Inventor of the Baroque Rome

9. November to 1. February 2015

The Bernini Exhibition. Inventor of Baroque Rome presents the topical breadth of Bernini’s oeuvre for the first time via the medium of drawings, demonstrating the lasting influence that the artist had on Rome. The Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts owns over 200 drawings by Bernini and his studio, permitting one-of-a-kind insight into the origins and emergence of his artwork. The exhibition additionally features loans from the Roman and Vatican collections and from the Albertina in Vienna, among others. This traces Bernini’s creative process, from the initial idea to its final definition. The ingenuity with which Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) and his ecclesiastical and secular clients … read more

Trench Studio

Max Beckmann, Hans Alexander Müller and Alfred Frank sketch the First World War

4. September to 9. November 2014

Two students of the Leipzig at Academy, Hans Alexander Müller and Alfred Frank, are featured for the first time in an exhibition together with Max Beckmann. Their biographical similarities are based on a previously unknown fact: in their art, Beckmann, Müller and Frank documented the events of the First World War at almost the exact time and practically in the same place, 1915 along the Flanders front near Ypres. The exhibition contrasts their sketches from the trenches with aerial views and war photographs from the region around Ypres. … read more