March 2017 saw the unveiling of a mural by Marlene Dumas in St. Anne's Church on Freiberger Platz in Dresden. Dumas's painting replaces the original altarpiece painted by Osmar Schindler in 1910, which was badly damaged during World War II. News of the commission was published in The Observer. Following the unveiling of the altarpiece, Marlene Dumas. Skulls (October 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018, Albertinum, Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister) presents this 36-part work created from 2011-2015.
Marlene Dumas. Hope and Fear (October 19, 2017 - January 1, 2018) presents 50 of the artist's works on paper at The Kupferstich-Kabinett. This exhibition runs parallel to the exhibition Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden, also at the Kupferstich-Kabinett.