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Exhibition “Ferdinand Hodler and Modernist Berlin“

Curator’s tour of the exhibition for members of our circle of friends (in German)

Ferdinand Hodler’s evocative figure paintings, mountain landscapes and portraits are Modernist icons. The Swiss artist (1853–1918), an influential force in symbolism, drew great international acclaim even in his own lifetime. The exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie is the first to presents the artist as a fixture of Modernist Berlin.

Past event


Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128 10969 Berlin

Dr. Janina Nentwig will guide us through a selection of his most important symbolist figure paintings, portraits, and unmistakable mountain landscapes, which made Hodler’s name in the capital of the German Empire and were already celebrated by the Berlin public of his own day.

Painting with four female figures and flowers

Ferdinand Hodler, Holy Hour, 1911; Foundation for Art, Culture and History, Winterthur; SKKG, 2020 // SIK-ISEA, Zurich (Philipp Hitz)

The Jewish Museum Berlin contributed Lovis Corthin’s portrait of Charlotte Berend to the exhibition as a temporary loan.

Where, when, what?

  • When Mon, 13 Dec 2021, 4 pm
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Where Berlinische Galerie

    Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
    10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge

  • Meeting point 3.45 pm outside the main entrance of the Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin

    Number of participants up to 11 people

    Registration by 6 December 2021. Please register by phone Tel. +49 (0)30 25 993 436 or email at

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