Exhibition Documentation 1980—1989

Here you will find the exhibitions of the 1980s. In addition to Modernism, which still occupied a central role, focus was also now placed on cultural and historical topics. The exhibition "Tutankhamen" in 1980/1981, in which the famous death mask of the pharaoh was exhibited for the last time outside Egypt, was an international success.

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American Painting 1930-1980

14.11.81 – 31.01.82

Exhibition curator Tom Armstrong offers the German public a representative overview of the development of "American Painting 1930–1980" – the period in which relevant impulses came from America and not Europe for the first time in art history.More

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From Greco to Goya

20.02 – 02.05.82

400 years of Spanish painting

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Giorgio Morandi

18.07 – 06.09.81

The retrospective of the work of Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964) paid tribute to an artist who at the time was revered almost as a "saint of modern Italian painting" (Werner Haftman).More

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Pablo Picasso

14.02 – 20.04.81

A 100th anniversary exhibition. Works from the collection of Marina Picasso

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Tutankhamen

22.11.80 – 01.02.81

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Ernst Wilhelm Nay — Images and Documents

26.07 – 21.09.80

Because of his abstract imagery and his belief in the "formative value of color", Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902–1968) is considered a leading representative of postwar modernism.More

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Panamarenko

31.07 – 03.10.82

This exhibition paid tribute to a young contemporary artist who has distinguished himself since the 1960s with actions and happenings, and who enriched the genre of sculpture with "poetic objects" and later with handmade automobiles aircrafts and planes.More

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Giorgio de Chirico — The metaphysicians

17.11.82 – 30.01.83

Supported by former director Peter A. Ade, Haus der Kunst presented a retrospective of the work of Giorgio de Chirico (1888–1978). More

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In the light of Claude Lorrain

12.03 – 29.05.83

On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of Claude Lorrain, Haus der Kunst dedicated an exhibition to a painter to whom art owes "one of the most important chapters in the history of European landscape painting."More

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Erich Heckel 1883-1970

10.12.83 – 12.02.84

Paintings, aquarelles, drawings and graphic works

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Max Beckmann

25.02 – 22.04.84

Retrospective

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Shogun

24.11.84 – 03.02.85

Art treasures and lifestyle of a Japanese prince in the era of the Shogun

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Nefertiti — the beautiful one

15.12.84 – 10.02.85

Nefertiti – the legendary, beautiful wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten and, following his death in the fourteenth century BC, ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt – served as the thematic impetus for an exhibition in Haus der Kunst. More

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Expressionism

16.03 – 12.05.85

The Buchheim Collection

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Carl Spitzweg

23.11.85 – 02.02.86

and the French graphic artists Daumier, Grandville, Gavarni, Doré

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The Ian Woodner Collection

25.03 – 25.05.86

Master graphic works from six centuries

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The automobile in art 1886-1986

09.08 – 05.10.86

The automobile's centenary has led to the consideration that it "has not only made history, but also art history" since its invention in 1886. More

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The glory and decline of old Mexico

06.12.86 – 01.03.87

The Aztecs and their predecessors

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Toulouse-Lautrec

21.03 – 24.05.87

Graphic works

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Gold and power

08.08 – 04.10.87

Spain and the New World. An exhibition on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America

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The Nibelungen

05.12.87 – 14.02.88

Pictures of love, betrayal and downfall

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Italy exists within us

12.12.87 – 21.02.88

The art of the Germans in Italy

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The myth of Italy, the winter fairytale Germany

24.03 – 29.05.88

Modern Italian painters and their dialogue with Germany

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Ways to abstractions

12.08 – 09.10.88

The collection of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza served as the basis of the exhibition in Munich and Luxembourg. Instead of the repeated presentation of famous Old Masters works, now the focus is on "80 masterpieces" of classical modernism with which "Paths of Abstraction" are illustrated.More

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The art of the Biedermeier age

03.12.88 – 26.02.89

1815—1855

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African art

17.12.88 – 19.02.89

from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva

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The Mongols

22.03 – 28.05.89

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Gold and silver treasures

19.08 – 08.10.89

from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

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Pictures for the skies – artistic kites

16.02.89 – 18.02.90

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