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2020-03-10 | Highlights and exhibitions of the Dresden State Art Collections in 2020/2021

Dresden Royal PalaceThe Dresden State Art Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) comprise 15 museums, which are regarded as world-famous not least because of their thematic diversity. The museums are located in buildings worth seeing in Dresden, including the Royal Palace, the Zwinger Palace, the Albertinum, Pillnitz Palace, the Japanese Palais and the Jägerhof. The State Art Collections also include the State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony with exhibitions in Dresden, Leipzig and Herrnhut.

Exhibitions of the Dresden State Art Collections in 2020 and 2021

In 2020, visitors and guests of the Dresden State Art Collections can look forward to excellent long-established permanent exhibitions but also to numerous special exhibitions worth seeing and outstanding openings. Our personal highlights are:

  • Reopening of the Old Masters Picture Gallery and Sculpture Collection until 1800
    Semperbau at Zwinger Palace, 29/02/2020
  • Raffael – The Power of Renaissance Images
    Semperbau at Zwinger Palace, Old Masters Picture Gallery, 03/04/ – 19/07/2020
  • 300 years of the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett. Collecting in the Present
    Royal Palace, Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs), Studiolo, 25/04 – 14/09/2020
  • Colour and Line. Schmidt-Rottluff at the Hegenbarth Archive
    Josef-Hegenbarth-Archive, 03/05/2020 – 04/04/2021
  • Design Around 1800. A Million Roses for Angela Davis
    Pillnitz Palace, Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), Bergpalais, 30/05/ – 01/11/2020
  • Encounters: Caravaggio's John the Baptist from Rome
    Semperbau at Zwinger Palace, Old Masters Picture Gallery, 11/09/2020 – 10/01/2021
  • Opening of the Rifle Gallery at "Langer Gang"
    Royal Palace, Rüstkammer, autumn 2020
  • The Restored Masterpiece: Ercole de‘ Roberti
    Semperbau at Zwinger Palace, Old Masters Picture Gallery, 06/10/2020 – 28/02/2021
  • 300 years of the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett. Crossing Borders. Collecting for the Future.
    Royal Palace, Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs), 14/11/2020 – 22/02/2021
  • Christmas at the Jägerhof
    Jägerhof, Museum for folk art with Puppentheatersammlung, 28/11/2020 – 10/01/2021

Zwinger Palace in Dresden

In September 2019, the reconstructed apartments at the Residenzschloss Dresden(Royal Palace) reopened. Thanks to a great deal of hard work, expense and professional expertise, it is now possible to  get an authentic experience of the palace’s magnificent 18th-century interior. But art lovers can also expect an exciting year in 2020. After several years of refurbishment, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden opened its doors on 29 January 2020. For the first time since 2013, it is possible to visit the entire Picture Gallery again. Another major celebration will take place on the occasion of the exhibition "300 Years of Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett. Collecting in the Present". Don't miss the chance to experience the oldest publicly accessible specialist collection for art on paper in the German-speaking countries.

You are interested in the exhibitions of the Dresden State Art Collections and would like to visit the museums during your group tour to Dresden? Please do not hesitate to send us your individual request. We would love to create a tailor-made group tour for you. We look forward to hearing from you!