

Fritz Rhein, Dame auf Sofa, Detail, 1905
© Bildnachweis: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger (CC BY-NC-SA)

(Un)seen Stories

Looking, Locating, Illuminating

Johan Barthold Jongkind, Abendsonne – Hafen von Avers, Detail, 1868, Radierung
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz

A Different Impressionism

International Printmaking from Manet to Whistler

Events

Maarten van Heemskerck, Kolosseums von Süden, um 1532–1536, Feder in Braun
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker-H. Schneider

Kupferstichkabinett

Rom – Ansichten

Zur Ausstellung „Faszination Rom. Maarten van Heemskerck zeichnet die Stadt“

Maarten van Heemskerck, Verschiedene Studien, um 1532–1536, Feder in Braun, Rötel
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker-H. Schneider

Kupferstichkabinett

Zeichenwerkstatt

Zur Ausstellung „Faszination Rom. Maarten van Heemskerck zeichnet die Stadt“

Workshop

Ausstellungsansicht „(Un)seen Stories. Suchen, Sehen, Sichtbarmachen“
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Friederike Eden

Kupferstichkabinett

Discovering Stories (in English)

In the exhibition "(Un)seen Stories. Looking, Locating, Illuminating"

Guided Tour

Maarten van Heemskerck, Momus tadelt die Werke der Götter, Detail, 1561, Öl auf Eichenholz
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Jörg P. Anders

Kupferstichkabinett

Die ewige Stadt

Zur Ausstellung „Faszination Rom. Maarten van Heemskerck zeichnet die Stadt“

Maarten van Heemskerck, Kompositkapitell und Kolosseum, Detail, um 1532–1536, Feder in Braun, Vorzeichnung in Bleigriffel
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker-H. Schneider

Kupferstichkabinett

Zeichnen!

Zur Ausstellung „Faszination Rom. Maarten van Heemskerck zeichnet die Stadt“

Workshop

Maarten van Heemskerck, Erdgeschoss des Kolosseums von Nordwesten, um 1532–1536, Vorzeichnung in Bleigriffel, Feder in Braun
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz

Kupferstichkabinett

Rome – Views (in English)

Special exhibition: „The Allure of Rome. Maarten van Heemskerck Draws the City“

Maarten van Heemskerck, Kompositkapitell und Kolosseum, Detail, um 1532–1536, Feder in Braun, Vorzeichnung in Bleigriffel
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker-H. Schneider

Kupferstichkabinett

Kunst und Archäologie

Zur Ausstellung „Faszination Rom. Maarten van Heemskerck zeichnet die Stadt“

Maarten van Heemskerck, Verschiedene Studien, um 1532–1536, Feder in Braun, Rötel
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker-H. Schneider

Kupferstichkabinett

Heemskerck – Hinter den Kulissen

Zur Ausstellung „Faszination Rom. Maarten van Heemskerck zeichnet die Stadt“

Guided Tour

Ausstellungsansicht „(Un)seen Stories. Suchen, Sehen, Sichtbarmachen“
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Friederike Eden

Kupferstichkabinett

Discover stories

The exhibition "(Un)seen Stories. Searching, seeing, making visible"

Guided Tour

Familienworkshop
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Marcus Glahn

Kupferstichkabinett

Geschichten gestalten

Zur Ausstellung „(Un)seen Stories. Suchen, Sehen, Sichtbarmachen“

Workshop

Ausstellungsansicht „(Un)seen Stories. Suchen, Sehen, Sichtbarmachen“
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Friederike Eden

Kupferstichkabinett

Discover stories on Museum Sunday

The exhibition "(Un)seen Stories. Searching, seeing, making visible"

Guided Tour

Ausstellungsansicht „(Un)seen Stories. Suchen, Sehen, Sichtbarmachen“
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Friederike Eden

Kupferstichkabinett

Discovering Stories on Museum Sunday (in English)

In the exhibition "(Un)seen Stories. Looking, Locating, Illuminating"

Guided Tour

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

COLLECTION ONLINE

Schinkel's heritage

Tickets

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6,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: 20,00 €

Reduced price

3,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: 10,00 €

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