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Embracing Modernism

Big names from the Stadtmuseum Berlin

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Nollendorfplatz, Berlin, 1912,

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Nollendorfplatz, Berlin, 1912

© Sammlung Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Repro: Oliver Ziebe, Berlin

Edvard Munch, Lovis Corinth, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and other artists – the Stadtmuseum Berlin boasts a premium collection of paintings, including some outstanding examples of modernism.

From October onwards, 12 highlights from its collection will spend two years in the permanent exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie as part of the project ”Stadtmuseum Berlin as guest”. One of these revelations is a portrait of the industrialist and art collector Walther Rathenau painted in Berlin in 1907 by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Another work depicts the young artist Charlotte Berend in a white dress, painted in 1902 by her future husband Lovis Corinth.