Madonna mit dem Jesuskind, am unteren Rand die zwei Engel
© Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Estel/Klut
In order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) and Skulpturensammlung (Sculpture Collection) up to 1800

After several years of reconstruction and refurbishment, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and the Skulpturensammlung up to 1800 are open to the public again.

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#Semperbau2020: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister und Skulpturensammlung bis 1800 im Semperbau am Zwinger
#Semperbau2020: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister und Skulpturensammlung bis 1800 im Semperbau am Zwinger

World famous masterpieces

These experiences have been drawn upon in creating the completely redesigned new permanent exhibition. The design concept follows the principle of hanging paintings according to geographical origin and school, while also drawing attention to certain important themes in each period. World famous masterpieces, such as Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, Rembrandt‘s Ganymede and the views of Dresden by Bernardo Bellotto will function as focal points, emphasising the unique status and significance of these painters and their works for European art history.

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Italienische Malerei 14. bis 17. Jahrhundert Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister und Skulpturensammlung bis 1800

Furthermore

Furthermore, the exhibition will highlight the mutual influences of painting and sculpture, as well as underlining the importance of antique sculpture for Renaissance and Baroque painting. In the Sculpture Hall in the east wing, the important collection of antiquities will again be on display. This hall was originally intended and planned by Gottfried Semper to house the historic plaster casts from the Mengs collection – however, these objects were removed from there in the late 19th century.

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#Semperbau2020: Einrichten der Säle der Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister und Skulpturensammlung

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Small bronzes and marble sculptures juxtaposed with paintings

In 2016, a selection of these plaster casts returned to the Gemäldegalerie and will be on show there in the future. Small bronzes and marble sculptures from the Renaissance and Baroque periods complement the exhibition, many of them being directly juxtaposed with paintings. Dozens of paintings, sculptures and antique vases have undergone thorough restoration specifically for presentation in the new exhibition, and the famous gallery frames from the 18th century have also been renovated.

© Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Oliver Killig
Blick in den Cranach-Saal

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New coloured wall coverings and accent lighting will cast the paintings and sculptures in the best possible light. Additional areas for changing exhibitions will provide space for numerous works that would otherwise lie dormant in the storerooms.

Woods of Birnam

Woods of Birnam were invited by the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden to take paintings by the Old Masters in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister as inspiration for new musical compositions, which they have put together on their new albumHow To Hear A Painting”; the said concerts will present these works for the first time. “So geht sächsisch.” – will be relaying one of the concerts, both of which are already sold out, live to the Zwinger as a special highlight, free of charge for all comers.

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Behind the scenes

Dozens of paintings, sculptures and antique vases have been restored extensively in the course of the reopening process, the famous 18th century gallery frames have been revised. See what is happening behind the scenes our restoration studio.

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Publications accompanying the reopening

Publications accompanying the reopening

Publications accompanying the reopening

Glanzstücke Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Skulpturensammlung bis 1800

Editor: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephan Koja, 312 pages, Sandstein Verlag, publication date: April 2020, ISBN 978-3-95498-541-8, 49,90 €

Publication accompanying the reopening

Museumsführer Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Editor: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephan Koja, 168 pages, Sandstein Verlag, publication date: April 2020, ISBN 978-3-95498-535-7; 12,95 €

Publications accompanying the reopening

Restaurierte Meisterwerke zur Wiedereröffnung der Sempergalerie

Herausgeber: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephanie Exner; Marlies Giebe; Stephan Koja; 184 Seiten, Sandstein Verlag, ISBN 978-3-95498-512-8, 19,80€

Buchcover mit einem Gemälde

Publications accompanying the reopening 2

Publication accompanying the reopening

The Model of Antiquity - Anton Raphael Mengs and His Cast Collection

Editor: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephan Koja, 144 pages, Sandstein Verlag, publication date: 28.2.2020, ISBN 978-3-95498-515-9, 19,80 €

Publication accompanying the reopening

Renaissance and Baroque Masterpieces

Editor: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephan Koja; Claudia Kryza-Gersch; 144 pages, Sandstein Verlag, publication date 28.2.2020, ISBN 978-3-95498-513-5, 19,80 €

Publication accompanying the reopening

Museumsführer Skulpturensammlung bis 1800

Editor: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephan Koja, 168 pages, Sandstein Verlag, publication date: April 2020, ISBN 978-3-95498-539-5, 12,95 €

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Publication for children

Alte Meister neu entdecken. Eine Spurensuche in der Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister und der Skulpturensammlung bis 1800

Herausgeber: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Bildung und Vermittlung, Illustriert von: Astrid Lange, 64 Seiten, Sandstein Verlag, Erscheinungsdatum 27.2.2020, ISBN 978-3-95498-523-4, 9,95 €

Publications accompanying the reopening

Peter Baldinger: Then is Now

Editor: Peter Baldinger, Artbook Verlag 120 pages, ISBN 978-3-9504892-2-4; 25 €

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