The Georg Kolbe Museum shows exhibitions of classical modern and contemporary art and is located in Sensburger Allee, on the S5 in the Berlin district of Westend (Charlottenburg). In 1928/29, the sculptor Georg Kolbe (1877-1947) had the residential and studio house built on the edge of Grunewald, which today houses the Georg Kolbe Museum. The ensemble with the cubic brick buildings is an impressive testimony to New Building in Berlin and is an architectural monument and place of excursions with a nice café. In the garden and in the sculpture courtyard are sculptures by Kolbe from different creative phases. The Dancers’ Fountain from 1922 is an eye-catcher. In addition to the current exhibitions, the collection contains Georg Kolbe’s sculptures and drawings. Among the approximately 200 sculptures, mainly bronzes, are many unique pieces. The collection is expanded by works and historical materials by other sculptors of the first half of the 20th century, such as Ernst Barlach, Rudolf Belling, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Gerhard Marcks and Renée Sintenis.
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Photo: House view, 2016, Photo: Enric Duch, © Bildarchiv Georg Kolbe Museum