El Greco and Modernism at Museum Kunstpalast

28 April - August 12 2012

For the very first time in Germany, to rave reviews by the national and international press, 40 El Greco masterpieces are being shown at the Museum Kunstpalast.
Combined with 100 works by modernist painters the exhibition shows how modernism was greatly influenced by El Grecos works. 
 El Greco Laocoön 1610-14
©Bernd Ahrens
Visitors have the rare opportunity to see works by Max Beckmann, Cezanne and Picasso along side the only remaining picture panel of El Greco 'Laocoön' or the Opening of the Fifth Seal, painting which could have been painted 300 years before its time.
Works have been collected from some of the top art houses around the globe, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The National Gallery, London and the National gallery of Art, Washington, the Musée du Louvre, Paris and the MoMA, NY.

El Greco 1580-1595 The Disrobing of Christ 
Museum director, Beat Wismer, prepares for another interview.
©Bernd Ahrens

The Independent, one of the UK's top broadsheets compliments curator and museum's director Beat Wismer: "In its quiet, reasonable way, the Kunstpalast rewrites the history of a strand of modern art".

©Bernd Ahrens

The Museum Kunstpalast is offereing public tours in English on June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 and August 5 at 4pm. Please reserve via the museum, 0211-899 01 90 or el.greco@smkp.de

Extended opening hours for this exhibition:
Opening hours for the exhibition EL GRECO AND MODERNISM
Monday 1 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday, Saturday 10 am - 9 pm