European Masters: 19th–20th century art from the Städel Museum 

For teachers

The extensive range of works and artists on show makes European Masters a wonderful opportunity for all students of art and art history. It offers a comprehensive overview of art movements and of stylistic differences between the art of Germany and France.

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About the exhibition

This exhibition is now closed.


Spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the 19th and 20th centuries, this exhibition featured 96 works by 70 of the greatest German, French, Spanish, Belgian, Dutch and Swiss masters of the period. Included are iconic Neoclassical, Realist, Impressionist, and Symbolist works, as well as breathtaking German Expressionist paintings and sculpture.

You could view pieces by great German masters including Tischbein, Friedrich, and Beckmann, along with beautiful Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir, and Degas, and important paintings by Picasso, Marc, and Bonnard. Also on display are works by Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Munch.

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Te Papa would like to thanks the sponsors of this exhibition

European Masters: 19th–20th century art from the Städel Museum was developed by the Städel Museum in partnership with Te Papa, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, and the Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland.