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Portraits of the Parisian Avant-Garde

Guided Group Tour and Workshop in German Sign Language

The portrait is one of the most important genres of painting. The exhibition Paris Magnétique. 1905–1940 shows numerous portraits and self-portraits of artists who came to Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century, where they became part of the artistic avant-garde. Among them were many Jewish artists, such as Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff and Sonia Delaunay.

By appointment

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


Old Building
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

After a short tour of the exhibition, participants will discuss the portrait as an artistic form and gain insights into the context in which the works were created. Afterwards, they are invited to let their creativity run free by creating their own portrait.

Painted portrait of a middle-aged man with a moustache and a tilted head, looking directly at the viewer. In the background two paintings hang on the wall.

Walter Bondy, self-portrait, 1912; FR, Paris, Catherine Cozzano

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 26 Jan to 1 May 2023, by appointment
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Where Old Building

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Meeting Point Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the foyer

    Cost60 €

    Number of participantsUp to 12

    RegistrationT +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    For groups we offer workshops on your desired date. Please contact us 4-6 weeks before your desired date for this service.

    LanguageThe event will be conducted in German Sign Language.

    Please note For children and teenagers.

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