Masterworks on paper: Prints - Drawing - Photography

in Residenzschloss

Lächelnde Frau sitzt mit gespreizten Beinen, im Hintergrund festlich Gekleidete
The study hall of the Kupferstich-Kabinett remains closed on 24.11.2017.


More than half a million drawings, prints and photographs from the Middle Ages until today are being hold here, e.g. by Dürer, van Eyck, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Fragonard and Friedrich up to Toulouse-Lautrec, Kotzsch, Glöckner, Baselitz and Tillmans.

To the collection

One collection presented at different places

Residenzschloss Dresden

Current special exhibitions

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

Study Hall

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


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

Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden

To commemorate the birth of Käthe Kollwitz 150 years ago, the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden is presenting an exhibition of her graphic masterworks.

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Selbstportrait von Käthe Kollwitz

Upcoming events

Special exhibition
19.10.2017 - 14.01.2018

Marlene Dumas. Hope and Fear

The Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden will be presenting a special selection of 50 works on paper by Marlene Dumas

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Frauenportrait, Tuschezeichnung auf Papier
© Marlene Dumas, Repro: Peter Cox, Eindhoven

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

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