Museum Barberini Potsdam: Exhibitions & programs

Museum Barberini, Ausstellungen, Programm, Potsdam
Museum Barberini Potsdam

Here you will find all the information about the captivating exhibitions of past years as well as the highlights of the current exhibition year at the Museum Barberini. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of art and experience unique masterpieces in our inspiring museum. Additionally, discover everything you need to know about our opening hours, tickets, and prices. Plan your visit with us and look forward to an unforgettable cultural experience in the heart of Potsdam.

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Museum Barberini in Potsdam at the Palace Barberini

Today, in the heart of Potsdam, the Museum Barberini shines in the magnificent Palace Barberini, whose reconstruction was made possible by generous donations from Hasso Plattner from 2013 to the end of 2016. As part of the redesign of Potsdam’s city center, together with the reconstruction of the city palace as the new state parliament building and other buildings in the neighborhood, the museum received an externally largely original-oriented design. The Museum Barberini has become a fascinating attraction and a significant landmark of Potsdam. It attracts art lovers and visitors from all over the world who want to discover the impressive architecture and high-profile exhibitions.

Regularly changing exhibitions take place in the lovingly restored rooms of the palace. Visitors have the opportunity to admire significant works by renowned artists from various eras. From Renaissance masterpieces to modern art forms, the Museum Barberini offers a diverse and inspiring art world. Immerse yourself in the history and culture that the Museum Barberini embodies and experience a unique art experience in this magnificent setting. Discover the fascinating exhibitions, artistic diversity, and outstanding works that make our museum an unforgettable place.

The Museum Barberini is not only a place of art but also a place of encounter and exchange. Here, people come together to be inspired by the beauty and significance of the artworks. Visit us at the Museum Barberini and let yourself be enchanted by the fascinating world of art.

Previous exhibitions at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam

Picasso exhibition in 2019 at the Museum Barberini Potsdam

After works by Claude Monet and Gerhard Richter have already been exhibited, the planned Picasso exhibition is one of the highlights of the 2019 program.

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) revolutionized painting in the 20th century several times. Pablo Picasso set new standards in painting, sculpture, graphics and ceramics. The exhibition shows his work from the last two decades of his life. All loans come from the Jacqueline Picasso collection (1927–1986).

Program highlights 2019

  • Picasso. The late work. From the Jacqueline Picasso Collection – March 9 to June 16, 2019
  • Baroque paths. The Barberini Corsini National Galleries in Rome – July 13th to October 6th, 2019
  • Van Gogh. Still Life – October 26, 2019 to February 2, 2020

Monet in Potsdam – exhibition in 2020

The Van Gogh exhibition can be visited in the museum until February 2020. Then the 27 paintings by Van Gogh by Claude Monet give way.

In the exhibition “Places”, landscape pictures by Claude Monet are exhibited, which he made in places that he visited several times. This resulted in extensive series. For example, on trips to the Normandy coast, to Zaandam in the Netherlands or to London and Venice.

Further highlights of the 2020 program at the Museum Barberini Potsdam

  • Monet. Places – February 29th to June 1st, 2020
  • Jasper Johns. The 100 Monotypes – February 29 to July 19, 2020
  • Impressionism. The Hasso Plattner Collection – from September 5, 2020
  • Impressionism in Russia. Departure to the avant-garde – November 7, 2020 to February 14, 2021

Rembrandt’s Orient from 2021 at Barberini Potsdam

Rembrandt’s “Orient” exhibition will follow from March 2021. The west-east encounter in 17th century Dutch art by Rembrandt can be explored until the end of June 2021.

Program highlights 2020

  • Rembrandts Orient – March 13th to June 27th, 2021
  • Impressionism in Russia – the dawn of the avant-garde – until January 09, 2022

Exhibitions in 2022 at the Barberini Potsdam

In 2022 the following exhibitions took place in the museum:

  • A new art. Photography and Impressionism, from February 12, 2022
  • The form of freedom. International abstraction after 1945, from June 4, 2022
  • Surrealism and Magic. Enchanted Modernity, from October 22, 2022

Exhibitions in 2023 at the Barberini Potsdam

The following exhibitions are planned in the museum in 2023:

  • Surrealism and Magic. Enchanted Modernity, until January 29, 2023
  • Sun. The Source of Light in Art, February 25, 2023 – June 11, 2023
  • clouds and light. Impressionism in Holland, July 8, 2023 – October 22, 2023
  • munch Lifescape, November 18, 2023 – April 1, 2024

Current exhibitions in 2024 at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam:

In 2024, the following exhibitions are planned at the museum:

  • Munch. Lebenslandschaft, November 18, 2023 – April 1, 2024
  • Modigliani. Moderne Blicke, April 27 – August 18, 2024
  • Maurice de Vlaminck. Rebell der Moderne, September 14, 2024 – January 12, 2025
  • Impressionismus, Meisterwerke der Sammlung Hasso Plattner, Permanent

Barberini Potsdam Live Tour

Due to the corona-related closings, the museum has established a virtual “Barberini Live Tour”. This gives you the opportunity to visit the Monet exhibition virtually together with an experienced guide from the museum. Further information can be found on the museum’s website.

More information about the Barberini Museum

opening hours

Every day except Tuesday10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last admission: 6:30 p.m.)
Every first Thursday of the month10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (last admission: 8:30 p.m.)

Museum Barberini Potsdam Tickets and admission prices

Regular€ 16 / 18*
Reduced€ 10 / 12*
Children / adolescents under 18 yearsFree admission

*Weekends / Holidays

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Humboldtstr. 5–6, Alter Markt
14467 Potsdam

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