Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, Berlin

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Containing one of the largest collections of works by the German artist and pacifist Kathe Kollwitz, Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum displays more than 200 prints, drawings, posters, sculptures, and woodcuts. Opened in 1986, the museum traces its origins to art collector Hans Pels-Leusden, who bought many of the artist's works for decades and staged the first Kollwitz exhibit in 1965. Kollwitz lived in Berlin for more than 50 years and created some of her most memorable works there, including her celebrated self-portraits. The museum is inside a 19th-century villa that was partially destroyed during World War II. Be sure to explore the upper floor, which contains a 2 m (6.6 ft) statue of Kollwitz by sculptor Gustav Seitz. Discover how to plan a Berlin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Berlin has also rainy days and on such a visit to this small museum is highly recommended. You get to know very well this major artist during a visit of the museum dedicated to her. Their lives and their fight against poverty and for peace also reminds that earlier times were not so good and we need to actively work with that they are never so bad.
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  • well made exhibition about this brilliant artist. Very important to remember not only the artist but her reflection on war and loss, poverty and hardship of so many people in Germany in the first half...  more »
  • The museum does a nice job showing how Kollwitz's life and friends impacted her work. There is an excellent exhibit of her sculptures on the top floor.  more »
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  • A elegant little gallery in a quiet street off Kudamm, showing the life and work of the artist who created the iconic sculpture in the Neue Wache on Unter den Linden.
  • Outstanding exhibition of the artist's life and works. Gives excellent context to her oeuvre and pacifist manifesto.
  • Great museum, a little bit hidden after the so popular museum island but worth visiting it. Kate had a very intense and interesting life, and is known as one of the greatest german female artists. Ps) next door there is a great Coffee place.
  • Wonderful artist, very organised museum!
  • I'm a huge fan of her work. Very powerful. It's a quiet museum so you can enjoy it without huge crowds.

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