GUIDED TOURS

Unbekannter Fotograf, ohne Titel, Mitglieder der Hängekommission der Novembergruppe um 1928, Berlinische Galerie

Freedom. The Art of the Novembergruppe 1918–1935
11/09/2018–03/11/2019

Guided Tour

In the revolutionary turmoil of 1918, artists, sculptors and architects in Berlin formed the Novembergruppe as an “association of radical fine artists”. Its aim was to “mix people and art as closely as possible”. By 1932 the Group had exhibited about 3,000 works by 470 artists, among them many key figures of Classical Modernism, but also artists still waiting to be rediscovered.

After the collapse of the German Empire and the abdication of the Kaiser, many members of the Novembergruppe believed their art had a role to play in building a democratic society and cultivating a new type of human being. Open to every style from Cubism, Futurism and Expressionism to Dada, Abstract Art and New Objectivity, they challenged people’s viewing habits. This liberal attitude to different artistic techniques reflected the democratic principles of the young republic, whose demise also triggered the end of the Novembergruppe.

There will be approximately 120 works on show, all of which were featured at Novembergruppe exhibitions. They present a new perspective on avant-garde art during the Weimar Republic and the social utopias it harboured.

For groups:

Guided tour in English or French
60 min, 70 €
90 min, 90 €
Plus reduced admission
Free entry under age 18

For school groups:

60 min, 65 €
90 min, 85 €
Admission free for school groups

Booking:
Museumsdienst Berlin
Tel. +49 30 247 49 888
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin


Heinz Lieber, Panorama Alexanderplatz, Fotografie, 1972, © Rechtsnachfolger Heinz Lieber, Repro

Art in Berlin 1880-1980.
From the Collection

Guided Tour

The presentation from our collection is a multi-facetted tour through the art of Berlin from 1880 to 1980. It ranges from paintings of the late 19th century, when the Kaiser reigned and tastes were largely determined by the moneyed classes, via Expressionism and the East European avant-garde to post-war modern architecture and the “wild” works of the Seventies. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the collection, there is a lively dialogue between paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and architecture. The show illustrates a diversity of artistic styles and credos, but also tensions, polarisations and fresh departures, which remain hallmarks of Berlin as an artistic hub. As a city of the modern age that is attracting more young international artists than ever before, Berlin is still a centre of permanent new beginnings.

For groups:

Guided tour in English or French
60 min, 70 €
90 min, 90 €
Plus reduced admission
Free entry under age 18

For school groups:

Guided tour in English or French
60 min, 65 €
90 min, 85 €
Plus reduced admission
Free entry under age 18

Booking:
Museumsdienst Berlin
Tel. +49 30 247 49 888
museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin