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Copyright background motive: Karl Friedrich Schinkel: The Hall of Stars in the Palace of the Queen of the Night, a set design for “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute), ca. 1815 © Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Susanne (detail), ca. 1817/18 © Saint Louis Art Museum, Friends Fund and funds given by Ruth Sudholt Wunderlich, Mrs. W. W. Hoyt, Cora E. Ludwig, Nellie Ballard White, Dr. and Mrs. Gary Hansen, Mrs. C. L. Arnold, Mrs. Avis H. Blewett, Mr. Edward Mallinckrodt Sr., August C. Albers, Jane and Warren Shapleigh, and Mrs. Charles Nagel Sr. in memory of Charles Nagel Sr., by exchange
Franz Krüger: Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1836© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, photo: Jörg P. Anders

Karl Friedrich Schinkel. History and Poetry
7th September 2012 - 6th January 2013
Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Architect - Painter - Designer
1. Februar - 12. Mai 2013
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Theatinerstr. 8, 80333 München

An exhibition organized by the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In cooperation with the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung Munich. Under the patronage of the Federal President Joachim Gauck.

Schinkel: the architect, the painter and draughtsman, the designer of stage sets and furniture. Schinkel, the universal artist. This unique show features some 300 exhibits and presents the entire spectrum of the work of this famous artist of German Romanticism and Berlin Neoclassicism. Numerous museums and collections from Germany and abroad have parted with their treasures so that they can go on display, first in Berlin and subsequently in Munich, in an exhibition that is built up around the core themes of ‘History’ and ‘Poetry’.

The Exhibition in Munich

Videos about the exhibition


Video about the Kupferstichkabinett


The exhibition is based on the project Schinkel's Legacy, supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
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