Art from the Romantic period to the present day

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Besucher laufen durch Ausstellung und betrachten Gemälde
© Gerhard Richter 2018 (08022018), Foto: David Pinzer, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: The exhibition in the Albertinum contains masterpieces from 1800 by the Romantic painters as well as 20th-century art and contemporary works.

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Exhibition at Albertinum
Date of the special exhibitions is 04.11.2023–02.06.2024

Revolutionary Romances? Global Art Histories in the GDR

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Kunst von der Romantik bis zur Gegenwart: Das Albertinum in Dresden

Art from the Romantic period to the present day

Walking through the Albertinum is like opening a museum-sized art history reference work and leafing through its pages. With a range extending from Romanticism to the present, the Albertinum is a place where painting meets sculpture, East meets West and today meets tomorrow.

Explore the permanent exhibition

Frau, die eine Zigarette in der Hand hält
© Albertinum | Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden


Founded in 1959, the Galerie Neue Meister is the youngest museum of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Its collection initially came from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister for which contemporary art was increasingly acquired after 1843.
History of the collection

Besucher betrachten Gemälde
© SKD, Foto: David Pinzer

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard  Richter is one of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. His oeuvre covers a period of nearly five decades. The artist is connected to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and his birthplace Dresden in a unique way through the Gerhard Richter Archive, which was founded here and is named after him. 

Gerhard Richter Archive

Gerhard Richter steht vor einem seiner Gemälde
© Gerhard Richter 2018 (08022018), Foto: David Pinzer, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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