Permanent exhibition in the Friedrichswerder Church
Designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and built between 1824 and 1830, the Friedrichswerder Church has been a museum church and branch of the Alte Nationalgalerie since 1987. The new exhibition goes beyond the period of Schinkel and highlights the international influences that invigorated and helped shape the Berlin school of sculpture.
The artistic movement also featured many prominent women sculptors including Anna von Kahle, who died in Berlin in 1920. Her bust is on display in the exhibition.
Anna von Kahle
The Märkisches Museum acquired her self-portrait following her death. The marble statue, which depicts the artist at the age of 36, represented her debut in the art world. The lifelike depiction is an inspiring representation of the imperfect, including bags under the eyes and a double chin.