The Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin is starting ticket sales early for the exhibition "Caspar David Friedrich. Infinite Landscapes". From April 19 to August 4, the museum on Museum Island is presenting more than 60 paintings and 50 drawings by the famous German Romantic artist Friedrich (1774-1840). The works include such well-known pieces as "Sea of Ice", "Chalk Cliffs on Rügen" and "Monk by the Sea". An extension of the opening hours has already been planned for the exhibition.
The Nationalgalerie can draw on one of the world's largest collections of paintings by Friedrich. Works from Germany and abroad are being brought together in cooperation with the Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In the anniversary year 2024, the Berlin presentation will be part of a series of thematically independent exhibitions at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Albertinum and Kupferstich-Kabinett of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
Cooperation for exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
In cooperation with the Alte Nationalgalerie and the museums in Hamburg and Dresden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the first comprehensive exhibition on Friedrich in the USA next year. Some of the works from the Berlin exhibition will then be on display in "Caspar David Friedrich: The Soul of Nature" from February 7 to May 11, 2025.
"The fact that Caspar David Friedrich is also one of the great names in art internationally will become clear with the retrospective at the MET in New York at the latest," Ralph Gleis, Director of the Alte Nationalgalerie, told dpa in Berlin. "As a cooperation partner, we are delighted that one of our most important German artists will now be comprehensively presented in this important US museum."
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