CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Monday 3 June

In-depth study visits on Monday 3 June, 15:30-17:00

Visits 2-5 are also offered on Tuesday.

1. Gemäldegalerie: Early Netherlandish art with Stephan Kemperdick

The in-depth study visit to the gallery led by Stephan Kemperdick, Curator of Early Netherlandish and Early German Painting at the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, will focus on early Netherlandish paintings. After a short overview of the collection, we will talk about aspects and problems of the presentation of those works and finally, some individual paintings will be discussed.

2. Gemäldegalerie: Early Netherlandish art with Katrin Dyballa

Katrin Dyballa is Research Associate at the Gemäldegalerie. She will take you through the galleries and focus on the collection of Early Netherlandish painting and her work on the catalogue of this collection. Discussions will be in front of the objects: new findings and for instance problems of attribution.

3. Gemäldegalerie: Seventeenth-century art with Katja Kleinert

Katja Kleinert, Curator for Dutch and Flemish Art of the Seventeenth Century at the Gemäldegalerie will first take you through the galleries with a focus on the seventeenth century. She will end the visit with a discussion about one painting in particular. This painting is attributed to Gonzales Coques, but questions have been raised about this attribution. She is looking forward to hearing your opinions.

4. The Bode Museum with Julien Chapuis

Julien Chapuis, Deputy Director of the Bode Museum, will give a tour of the exhibition “Beyond Compare. Art from Africa in the Bode Museum” which will stay open a few days longer than planned, specially for CODART members.

Mythical heroes and spiritual ancestors from Central Africa stand tall, despite the weight of their ordeals. Their presence in the galleries of the Bode Museum raises the question: Why does Christianity need a suffering God? Bronze sculptures from Italy and the Kingdom of Benin reflect the artistic exchange and trade between Europe and Africa. Until the opening of the Humboldt Forum, some eighty masterpieces of African sculpture will set foot on Berlin’s Museum Island to engage European works of art in dialogue. Experimental juxtapositions and groupings of objects according to themes such as the “others”, aesthetics, gender, protection, performance, and death reveal their connections and differences. Exhibiting these sculptures together, with their different histories, opens new perspectives on both collections.

For further information about this exhibition see this page on the museum website.

5. Kupferstichkabinett with Holm Bevers

Holm Bevers, former Chief Curator for Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings at the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, invites you to study the rich collection of Dutch and Flemish works on paper the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin holds. They offer the opportunity to study drawings and prints by Netherlandish artists such as Jheronimus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Rembrandt and Pieter Saenredam from up close.

6. Schloss Charlottenburg with Alexandra Bauer and Michaela Völkel

Alexandra Bauer, Curator of German, Dutch and Flemish Paintings, Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg in Potsdam, will take delegates on a tour to Charlottenburg Palace where she will pick some important examples of Dutch and Flemish art (the collection is not that extensive). Her colleague Michaela Völkel, who is the Curator of Ceramics and Curator of Schloss Charlottenburg will join the group and talk about the history of the palace and the royal apartments there. On Mondays, Schloss Charlottenburg is closed to the public. We are honored that the Palace opens its doors exclusively for CODART members.