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Extended opening hours: Caspar David Friedrich – Infinite Landscapes – Alte Nationalgalerie | 19.04.-04.08.2024

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Already more than 200,000 visitors to Caspar David Friedrich – further extended opening hours for the exhibition finale. More than 200,000 visitors have already seen the special exhibition “Caspar David Friedrich. Infinite Landscapes” at the Alte Nationalgalerie on Museum Island Berlin, which has been running since 19 April 2024. Opening hours will be extended again in the final week: from Tuesday, 30 July to Sunday, 4 August 2024, the exhibition will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Image above: Caspar David Friedrich, Chalk cliffs on Rügen, 1818/1819, Kunst Museum Winterthur, Stiftung Oskar Reinhart. Photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Philipp Hitz)

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the Alte Nationalgalerie is presenting the first major exhibition on the work of the most important painter of German Romanticism. The exhibition features over 60 paintings and more than 50 drawings by Friedrich from Germany and abroad, including world-famous icons such as “The Sea of Ice” (1823/24), “Chalk Cliffs on Rügen” (1818/1819), “A Dwarf’s Grave in the Snow” (1807) and the “Stages of Life” (1834). Caspar David Friedrich, Chalk Cliffs on Rügen, 1818/1819, Kunst Museum Winterthur, Stiftung Oskar Reinhart, Photo: SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Philipp Hitz)To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the Alte Nationalgalerie is staging the first major exhibition of the work of the most important painter of German Romanticism. The exhibition features over 60 paintings and more than 50 drawings by Friedrich from Germany and abroad, including world-famous icons such as “The Sea of Ice” (1823/24), “Chalk Cliffs on Rügen” (1818/1819), “The Tomb of the Huns in the Snow” (1807) and the “Stages of Life” (1834).

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Caspar David Friedrich: Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon, c. 1824, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Nationalgalerie. Photographer:Jörg P.Anders

The theme of the exhibition is the role of the Nationalgalerie in the rediscovery of Friedrich at the beginning of the 20th century. A comprehensive exhibition on Caspar David Friedrich is long overdue in Berlin. The Nationalgalerie houses one of the largest collections of Friedrich paintings in the world and numerous acquisitions and presentations in the Prussian capital during the artist’s lifetime contributed to his early fame. After the painter had fallen into oblivion in the second half of the 19th century, the Nationalgalerie honoured the artist more comprehensively than ever before with the “German Century Exhibition” in 1906 with 93 works. Friedrich was celebrated as an outstanding painter of light and atmosphere and as a pioneer of modernism. The rediscovery of the Romantic artist through the “German Centennial Exhibition” is illustrated by the current exhibition with the presentation of almost half of his masterpieces shown there.

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Caspar David Friedrich. Moench by the Sea, 1808-1810, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Nationalgalerie. Photographer: Andres Kilger

A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie, in co-operation with the Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, made possible by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie and supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Kulturstiftung der Länder.

WHEN?

Exhibition dates: Friday, 19 April 2024 – Sunday, 04 August 2024
Opening times: until Sunday 28 July 2024: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm, Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm. Tuesday, 30 July – Sunday, 4 August 2024: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am – 9 pm

WHERE?

Alte Nationalgalerie
Bodestraße 1-3
10178 Berlin

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