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The Artists of our Art Vending Machine

Read profiles of and interviews with the artists on our blog


Art Collections

Paintings, printed graphics, sculptures, and more art from our collections (in German)

Online Collections

The drawing in comic style shows an androgynous figure in profile on magenta background. She wears a bright frock, her left hand is raised. An eagle has just flown out of her hand

Yael Bartana – Redemption Now

An expansive presentation of works by the contemporary artist

4 Jun to 21 Nov 2021

Our Library's DFG Project

Enlarging and indexing our holdings in Jewish art


A man and a woman stand in a room flooded with green light.

James Turrell: Ganzfeld Aural

Installation in the Museum Garden

12 Apr 2018 to 6 Oct 2019

Houses made from red and white and blue checkered plastic travel bags, sitting on cardboard boxes

matchmaker matchmaker

Constructions in the Global Shtetl / Longing for a Better Past

26 Jun to 27 Sep 2003

Oil painting with a family scene

Manheimer Family Portrait

by Julius Moser (1805–1879), Berlin, 1850, oil on canvas

Objects from Our Core Exhibition

In einem leeren Raum verteilte Objekte aus gerostetem Eisen, sie wirken teilweise wie eingesunken

Micha Ullman: Under

18 Mar to 31 Jul 2011

Sculpture of a library made of lead with inserted glass fragments

Shevirat ha-Kelim (Breaking of the Vessels)

Anselm Kiefer, 1990–2019, lead, iron, glass, copper wire, charcoal, Aquatec

Objects from Our Core Exhibition

A young man stands in front of a still life depicting sliced pomegranates

Pavel Feinstein


15 Nov 2002 to 12 Jan 2003

R. B. Kitaj 1932–2007. Obsessions

Retrospective with paintings, prints, and drawings

21 Sep 2012 to 27 Jan 2013

Drawing: A group of people, dressed in colorful clothes, crosses the image from right to left with long, sweeping strides.

On the Way to a Poetic-Political Utopia

Else Lasker-Schüler, Durch die Wüste Sinai (Through the Desert of Sinai), about 1935

From our Holdings

The large-scale artwork shows a highly magnified photo of a hat and a hand about to lift the hat. On the photo is mounted a red three-dimensional virus-like object

Robert Longo

Works from the Freud Drawings

30 May to 18 Aug 2002

Painting in brown tones showing a naked man leaning against a collapsing building

Making the invisible visible

Samson II by Ernest Neuschul, 1923–1955, purchase in 2017

20 years, 21 objects

The Artist and the Scientist

A project as part of a Year of Voluntary Service in Culture (FSJ Kultur)

Online Feature

Close-up of faces cut into metal discs.

Menashe Kadishman: Shalekhet

Art installation in the Libeskind Building

All About ...

Painted portrait of a young woman on gray background.

Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940

Jewish artists of the School of Paris

25 Jan to 1 May 2023

Book cover with a painted portrait of a young woman on a gray background and the book title „Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940“.

Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940

Publication accompanying the exhibition (in German)


Heimatkunde (How German is it?): 30 Artists’ Notion of Home

Exhibition catalog, with reading sample for download, in German


Abstract painting in blue, black and yellow tones

Otto Freundlich and His Socially Utopian Composition

From our Holdings

Art Vending Machine

Contemporary art by international, Berlin-based Jewish artists

Art Installation

Varieté. Inmitten eines Hofes eine provisorisch beleuchtete Bühne und Artist*innen. Rundum herbeikommende Zuschauer*innen

Bedřich Fritta

Drawings from the Theresienstadt Ghetto

17 May to 29 Sep 2013 and
28 Feb to 4 May 2014

Historical drawing of a portrait bust sculpture of a man, the sculpture is surrounded by meaningful objects below

Our Fine Arts Collection

Our art collection walks in the footsteps of the first Jewish Museum in Berlin.

All About ...

Cover “Carlo Levi”: Painting showing a boy with his arms folded behind his head.

Carlo Levi

Selected Works 1926–1974

30 Apr bis 4 Aug 2003

Graphic Reproduction »Es kam das Feuer« (The fire came) by El Lissitzky

The William L. Gross Collection

Judaica, documents, and literature on Jewish art and culture at our library


How German is it?

30 Artists’ Notion of Home

16 Sep 2011 to 29 Jan 2012

No Compromises! The Art of Boris Lurie

A retrospective

26 Feb to 31 Jul 2016

The poster shows a group of colorful figures following a flag bearer. Below (in handwriting): I say in the Hanswurstenwelt a flag pleases well.

John Elsas: “My Pictures Become Wilder and Wilder”

Drawings, Collages, Aphorisms

23 May to 17 Aug 2003

 A small wooden building next to the beach, the building is flying the flag of Israel and is surrounded by stacks of beach chairs.

Dateline: Israel. Contemporary Photography and Video Art

Exhibition catalog


Wall with labeled colored squares


A text installation by Jan Smejkal

28 Nov 2003 bis 5 May 2004

Posters on a wall display words in large letters and bullet holes

Script Pictures

Works by Daniel Ben-Hur, Max Wechsler, Oliver Siebeck and Ruth Liberman

28 Nov 2003 bis 29 Feb 2004

Selected Objects: Fine Arts Collection (12)