Drážďany - Albertinum

The museum of modern arts and 19th century situated in the ancient building of Albertinum in Dresden, has been created to  connect the past and the future under one roof. This rather unique connection excludes only two displays. The collection of statues and the Gallery of new masters. Though, the remodelling of the building is certainly included in the concept – since it accepts the historical tradition, reshaping it gently. The new look of Albertinum was introduced in 2010. The collection of statues starts with the moddern-art era with August Rodin's (1840 – 1917) art followed by clasical modern art and statues chiselled after the year 1945. Visitors can also see Max Klingers's and Wilhelm Lehmbruck's artwork among others, both of whom used to intensely study Rodin's work, as well as Georg Kolbe's and Hans Blumenthal's artworks. There can also be found the almost forgotten art of the past GDR namely represented by Fritz Cremer, Hermann Glöckner, Peter Makolies and Wieland Förster. An important development of the West is documented by Emil Cimiotti's and Anthony Car's works. The traditional medial effect of statues is overshadowed, really overstepped by Stephan von Huen's videoinstallation and present statuesque artwork. Newly, an excellent  collection of antique art is to be displayed in the eastern hall of old-masters' paintings gallery, which was projected by Semper, specifically for antique statues' display. New-masters' gallery begins its tour with Caspar David Friedrich, who was a pioneer of modern art himself, and the most important artist of the Romantic Period. He is followed in chronological order by other painters of that period, such as  Carl Gustav Carus, Johan Christian Dahl and Ludwig Richter, further also by French and German impressionists Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Max Liebermann and Max Slevogt.  Not only Otto Dix's persona and artwork represent the expressionism, but also the art group BRÜCKE's works are a part of the collection, which was founded in 1905 in Dresden, namely Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's art. The whole tour ends with Gerhard Richter, who personally oversaw the installation of both exhibition rooms. There is also a whole one room dedicated solely to the artists A. R. Penck and Georg Baselitz.

The art of parted Germany make for an entire new department, as well as after the year 1989. Room after room is going to introduce paintings from both GDR and Federal Republic of Germany. Namely it would be Werner Tübke, Wolfgang Mattheuer Sigmar Polke, Günter Fruhtrunk or Norbert Tadeusz, resp. Eberhard Havekost, Neo Rauch, Thoralf Knobloch or Johannes Kahrs.

Opening hours:

Tue – Sun: 10:00 – 18:00  (Mondays closed)

Entrance fee:

basic - 8€

reduced - 6€


Phone: +49 3514 914 2000

Fax: +49 3514 914 2001

Email: besucherservice@skd.museum.de


Taschenberg 2
01067 Dresden
51° 3' 6.732" N, 13° 44' 9.492" E


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