From 1 October 2022, the Liebermann Villa am Wannsee will present the results of the museum’s first provenance research project in the exhibition “When Pictures Speak. Provenance Research on the Liebermann Villa Collection”.
Since 2020, around 150 works from the collection of the Max Liebermann Society Berlin e.V., the museum’s sponsoring association, have been systematically examined for Nazi persecution-related seizure thanks to generous funding from the German Centre for the Loss of Cultural Property. The focus of the new special exhibition is on the provenances of an exemplary selection from the collection.
The exhibition thus also provides insights into the environment of the German-Jewish painter Max Liebermann (1847-1935) and his wife Martha Liebermann (1857-1943). It also addresses the challenges that the …
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Image above: Max Liebermann, View from the kitchen garden looking east towards the entrance to the country house, 1919, oil on canvas, 50 x 75 cm, Max Liebermann Society Berlin, photo: Oliver Ziebe.