Experience Edvard Munch in Berlin and Potsdam: Advance sale of the combined ticket for the exhibition highlights has started

  • Two exhibitions at the Berlinische Galerie and the Museum Barberini in Potsdam are dedicated to the life and works of Edvard Munch
  • Together with both museums, visitBerlin is offering a low-priced combined ticket for the Munch exhibitions
  • The combined ticket is available in the online stores of the Berlinische Galerie and the Museum Barberini  

Berlin, 26 July 2023 In autumn and winter, two exhibitions at the Berlinische Galerie and the Museum Barberini Potsdam are dedicated to the exceptional artist Edvard Munch. Together with visitBerlin, both museums are now offering a combined ticket for the price of 20 euros, reduced rate 12 euros, for the two exhibition highlights. The ticket is available in the online advance booking of the two museums and will remain valid for the duration of the respective exhibition. The ticket is available at: berlinischegalerie.de/en/exhibitions/preview/edvard-munch/ticket-presale-munch/ and museum-barberini.de/en/13876/kt-munch

The exhibition “Edvard Munch. Magic of the North” at the Berlinische Galerie from 15 September 2023 to 22 January 2024 elucidates how great the influence of the Norwegian Symbolist was on the Berlin art scene of the time. The Museum Barberini will present the exhibition "Munch. Trembling Earth” from 18 November 2023 to 1 April 2024. For the first time, the exhibition focuses on Munch's interaction with nature.

Burkhard Kieker, CEO visitBerlin: “The two Munch exhibitions are among the cultural highlights of the year. With the combined ticket, we have prepared a special kind of cultural offer for our guests in collaboration with the Berlinische Galerie and the Museum Barberini.”

Thomas Köhler, Director of the Berlinische Galerie: “Edvard Munch was a key pioneer of modernism. And, what is far too little known: The Norwegian artist had a great influence on the Berlin art scene at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. It was an art scandal that helped the artist to initial fame in 1892. Ten years later, he became known throughout the German Empire. Finally, in 1927, the National Gallery in Berlin organised the largest retrospective of the Norwegian artist's work to date. Our joyful anticipation for the exhibitions in Potsdam and Berlin is huge. It will be a unique opportunity to see Munch's top-class works in such abundance.”

Ortrud Westheider, Director of the Museum Barberini, Potsdam: “Munch's work has hardly ever been on display in Germany in such a concentrated yet multi-layered way as it will be in Berlin and Potsdam in autumn and winter 2023/24. The Museum Barberini presents Munch's interaction with nature in numerous masterpieces. These also include magnificent pieces on loan from all over the world, especially from Oslo's Munchmuseet. One can research and experience his work there like in no other place. The fact that so many top-calibre works from the Oslo collection will be on display with us is a huge stroke of luck. The parallel presentation of Munch's landscapes in the Museum Barberini and his alternation with the Berlin art scene around the turn of the century in the Berlinische Galerie is a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating work of Norway's most famous painter in numerous facets.”    

Edvard Munch at the Berlinische Galerie: “Edvard Munch. Magic of the North”

Edvard Munch's (1863-1944) radical modernity of painting challenged contemporaries. This is especially true of the Berlin art scene around the turn of the century, on which the Norwegian Symbolist had a great influence. In Berlin, the encounter with Munch's works not only meant an initial spark for modernism. The hitherto common conception of the “Magic of the North” (Stefan Zweig) also underwent a change. Instead of romantic or naturalistic fjord landscapes, they were now associated with Munch's psychically condensed pictorial worlds.

Under the National Socialist dictatorship from 1933, the painter was initially ideologically appropriated by cultural policy as a “great Nordic artist”, but was also ostracised early on as an example of “degeneracy”. The exhibition includes around 80 works by Edvard Munch, complemented by works of other artists, who shaped the idea of the North in Berlin at the end of the 19 century as well as the modern art scene on the Spree. These include Walter Leistikow or Akseli Gallen-Kallela. An exhibition in collaboration with MUNCH, Oslo, and with considerable support from the Kupferstichkabinett and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The exhibition “Edvard Munch. Magic of the North” will be on display from 15 September 2023 to 22 January 2024.

More information at berlinischegalerie.de/en/exhibitions/preview/edvard-munch/


Edvard Munch at the Museum Barberini: “Munch. Trembling Earth”

Edvard Munch's art is known for its vivid portrayals of deep human emotions. However, his fascination for nature also plays an equally important role in his works. This is now being thematised in an exhibition for the first time. “Munch. Trembling Earth” is devoted to the scientific and philosophical influences on his work and reveals his oeuvre as a resonance space for today's climate crisis. On the one hand, Edvard Munch understood nature as a cyclically renewing force. On the other hand, he saw it as a mirror of his inner emotional turmoil. Munch developed a pantheistic understanding of nature, which he projected onto the Norwegian coasts and forests. The dramatic weather conditions in his paintings take on a surprising poignancy against the backdrop of the current climate crisis.

The exhibition features around 90 works from international lenders, including the Munchmuseet, Oslo, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, and the Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal. An exhibition of the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, and MUNCH, Oslo.

The exhibition “Munch. Trembling Earth” will be on display from 18 November 2023 to 1 April 2024.

Learn more: museum-barberini.de/en/ausstellungen/9500/edvard-munch-trembling-earth


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