Georg Kolbe Museum


The Museum is open from Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays.


07. December, Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00



10:00 – 11:00

A Meeting of the Species

  • Adult
  • Family & Kids
  • Guided Tour

Do you often go for walks with your animal companions near the Georg Kolbe Museum? Come to the Georg Kolbe Grove and together we will learn more about the place and the sculptures there. The meeting is a change of perspective… for people.

13. December, Wednesday, 17:00 – 18:00



17:00 – 18:00

Director's Tour

  • Adult
  • Guided Tour

Director Dr Kathleen Reinhardt will guide visitors through the current exhibition at the Georg Kolbe Museum. The exhibition examines the change in society’s image of animals over the last 100 years.

15. February, Thursday, 19:00 – 20:30



19:00 – 20:30

Lecture at the Einstein Forum, Potsdam

The lecture by Prof Dr Jessica Ullrich will present and discuss the potentials and challenges of animal-sensitive art and art history using examples from the field of contemporary art. What does the term animal turn mean in art? And what are the potentials and challenges of animal-sensitive art and art history?


Publication - Georg Kolbe in National Socialism

Following our conference in September 2022, the catalogue is now published:

Elisa Tamaschke, Julia Wallner (eds.)
Georg Kolbe – The Artist an National Socialism. Breaks and Continuties in Life, Work and Reception
Gebr. Mann Verlag, November 2023

Available in our museum shop, in bookshops and from the publisher.

Alexander Farenholtz is the new co-executive chairman of the Georg Kolbe Foundation

The Georg Kolbe Museum warmly welcomes Alexander Farenholtz as the new co-executive chairman of the Georg Kolbe Foundation. He succeeds André Schmitz, who is retiring from the board after many years of dedicated work for the foundation, but will remain closely associated with the museum. Alexander Farenholtz was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees of the Georg Kolbe Foundation last week as co-executive chairman, alongside Dr. Kathleen Reinhardt.

In Memory of Lin May Saeed (1973-2023)

We bid farewell to the artist Lin May Saeed, who passed away in Berlin on 30 August after a long illness. Until the end she was preparing for her exhibition at the Georg Kolbe Museum. In the last few months, she opened up new vistas for us through her work and her passionate commitment to animals. We are honoured to be able to show her work and share it with our visitors from September 14.

Our thoughts are with her close friends and family.