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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
© Wikimedia Commons. Foto: Manfred Brückels

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

Valid for special exhibitions.

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

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-ei…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: 16,00 €

Reduced price 3,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: € 8.00

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Exhibitions

Farkhondeh Shahroudi, 2021
© Foto: Jasper Kettner

Hannah Höch Förderpreis 2022

Farkhondeh Shahroudi. Beckmann was not here

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Vergangen Gegenwärtig Zukünftig, Detail, 1975, Typewriting
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz © Courtesy of The Artist and ChertLüdde, Berlin

Hannah Höch Prize 2022

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. Like a Spider in a Web

Rosalba Carriera, Selbstbildnis der Künstlerin, Detail, 1707/1708, Rötel auf beigefarbenem Papier
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Jörg P. Anders

Muse or Maestra?

Women in the Italian Art World, 1400–1800

Tomás Saraceno, Solitary semi-social mapping FK5 159 by a solo Nephila senegalensis - 5 weeks, a sextet of Cyrtophora citricola - 4 weeks, Detail, 2019, Sammlung Schering Stiftung im Kupferstichkabinett
© Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin, Photo © Studio Tomás Saraceno

Anniversary Exhibition

The Schering Stiftung Collection at the Kupferstichkabinett

Events

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Divided Planet, Detail, 1970er-Jahre, Typewriting, Kohledurchschlag
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz © Courtesy of The Artist and ChertLüdde, Berlin

Kupferstichkabinett

Eins zu Eins – Heute: Kupferstichkabinett

zur Sonderausstellung „Hannah-Höch-Preis 2022. Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt“ und „Hannah-Höch-Förderpreis 2022. Farkhondeh Shahroudi“ (2.11.2022–5.2.2023)

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Ohne Titel, Detail, frühe 1970er-Jahre, Typewriting und Bleistift auf Papier
© Courtesy of The Artist and ChertLüdde, Berlin

Kupferstichkabinett

„Wie eine Spinne im Netz“ – Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldts Typewritings

zur Sonderausstellung „Hannah-Höch-Preis 2022. Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt“ (2.11.2022–5.2.2023)

Guided Tour

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

COLLECTION ONLINE

Schinkel's heritage

Tickets

Admission price

6,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: 16,00 €

Reduced price

3,00 €

Special exhibition room Kupferstichkabinett. Kulturforum all exhibitions: € 8.00

Yearly ticket

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