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Museums in Dresden

New Masters Gallery and Sculpture Collection from 1800

With its innovative concept, the “Albertinum: Art from the Romantic period to the present day” stands for a fresh start in art presentation in Dresden. It features art from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the very present, from Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter. The broad spectrum from Romanticism to the present and the splendid quality of the paintings distinguish the Albertinum and make it one of the most important museums of its kind in Germany. As a museum of modern art in the broadest sense, it offers visitors the experience of Romanticism, Impressionism, Expressionism, New Objectivity and the present. Within this context, contemporary art enters into suspenseful interaction with older works in a collection that looks back on a rich history of its own. In addition to painting and sculpture, the holdings also comprise sound installations and video works. Two large galleries feature a permanent presentation of works by Gerhard Richter, whose archive is likewise in the custody of the Albertinum. The visitor is invited to explore a broad intellectual universe, with the opportunity to perceive various epochs in unaccustomed proximity to one another, and thus to discover them in wholly new and different ways. The Sculpture Collection encompasses works of more than five millennia, from the ancient cultures to and through all periods of European sculpture from the early Middle Ages to the present. The Albertinum presents works dating from 1800 onward. Older sculptures are on view as part of the Old Masters Picture Gallery in the Semper Building at the Zwinger. For the Sculpture Collection exhibition in the Albertinum, the modern period begins with works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. He ushered in the age of modern sculpture and is considered the forefather of a wide range of different styles that crystallized over the course of the twentieth century. The Classical Modern works and post-1945 sculpture shown in the exhibition continue to build on Rodin’s basic principle – the subjectivity of art – up to the very present. The Klingersaal Gallery, designed by the Sculpture Collection and the New Masters Gallery as an epoch room for all the senses, is concerned with the art of the fin de siècle. The Mosaiksaal Gallery is devoted to the major theme of ethics as manifest in Neoclassicist sculpture. The core of the holdings – the antiquity collection – is staged for the visitor in an experimental open depot. On the first floor there are moreover galleries for special exhibitions: changing thematic shows or individual presentations revolving around themes and artists of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Opening hours

Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Mon closed


Admission to the Albertinum including all special exhibitions and audio guide: adults €12.00, reduced €9, visitors to the age of 16 free of charge, groups €11.00 pp (min. 10 persons); one-day ticket to all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden €24.00, annual ticket €75.00 / reduced €50.00/25.00

Educational offers


  • audio guide
  • guided tours
  • cafe
  • shop
  • special exhibitions
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© New Masters Gallery and Sculpture Collection from 1800