Bröhan Total!6 October 2021 -- 16 January 2022
In 2021, Karl H. Bröhan would have turned 100 years old. The round birthday gives the occasion for a large-scale anniversary exhibition: in a novel and unusual presentation covering the entire exhibition space of the Bröhan-Museum more of the collection than ever before is shown. Display cases with collection highlights as well as some rarely shown treasures alternate with period rooms of French Art Nouveau, the reform-minded designs of German Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the functionalist design of the 1920s. Paintings of the Berlin Secession, as well as unusual collection blocks – animal figurines, for instance – are also presented. Furthermore, selected acquisitions of recent years show the development of the collection. Paintings, graphic art, furniture, porcelain as well as metal and glass art will all be on display.
In addition, in June 2021 the Bröhan-Museum received an extensive donation from a private collection – a collector from Berlin-Schöneberg donated over 100 colorful glasses by the Munich designer Jean Beck (1862-1938) to the museum which had once inspired him to start collecting. The glasses are now presented for the first time. The phenomenon of “satellite collections” – collections directly inspired by the Bröhan-Museum – is also explored in the exhibition through the example of two other collections.
For the first time in the history of the Bröhan-Museum, there is also a contemporary art intervention with works from the collection: internationally renowned performance artist Nezaket Ekici will take a new look at the collection during the exhibition – engaging with the Bröhan-Museum’s porcelain collection, she realizes a performance installation at the museum.
A new collection guide is published by Deutscher Kunstverlag to accompany the exhibition.
Media partners: Wall GmbH, rbb Kultur, Dinamix, tip, Exberliner.
Curators: Dr. Anna Grosskopf, Dr. Tobias Hoffmann
Exhibition design: Katleen Arthen
Design of advertising motif: Gerwin Schmidt, Munich
You can find our extensive online program on our social media channels.
As a facilitation tool, our free digital guide provides information and background on the exhibition. More information here.
Please note: The 3-G rule (digital proof required) applies to all events listed below, except 6 November
Nezaket Ekici – Panta Rhei
Performance on 6.11.2021, 4–9 pm, at the Bröhan-Museum. From 6 pm: performance finale with DJ.
The performance starts at 4 pm. During the opening hours of the museum from 10 am–6 pm, the regular hygiene rules of the museum apply. The second half of the performance will take place from 6–9 pm. Here the 2-G rules apply (admission only for vaccinated and recovered persons, digital proof required).
8,- €/erm. 5,- €, limited number of participants, registration not required.
Free guided tours
Every Saturday, at 3 pm, there is a free guided tour through the exhibition. Registration not required, max. 10 people per tour.
Ménage à trois
One of our art experts guides you and one person accompanying you exclusively through the exhibition.
1 h, 55,- € (Tue-Fri), 70,- € (Sat/Sun/Holiday), plus admission. Booking at email@example.com or 030/32690600
After the museum closes, at 6 pm, one of our art experts will guide you and up to 7 accompanying persons through the exhibition.
1 h, 140 € (Tue-Fri), 160 € (Sat/Sun/Holiday), booking at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030/32690600
Training for teachers
Two dates to choose from: 8.10. and 28.10.2021, both 16–18 h. Free of charge, registration required at email@example.com