Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum

Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
Fasanenstrasse 24
Telephone
+49 30 882 5210
Getting there
Ubahn: Uhlandstrasse
More information
www.kaethe-kollwitz.de
Prices
adult/concession/under 18 €6/3/free, audioguides €3
Opening hours
11am-6pm
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This museum in a charming villa is devoted to German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), whose social and political awareness lent a tortured power to her lithographs, graphics, woodcuts, sculptures and drawings. In the newly revamped four-floor exhibit, you first get to meet this extraordinary woman who lived in Berlin for 52 years, then study her artistic visions, including the powerful antihunger lithography Brot! (Bread!, 1924) and the woodcut series Krieg (War, 1922–23).

Other recurring themes include motherhood and death; sometimes the two are strangely intertwined, as in works that show death as a nurturing figure, cradling its victims. There’s also a copy of Gustav Seitz’ Kollwitz sculpture that sits on Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. Special exhibits supplement the permanent exhibit twice annually.