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“We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn

In panel discussions and guided tours with brunch, we follow Mendelsohn's debates on human rights, aesthetics, and Jewish equality and ask: how enlightened are we today? Here you can find all events during our exhibition on the Enlightenment philosopher.

  • Visitors stand in an exhibition room with various portraits of Moses Mendelssohn on the wall

    Curator Tour of the Exhibition (in German)

    As part of the Jüdische Kulturtage (Jewish Culture Days) 2022 curator Inka Bertz will introduce you to Enlightenment debates and Mendelssohn's life and work

    Guided Tour
    Sun 11 Sep 2022, 3 pm

  • Memorial plaque embedded in the floor with the inscription: In this house lived and worked immortal Moses Mendelssohn Born in Dessau 1729. Died in Berlin 1768.

    Immortal Things – “Loving Beauty”

    Velebrations for Mendelssohn’s 293rd birthday

    Reading/Discussion
    Tue 6 Sep 2022, 6 pm

  • Red bordered portrait of Moses Mendelssohn looking directly at the viewer

    Mendelssohn Discourses: Power: Tradition, State, Religion

    Angelika Günzel in conver­sation with the curators Inka Bertz and Thomas Lackmann, moderated by Frederek Musall.

    Discussion
    This event has been cancelled.

  • Micha Brumlik speaking into the microphone on a podium

    Micha Brumlik: Morning Hours. Mendelssohn.

    Berlin and Hamburg Lectures (in German)

    Lecture/Discussion
    Sun 4 Sep 2022, 11 am

  • Graphic with inscription “Long Night of the Museums 2022”

    Now That’s Enlightened!

    Long Night of Museums 2022

    Event
    Sat 27 Aug 2022, 6 pm–2 am

  • Red bordered portrait of Moses Mendelssohn looking directly at the viewer

    Public Guided Tours through the Exhibition

    (90 minutes, in German)

    Guided Tour
    Sun 12 Jun, 14 Aug 2022, 3 pm

  • Red bordered portrait of Moses Mendelssohn looking directly at the viewer

    Mendelssohn Discourses: Media Revolution – Publicity, Celebrity, A Flood of Images

    Caspar Battegay and Shmuel Feiner talk with curator Inka Bertz and Frederek Musall.

    Discussion
    Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7 pm (video recording available)

  • Set table with plate and bread basket

    Sunday Brunch with Mendelssohn

    Breakfast with guided tour through the exhibition

    Guided Tour
    Sun 19 Jun 2022, 11 am–2 pm

  • Red bordered portrait of Moses Mendelssohn looking directly at the viewer

    Mendelssohn Discourses: Enlightenment – Fake News, Sentimentality, Reason

    Philosophers Carolin Emcke and Hannah Peaceman in conversation with Frederek Musall and the curators Inka Bertz and Thomas Lackmann.

    Discussion
    Wed 4 May 2022, 7 pm (video recording available, in German)

  • Oil painting: portrait of Moses Mendelssohn depicted in half profile in a painted oval frame, eyes are directed to the viewers.

    “We dreamed of nothing but the Enlightenment”

    A discussion on the upcoming exhibition on the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (in-person and in German)


    23 Nov 2021, 7 pm

  • Graphic with portrait of Moses Mendelssohn

    Guided Tour Through the Exhibition

    Book a tour for your group!

    Guided Tour
    20 Apr to 11 Sep 2022, by appointment

  • Graphic with portrait of Moses Mendelssohn

    Guided tour for school groups

    Dive into Moses Mendelssohn's journey with your school group (grade 7 to 13)

    Guided Tour
    20 Apr to 11 Sep 2022, by appointment