Exterior View, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

About the Museum


Exhibition view of Surreal Worlds. In focus: Jean Dubuffet at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg with works by Zoltan Kemény, Henri Laurens and Jean Dubuffet
© Foto: David von Becker, Photo: David von Becker

Exhibition view of Surreal Worlds. In focus: Jean Dubuffet at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg with works by Zoltan Kemény, Henri Laurens and Jean Dubuffet

© Foto: David von Becker
Exterior View, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Exterior View, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Exhibition view of Surreal Worlds. In focus: Jean Dubuffet at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg with works by Zoltan Kemény, Henri Laurens and Jean Dubuffet
Thomas Bruns_ Lehrter Strasse 57- Haus 1- D-10557 Berlin Tel+493039833774_Fax+00493039833775_Mobil+491776594700_mail@thomasbruns, Photo: David von Becker

Exhibition view of Surreal Worlds. In focus: Jean Dubuffet at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg with works by Zoltan Kemény, Henri Laurens and Jean Dubuffet

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, SSG, SMB, Ausstellungsdokumentation
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Thomas Bruns_ Lehrter Strasse 57- Haus 1- D-10557 Berlin Tel+493039833774_Fax+00493039833775_Mobil+491776594700_mail@thomasbruns, Photo: David von Becker

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, SSG, SMB, Ausstellungsdokumentation
Situated in West Berlin’s Charlottenburg quarter, the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg is part of the city’s Nationalgalerie. Though the museum’s collection spans many centuries – beginning with works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Francisco Goya – it specialises in 20th century surrealism with over 300 works by masters of the movement such as Max Ernst and René Magritte, as well as lesser known figures. The collection was built by the founder and CEO of the Victoria-Versicherung Berlin insurance company, Otto Gerstenberg, and his grandson Dieter Scharf. Twinned with the Museum Berggruen, the building was originally commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV and completed in 1859 by architect Friedrich August Stüler in the neoclassical style. The building housed the Egyptian Museum from 1967 until 2005 when it was converted by the architectural practice Sunder-Plassmann. It opened to the public in 2008 and holds regular exhibitions of loaned works as well as displays from the permanent collection.

Collection Highlights


bebende Kapelle (1924, 247)

Paul Klee

Chapel Quaking (1924, 247)
Hommage … Goya

Odilon Redon

Homage to Goya
Masque Montserrat criant

Julio González

Mask of Montserrat Screaming
Asta su abuelo, Capricho 39

Francisco de Goya

And So Was His Grandfather, Capricho 39
La Poup‚e / Die Puppe

Hans Bellmer

The doll
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg: Collection Highlights
bebende Kapelle (1924, 247)
bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg / Roman M„rz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Roman März

Paul Klee

Chapel Quaking (1924, 247), 1924
Hommage … Goya
bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie CC NC-BY-SA

Odilon Redon

Homage to Goya, 1895
Masque Montserrat criant
bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg / Roman M„rz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Roman März

Julio González

Mask of Montserrat Screaming, um 1938/1939
Asta su abuelo, Capricho 39
bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg / Roman M„rz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Roman März

Francisco de Goya

And So Was His Grandfather, Capricho 39, 1797–1798
La Poup‚e / Die Puppe
bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg / Hans Bellmer, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013 / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Volker-H. Schneider

Hans Bellmer

The doll, 1936/1938
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