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After 35 years DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM for art by forgotten women artists hands over to the Berlinische Galerie

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After 35 years, DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM in Berlin is ending its pioneering activities at Schlüterstrasse 70 in Charlottenburg. With great dedication, the association has devoted itself to the public presentation and scholarly indexing of the life works of numerous forgotten women artists.

Image above: Yva, Charleston, 1926-27

The tasks of this globally unique institution will be taken over by the Berlinische Galerie from January 2022. The aim is to continue the discovery and research of women artists, to institutionalize it in a museum with a collection and archive, and at the same time to achieve a broader reach. In the future, contemporary positions and current topics such as diversity will also be taken into account.

Through collaboration with museums, archives and universities, galleries and estates, the association DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM has built up a national and international network that has made it possible to exhibit and publish forgotten and scattered life works of women artists beyond Berlin and Germany.

Among the more than 150 rediscovered women artists are Eva Besnyö, Marianne Breslauer, Olga Desmond, Lotte Jacobi, Lotte Laserstein, Alice Lex-Nerlinger, Else Lohmann, Die Riess, Marie Vassilieff, Hilde Weström or Yva. Special attention was paid to those women artists whose artistic work was interrupted by political or racial persecution or who even lost their lives.

DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM has been successfully cooperating with the Berlinische Galerie for years. Joint exhibitions include “The Riess – Photographic Studio and Salon in Berlin 1918 – 1932” (2008), “Eva Besnyö – Photographer 1910 – 2003. Budapest – Berlin – Amsterdam” (2011), and the exhibition running until January 17, 2022, “Louise Stomps – Natur Gestalten. Sculptures 1928 – 1988”

Ceremony at the Berlinische Galerie


35 years of discoveries of exceptional female artists and the transfer of tasks to the Berlinische Galerie

Friday, January 14, 2022, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (press accreditations only available)

The exhibition “Louise Stomps – Nature Shapes. Sculptures 1928-1988” is open until 10 pm.


Berlinische Galerie

Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Alte Jakobstraße 124 –128
10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg


Wed – Mon 10 am – 6 pm

Tue closed


10 EUR, reduced 6 EUR

Different admission prices possible for special exhibitions

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