[Ins Deutsche wechseln]
It’s been a while, but we’re very pleased to invite you, in co-operation with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, to a very special exhibition for our first #MuseUp of the year at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), home to one of the largest collection of graphic art in Germany and one of the four most important museums of its kind in the world, next to the Albertina, the British Museum and the Louvre.
Due to the light sensitivity of the artworks and the sheer size of the collection – over 550,00 works in the print medium and 110,000 drawings and water colours – the museum does not have a permanent exhibition, but instead always shows a selection of its artworks in several temporary special exhibitions. Arcadia – Paradise on Paper – Landscape and Myth in Italy focuses on Italy from the mid-15th century to the early 17th, the era of Botticelli, Parmigianino, Campagnola, and Guercino. Arcadia, a mythical land written about for centuries, is an idyllic paradise filled with contentment and harmony. In the exhibition, “the landscape images of ideal beauty and a mystical, mythical existence are suffused by an intimate closeness to nature and divine sensual enchantment.” You can find out more about this stunning exhibition on the museum’s website.
Agostino Carracci (1557-1602) Ein Satyr schleicht sich an eine schlafende Nymphe heran (aus den „Lascivie“) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker H. Schneider – Photoshopped image: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
So, why not join us in Paradise?! There will be only one group this time, but if there is demand this can be in both English and German. Here’s a summary of the details:
When: Wednesday 2 April, 6pm – 7:30pm
Where: Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin – meeting point is in the foyer of the Kupferstichkabinett, please enter via the side entrance through the Kunstbibliothek. The Kupferstichkabinett is located on the 2nd floor of the building.
Public Transport: U-Bahn U2 (Potsdamer Platz), S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz), Bus M29 (Potsdamer Brücke); M41 (Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße); M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200 (Philharmonie)
How: Register via Eventbrite. The event is free but spaces are limited). Bring your smartphone (or other device) on the night and tweet away!
If enough people are up for it we’ll head out for a drink together afterwards.