It’s a great idea that’s caught on all over the world, but it was invented twenty years ago in Berlin – the Long Night of Museums. In 1997 just eighteen museums took part, and now, twenty years on, there are round about eighty opening their doors until way past midnight and inviting you to come in and look, listen, be amazed and join in with the many activities. Berlin’s museums are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Long Night with the theme of ‘Made in Berlin’, and are focusing on inventions, brands and legends that have an association with the city.
During the Long Night the Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin is open to you from Saturday 18:00 till 2:00. We are open regular at 11:00 on Saturday and looking forward to your visit.
Take the green Route 3 to U Kurfürstendamm, there is a bus every 20 minutes.
Events (unfortunately only in German)
19:00 till 21:00 Demonstration of the historic litho press
The museum houses a historic litho press which was used to print Käthe Kollwitz’s lithographic prints during her lifetime. Built in 1866, the press is being set up for operation in the Long Night by master lithographer Dietmar Liebsch who will be happy to tell you all you want to know about lithography and give a live demonstration.
22:00, 23:00 and 0:00
Guided speed tours through the special exhibition ‘Käthe Kollwitz and her Friends’
A person’s true nature always reveals itself in their friendships. Accordingly, the image we have of Käthe Kollwitz and her art can be made even sharper by exploring her relationships with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances.
This exhibition for the 150th birthday of Käthe Kollwitz traces exemplary selected friendships, and allows works of art, letters, photographs, and documents to tell their own story.