Masterworks on paper

in Residenzschloss

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Wand mit verschiedenen Bildern
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Herbert Boswank


More than half a million drawings, prints and photographs from the Middle Ages until today are being hold at the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Museum of Prints, Drawings and Photographs), e.g. by Dürer, van Eyck, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Fragonard and Friedrich up to Toulouse-Lautrec, Kotzsch, Glöckner, Baselitz and Tillmans.

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Exhibition by the Research Department in cooperation with Semperoper Dresden
Date of the special exhibitions is 22.03.—21.07.2024

Candida Höfer: Contexts. A Dresden Reflection

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Blick von der Bühne in den Zuschauerraum der Semperoper
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024

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One collection presented at different places

Residenzschloss Dresden

Current special exhibitions

Besucher betrachten Fotos an der Wand
© SKD, Foto: Oliver Killig
Residenzschloss Dresden

Study room

Personen sitzen an Tischen, darauf Graphiken aufgestellt
© SKD, Foto: Andreas Diesend


Kunstutensilien auf eine Art Servierwagen
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank

Online Archive Joseph Beuys

In 2020, the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett received of one of the largest and most important privately own groups of drawings by Joseph Beuys with the long term loan of 175 Beuys paper works from the Aeneas Bastian collection. 

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© VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2021, Foto: Jörg von Bruchhausen
Joseph Beuys, Springender Wolf, fallende Bombe, 1959 Zwei Blätter, Ölfarbe und Wasserfarbe, DLN Bastian 59.08

[Translate to English:] Film Kupferstich-Kabinett

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Eine Welt auf Papier: Das Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden

A long tradition

As early as the sixteenth century, Saxon rulers began to collect works on paper. They were interested in creating a centre for pictorial documentation which would bring together knowledge and conceptions of the world.
History of the Collection

Multimedia Guide

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