19 August – 6 November 2016


Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art

Opera, theatre and ballet have held a particular fascination for visual artists since time immemorial, as they drew their inspiration from the ornate theatre architecture, opulent stage settings, fantastic costumes and rousing performances.
With approximately 70 works from the Goetz Collection, the exhibition illustrates how the interplay between art and the stage has continued down to the present day.

25 November 2016 – 26 March 2017

Spain’s Golden Age

The Era of Velázquez in Painting and Sculpture

The Spanish Siglo de Oro, or ‘Golden Age’, is one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of Western art. Just when the most powerful nation in 17th-century Europe was rapidly losing its hegemony and went into political decline, Spanish art experienced its greatest flourishing. It was the era of masters like El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Zurbarán or Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

Exhibition poster
13 April – 27 August 2017

Peter Lindbergh


Peter Lindbergh (*1944 in Lissa, Germany) is regarded as one of the most influential photographers of the last forty years. This spectacular show presents some 200 works, ranging from his iconic fashion photography to previously unseen material such as storyboards, props, polaroids, contact sheets and films.