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Cecilienhof Palace and the Potsdam Conference

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2020

The conference of the three heads of government and the 1945 Potsdam Accord. World history was written in the summer of 1945 at Potsdam's Cecilienhof Palace. Here, following the end of combat operations in Europe, the top level representatives of the three main WWII allies met to discuss Europe's reorganization and Germany's fate. Participants of the conference were the heads of state and secretary of state and foreign ministers of the USA, Soviet Union and the United Kingdom: Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill, who was replaced by his successor Clement Attlee. The results of the conference officially referred to as the "Berlin Conference of the Three Heads of Government of the USSR, USA and UK" were recorded in the Potsdam Accord and Potsdam Declaration. The permanent exhibition was revised and updated and can be seen at an authentic location in all of the palace rooms. An exhibition organized by SPSG

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The Potsdam Palace Night 2020

14.08.2020 17:00 - 15.08.2020 17:00

On two summer evenings on 16 and 17 August 2019, the Potsdam Palace Night celebrated life, art and culinary delights, strolling and enjoying in the unique ambience of the world-famous Sanssouci Palace Park under the motto Una Notte Italiana. Preliminary information In 2020 the Potsdam Palace Night will take place on August 14th and 15th - advance sales will start shortly.

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Van Gogh: Still Lifes

26.10.2019 - 02.02.2020

From his first paintings to the colorful flower images of his later career, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various media and alternatives – from depicting space using light and shadow to experiments with color. The first exhibition on this theme will present more than 20 paintings and use them to analyze the key stages in van Gogh’s life and work. In cooperation with the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. With loans from the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.

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Monet: Places

29.02.2020 - 01.06.2020

For his landscape paintings, Claude Monet revisited the same places over and over again and completed extensive series of works from a single location. During his travels he created numerous paintings at the coast of Normandy, in Zaandam in the Netherlands or in London and Venice. He was not interested in picturesque landmarks but in the changing light and weather conditions and the different effects they had on these particular places. He took pleasure in motifs such as parks, gardens, and waterlilies that surrounded him where he lived in Paris, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, and Giverny, using them to further his exploration of light and color. Organized in cooperation with the Denver Art Museum the exhibition will be shown in Denver under the title Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature from October 20, 2019 to February 2, 2020.

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The Dream Factory – 100 Years of Film in Babelsberg

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2029

Despite rapid technological progress, the making of films stil follows traditional patterns that even children are able to understand – and this is why the process of filmmaking is at the core of the exhibition. The starting point of every film production is an idea. Finding a producer for the project sets the stage for a long process that includes casting, costumes and make-up, set construction, shooting, editing and sound design. Interactive modules allow them to find out in a playful, intuitive way what it’s like to sing a long with Zara Leander or to replace actors in a casting session. Besides, the exhibition provides young people looking for professional perspectives with hands-on information on jobs in the media business. A computer-based information system and an exhibition guide shed light on the background of film production in Babelsberg, putting films and those who worked on them into their historical context.

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Cecilienhof Palace: Potsdam Conference 1945 – Shaping the World. Special Exhibition in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Potsdam Conference

01.05.2020 - 01.11.2020

The Potsdam Conference marks one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. World-wide, it stands as a symbol of the endpoint of World War II in Europe and the outbreak of the Cold War. The “Potsdam Agreement” that was adopted at Cecilienhof Palace laid the foundation for the reshaping of the world after 1945. The SPSG is showcasing a special exhibition on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference at Cecilienhof Palace. Visitors at this actual location will be able to experience a multi-medial journey back to these fateful days in the summer of 1945. A factual, ideology-free, presentation regarding the geopolitical decisions made contrasts with the moving and emotion-filled voices of those affected. Famous historical personalities such as Churchill, Stalin, and Truman stand opposite history’s countless “nameless” – including victims of atom bombs, displaced persons, and collaborators.

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Potsdamer Tag der Wissenschaften (Potsdam Science Day)

09.05.2020 13:00 - 09.05.2020 20:00

Research. Discover. Join in. On 9 May 2020, the Potsdam Science Day will take place for the eighth time. More than 30 universities, schools and research institutions from Brandenburg will present themselves on this day on the premises of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomics. The programme includes workshops, lectures, exhibitions and lots of hands-on experiments for the whole family!

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Classic at the Weberplatz

06.06.2020 20:30 - 06.06.2020 20:30

Preliminary information: When "Klassik am Weberplatz" took place for the first time in 2009 under the motto "Tango Sinfónico", nobody could have guessed that the response of the audience would be so positive. A symphonic open-air event with free admission, which deliberately does not follow a uniform line with an annually changing character up to a classical crossover, was not present in Potsdam until then. Visitors can enjoy the concert with beer and picnics on blankets or folding chairs they have brought with them. Conductor: Knut Andreas

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16th Potsdam Adventure Night - Your City - Your Night - Your Experience

25.07.2020 - 25.07.2020

Advance information One city, one night, one experience - the mixture and especially the peaceful and relaxed contact with each other make up the charm of the city and family festival.

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Costantino Ciervo - Out-Look

27.10.2019 - 19.04.2020

The museum FLUXUS+ presents from its collection in the special exhibition "COSTANTINO CIERVO: OUT - LOOK", works by the Berlin-based artist Costantino Ciervo that have not yet been shown. Using artistic forms that combine sculpture with film, video and digital technology, the artist works out the universality of current socio-political themes. His performances are often embedded in large-scale settings equipped with communication technology and their irony and audience participation remind us of happenings of the Fluxus movement. His works pose the socially relevant question of whether and how balance and harmony can take place and emerge in a world full of contradictions and individualism. He plays with drastic contrasts, documentary fragments and technically sophisticated presentations. Exhibition: 27.10.19 to 19.04.20, Wed to Sun from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Opening: 26.10.19 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Sanssouci, Orangery: exotic plants in hibernating mode

04.01.2020 13:00 - 12.12.2020 13:00

Hundreds of palm trees, agaves, laurel and orange trees adorn the Prussian gardens in summer. In the winter months, the trees are well-protected in the greenhouses or “orangeries” – greenhouses built by the Prussian kings for citrus plants to hibernate in the cold season. A tour of the Orangery´s impressive greenhouse and heating structure provides visitors with information about the exotic plants and historic heating systems, partly still in operation today. Duration: approx. 90 minutes LIMITED ACCESSIBILTIY (in greenhouse only!)

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Rembrandt's Orient

27.06.2020 - 11.10.2020

Trade with Asia, Africa and the Levant brought goods, writings and knowledge to the Netherlands. Rembrandt and the other painters of the Golden Age took up many ideas. Rembrandt's Orient. West-Eastern Encounter in 17th Century Dutch Art An exhibition of the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, and the Kunstmuseum Basel.

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Impressionism in Russia. Departure to the avant-garde

07.11.2020 - 28.02.2021

Numerous artists in Russia were inspired by the painting style of French Impressionists. They painted en plein air and felt the transience of the moment. Painters who later formed the avant-garde also developed their new art from the impressionist study of light. In collaboration with the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

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