The Artists of our Art Vending Machine
Read profiles of and interviews with the artists on our blog
Paintings, printed graphics, sculptures, and more art from our collections (in German)
Our Library's DFG Project
Enlarging and indexing our holdings in Jewish art
Ernst Kris: Art History, Psychoanalysis, and Communication Studies
Lecture by Rudolf Preimesberger
13 December 2018
Bedřich Fritta. Drawings from the Theresienstadt Ghetto
17 May to 29 Sep 2013 and
28 Feb to 4 May 2014
How German is it? 30 Artists' Notion of Home
16 Sep 2011 to 29 Jan 2012
R. B. Kitaj 1932–2007. Obsessions
Retrospective with paintings, prints, and drawings
21 Sep 2012 to 27 Jan 2013
Menashe Kadishman: Shalekhet
Art installation in the Libeskind Building
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Dateline: Israel. Contemporary Photography and Video Art
Heimatkunde (How German is it?): 30 Artists' Notion of Home
Otto Freundlich and His Socially Utopian Composition
From our Holdings
Art Vending Machine
Contemporary art by international, Berlin-based Jewish artists
Our Fine Arts Collection
Our art collection walks in the footsteps of the first Jewish Museum in Berlin.
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The William L. Gross Collection
Judaica, documents, and literature on Jewish art and culture at our library
No Compromises! The Art of Boris Lurie
26 Feb to 31 Jul 2016
James Turrell: Ganzfeld Aural
Installation in the Museum Garden
12 Apr 2018 to 6 Oct 2019
Selected Objects: Fine Arts Collection (11)
Fine Arts Collection
Glance through our art holdings featuring modernist works by Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth, and commercial graphic art by Louis Oppenheim. The motifs span from biblical and Jewish themes to intimate portraits and Felix Nussbaum’s haunting response to his experience of persecution.
Albertine Mendelssohn-Bartholdy as a Bride by August Theodor Kaselowsky
In this painting, Albertine Heine appears to be a Christian Madonna. She holds the ring near her heart, wearing a white dress with her gaze modestly lowered.
Biblical map of the Holy Land
This "New and Original Biblical Map of the Holy Land" from 1893 was probably never intended to be used by pilgrims or travelers on the ground.
Loneliness by Felix Nussbaum
Nussbaum is nearly unique among artists for his striking examination of his plight as one of the persecuted. He painted it in Brussels, where he was in hiding, in 1942.
The Plesch Family Portrait by Max Slevogt
Max Slevogt created this painting of his friend's family in 1928. It captures the intimacy of family life while fulfilling a group portrait's representative function.
Composition by Otto Freundlich
Otto Freundlich painted this abstract composition in 1938 – one year after another artwork of his had been branded "degenerate art" in Nazi Germany.
Moses Looks upon the Promised Land by Lesser Ury
For artist Lesser Ury, the painting marked the end of a lifelong preoccupation with the figure of Moses. Unfortunately, only a pastel sketch for the painting survives.
S. Adam Advertising Poster by Louis Oppenheim
With this poster by the well-known graphic artist Louis Oppenheim, the S. Adam clothing store advertised its products to male and female sports enthusiasts in 1908.
Passage through the Red Sea by Jakob Steinhardt
This woodcut by Jakob Steinhardt illustrates a 1920s Haggadah. The people barely escaped with their lives—as is revealed in the expression on Moses’ face.
Girl Walking by Elisabeth Wolff
The sculpture by Elisabeth Wolff was a trophy at the first sporting festival held by the Reich Committee for Jewish Youth Associations, in 1934. The artwork has only been entrusted to our collection for safekeeping.
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat by Max Liebermann
In this late self-portrait, the artist presents himself as bourgeois in a dark suit and a Panama hat. Two years after his eightieth birthday, he painted himself here with a touch of resignation and melancholy.
Petermannchen by Lovis Corinth
Lovis Corinth painted this portrait of his student and wife-to-be during a beach vacation on the Baltic coast. It contains a secret romantic message.