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300 Years Keeping in the Present

Exhibition: 12 June - 14 September 2020

In 2020, the Kupferstich-Kabinett will be celebrating its 300th anniversary, making it the oldest museum in any German-speaking country to specialise in art on paper. Since 1720, it has collected, preserved and researched into not only copperplate engravings, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and other prints, but also drawings, watercolours and photographs.

The main exhibition presents more than 200 works from all three centuries, sorted into themed chapters and shown chronologically based on the time they were acquired. Included is a rare drawing by Jan van Eyck. The last time that Picture of an Old Man was put on public display was in 2010 and it was only for a week. The hightlight of the Kupferstich-Kabinett will now be on view for a month (until 13 July).

Jan van Eyck (1390-1441), Picture of an Old Man, ca. 1630
Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

See the museum website for more information.