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Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, Dresden

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The Galerie Neue Meister in Dresden, Germany, displays around 300 paintings from the 19th century until today, including works from Otto Dix, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. The gallery also exhibits a number of sculptures from the Dresden Sculpture Collection from the same period. The museum's collection grew out of the Old Masters Gallery, for which contemporary works were increasingly purchased after 1843.
The New Masters Gallery is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections) of Dresden. It is located in the Albertinum.
The collection began as part of the Dresden Painting Gallery. The purchase of contemporary works, creating the "Modern Department", was stepped up in 1843 under Bernhard von Lindenau, director of the Royal Museums, who personally donated 700 talers each year for this purpose. The Academic Council, responsible for the gallery and the Academy of Fine Arts, also contributed 50 percent of the proceeds from its exhibitions towards new purchases. However, these funds were only enough for limited acquisitions, mostly restricted to German works. With our international travel planner, Dresden attractions like Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Unlike in the Old Master's Gallery in the Zwinger the staff here is friendly. As there are a lot less visitors you have plenty of space to see the paintings. EUR 10.- entrance fee is steep, however.....  more
    Unlike in the Old Master's Gallery in the Zwinger the staff here is friendly. As there are a lot less visitors you have plenty of space to see the paintings. EUR 10.- entrance fee is steep, however.....  more »
  • Now housed in the Albertinium, this collection contains paintings ad sculptures by Rodin, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh etc. Less crowded than the Old Masters Gallery and equally enriching. 
    Now housed in the Albertinium, this collection contains paintings ad sculptures by Rodin, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh etc. Less crowded than the Old Masters Gallery and equally enriching.  more »
  • Although not a very large museum, the quality of the master works including Raphael, Corregio, Cranach, and Vermeer are well worth the visit. Galleries are well laid out, but lighting tends to... 
    Although not a very large museum, the quality of the master works including Raphael, Corregio, Cranach, and Vermeer are well worth the visit. Galleries are well laid out, but lighting tends to...  more »
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  • The Albertinum building where the gallery is located is impressive. The huge hall is spectacular. The gallery has a couple of interesting paintings but the old master’s gallery is much better. There are also interesting sculptures in the other halls.
  • So much to look at! Very interesting, was too much for me in the end, but you can decide for yourself how much you look at, so everything is great
  • The entrance hall already suggests a special gallery. And the impression is more than confirmed. We were thrilled with the great didactic concept with which the visitors are guided. Not picture after picture until you are exhausted, but emphasize focal points that are also well explained and nicely explained for laypeople. In addition, these 5 different basic topics, which are well distributed over the floors. I'm not a museum fan, but I would visit this exhibition again.
  • Very impressive.
  • The exhibitions and the artistic side are great. The organization under all sow. You have to book a time slot due to the pandemic, you are in front of the door on time and you are turned away because there are already more than 100 people in the exhibition... What shoud that? Only for well-heeled tourists, right?

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