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Opening Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940

Painted portrait of a young woman on gray background.

Portrait de Dédie, Painting by Amedeo Modigliani, 1918, oil on canvas, 92 x 60 cm; Centre Pompidou Paris, 1952 donated by Mrs. and Mr. André Lefèvre

In the first half of the twentieth century, the French capital was a magnet for artists from around the world. With Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940, the Jewish Museum Berlin presents the first major ex­hibition in Germany devoted to Jewish artists of the School of Paris. Featuring around 120 works in ten sections, the ex­hibition traces how migrant, often marginalized perspectives from the Parisian avant-garde have influenced today’s under­standing of Western modernist art. On show will be works by famous and lesser-known artists, including Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff, Sonia Delaunay, and Jacques Lipchitz.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

The Berlin presentation is a continuation of the ex­hibition Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine… Paris pour école, 1905–1940, which was shown in Paris at the mahJ – Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme (Museum of Jewish Art and History) from June to October 2021.

For the opening, there will be talks by Hetty Berg, Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, François Delattre, France's Am­bassador to Germany, Paul Salmona, Director of the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris and Dr. Shelley Harten, curator of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Exhibition Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940 – 25 Jan to 1 May 2023
Digital Content
Biographical stops of Rudolf Levy – on the online platform Jewish Places
Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940 – 2023, in German
Accompanying Events
Exhibition opening – 24 Jan 2023
Café Magnétique: Import/Export – part 1: With Sophie Krebs and Annabel Ruck­deschel, 2 Feb 2023
Café Magnétique: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism – part 2: With Cathy Gelbin and Julia Friedrich, 23 Mar 2023, in German
Café Magnétique: La Prose du Transsibérien – part 3: Lecture performance with Shelley Harten and guests, 20 Apr 2023
Brunch Magnétique – A visit to the exhibition with breakfast, with fixed dates
Guided Tours
Public tour – with fixed dates, in German
Tour for Groups – by appointment
Portraits of the Parisian avant-garde – guided group tour and workshop, by appointment, in German Sign Language
Magnetic, Magnificent, Fantastic! – Workshop, with fixed dates, in German, Russian and German Sign Language

Where, when, what?

  • When Tue 24 Jan 2023, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge

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