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THE YEAR 2024 is a year of ROMANTICISM.

Caspar David Friedrich’s 250th birthday is commemorated by several large exhibitions of the most famous German painter whose art was dismissed as kitsch for decades. This year his art will be celebrated comprehensively and appropriately. An exhibition overview:

Caspar David Friedrich, Das Riesengebirge, 1830, oil on canvas.
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

In his hometown GREIFSWALD the Pomeranian State Museum (Pommersches Landesmuseum) shows from April 28th to August 4th, 2024 the exhibition “Caspar David Friedrich – Lifelines”. Then from August 18th to October 6th “Caspar David Friedrich – Places of Longing”; and from October 16th, 2024 till January 5th, 2025 the exhibition “Caspar David Friedrich – Hometown”

Off to BERLIN! From April 19th to August 4th, 2024 the Alte Nationalgalerie presents the exhibition “Caspar David Friedrich – Infinite Landscapes”.

For more than 40 years DRESDEN was the center of Caspar David Friedrich’s life (1774-1840). The Albertinum (August 24th, 2024 to January 5th, 2025) and the Kupferstich-Kabinett (August 24th till November 17th, 2024) show on the occasion of his 250th Birthday the big special exhibition “Dresden – where it all began”!

…and at the end of the year: Let’s go to Weimar! There the chapter C.D. Friedrich and Goethe will be illuminated, in the Schiller Museum from November 22nd. Opening ceremony on November 21st, 2024. A special exhibition by the Klassik Stiftung Weimar “Caspar David Friedrich, Goethe and Romanticism in Weimar” will be shown until March 2nd, 2025.

In 2025, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NEW YORK will launch the first major CDF solo exhibition entitled “Caspar David Friedrich – the soul of Nature”.

BOOK TIP: Anyone planning to visit one of the Friedrich exhibitions is recommended to read the current book by Florian Illies in advance: “ZEIT DER STILLE – Caspar David Friedrichs Reisen durch die Zeiten”. Published by S.Fischer. The ideal preparation for every CDF exhibition!

An inspiring year full of exciting and emotional art moments wishes you KUNST FÜR ANGELN!


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