Gerhard Marcks: Gefesselter Prometheus II (1948)

Gerhard-Marcks-Stiftung, Bremen; VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2015

Hans Uhlmann: Kopf (vor 1942)

Privatsammlung; Foto: Hans-Joachim Uhlmann; VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2015

Gerhard Marcks: Maja (1942)

Foto: bpk/Jörg P. Anders; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. Erworben durch das Land Berlin


Jeanne Mammen: Krieger II, Posthumer Nachguss des Original o. D.

Förderverein der Jeanne-Mammen-Stiftung e. V.

Bernhard Heiliger (1915-1995): Seraph I, 1950, Zementguss

Copyright: Bernhard-Heiliger-Stiftung, Berlin

Louise Stomps: Nachdenkende (1946/47)

Privatsammlung, Nachlass Hanna Bekker vom Rath, Frankfurt am Main

Porträt Berlin. Künstlerische Positionen der Berliner Nachkriegsmoderne 1945-1955

The inaugural show „Porträt Berlin. Artistic Positions of Berlin’s Postwar Modernism, 1945-1955“ includes selected works of the East and West German postwar art by artists such as Ruthild Hahne, Karl Hartung, Bernhard Heiliger, Jeanne Mammen, Louise Stomps und Hans Uhlmann.

Find out more about the exhibition “Porträt Berlin” (only in german)

  • Please note that we are opening at 2pm (until 5pm) on Sunday, January 22nd, due to private event.

  • The exhibition Prologue re-introduced a group of art lovers and artists, who got initiated a supporting group in Berlin-Dahlem in autumn of 1946. Prologue was a network, whose members consisted of members of the American Military Administration as well as German artists, art historians and curators. Today, the group and their activities is almost forgotten, but back in the late 1940s, it belonged to the most influential supporters of arts and culture in the Western sectors of the city. With mostly unknown documentary photography and art works from the founding years,  the exhibition was re-visiting this pivotal chapter of postwar Berlin art.