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Akademie der Kün­ste Hanseat­en­weg

The Ber­lin art academy’s long and pres­ti­gious his­tory dates back to 1696. To­day, this is an im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion space, hous­ing one of the most com­pre­hen­sive in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary ar­chives of 20th-cen­tury art. To 10 Aug: Gisèle Freund, Pho­tog­ra­phy and Por­traits presents 280 color and black-and-white shots by one of the most im­por­tant pho­to­jour­nal­ists of the 20th cen­tury, in­clud­ing por­traits of Frida Kahlo, James Joyce, Si­mone de Beau­voir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vir­ginia Woolf, Diego Rivera, and more. Open Tue– Sun 11am–7pm. €6/4 (Free en­try Tue 3-7pm).

www.adk.de. Hanseat­en­weg 10. T: 030.200572000. S Belle­vue, U Hansaplatz. C3

Akademie der Kün­ste Pariser Platz

The Pariser Platz branch of Ber­lin’s art academy, hous­ing an im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion space and an ex­ten­sive ar­chive. Open daily 11am–7pm (Free en­try Tue 3-7pm). €6/4. www.adk.de. Pariser Platz 4. T: 030.200571000. S+U Bran­den­burger Tor. E3

Alte Na­tion­al­ga­lerie

A splen­dorous col­lec­tion of 19th-cen­tury art. Ger­man artists, such as the ro­man­tics Cas­par David Friedrich, Schinkel, and Blechen are well rep­re­sented, while the sec­ond floor fea­tures French im­pres­sion­ists, in­clud­ing Monet, De­gas, Renoir, and Cezanne. Open Tue–Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. With ex­hi­bi­tion €12/6, €8/4 mu­seum only. www.smb.mu­seum. Bode­str. 1–3. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Bode Mu­seum

An ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Old Mas­ters’ paint­ings, a sec­tion ded­i­cated to an­cient coins, and many works of Ro­man and Byzan­tine art adorn the im­pres­sive in­te­rior of the Bode Mu­seum, built by Ernst von Ihne in 1904. To 24 Aug: Schloßbaumeis­ter: An­dreas Sch­lüter and Baroque Ber­lin. The works of the artist that be­came known as “the Michelangelo of the North”. Open Tue–Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Kupfer­graben. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Bröhan-Mu­seum

Start­ing in 1966, col­lec­tor Karl Bröhan amassed hun­dreds of Art Nou­veau and Art Deco ob­jects and var­i­ous paint­ings from the Ber­lin Se­ces­sion­ist move­ment. Browse through pieces of fur­ni­ture, house­wares, ce­ram­ics, and glass­ware from this fas­ci­nat­ing artis­tic pe­riod. To 31 Aug: 1914: The End of the Belle Époque pays a trib­ute to the short­last­ing era that gave birth to the Art Nou­veau style. Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm www.broe­han-mu­seum. de. Schloßstr. 1a. T: 030.32690600. U So­phieChar­lotte-Platz. A3

Brücke Mu­seum

Founded in Dres­den in 1905, the Die Brücke move­ment drew in­spi­ra­tion from prim­i­tive art and ex­pressed ex­treme emo­tion and po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion through lively, ex­ag­ger­ated color. This mu­seum ex­plores the his­tory of the move­ment through the paint­ings of artists like Nolde, Kirch­ner, Heckel, and many more. Frm 1 Aug to 16 Nov: The Brücke Move­ment Dur­ing The First World War and Ernst Lud­wig Kirch­ner: Peter Sch­lemihi’s Won­der­ful Story. Open Wed–Mon 11am–5pm. €5/3. www.bruecke-mu­seum.de. Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U OskarHe­lene-Heim. Off Map

Daim­ler Chrysler Con­tem­po­rary Col­lec­tion

The renowned car cor­po­ra­tion has a small but im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of 20th-cen­tury art that can be viewed in the historic Haus Huth, the only build­ing on Pots­damer Platz to es­cape WWII de­struc­tion. To 2 Nov: Con­cep­tual and Ap­plied III: Sur­faces and Pat­tern. Con­struc­tive, con­cep­tual and min­i­mal­is­tic ten­den­cies from the 1920s to the present day. Open daily 11am– 6pm. € free. www.samm­lung.daim­ler.com. Haus Huth. Alte Pots­damer Str. 5. T: 030.25941420. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Dalí Ber­lin

More than 400 works by the Sur­re­al­ist painter, with a fo­cus on draw­ing, il­lus­tra­tion, and film. Dali fans will explore new per­spec­tives of the artist’s life and work. Open daily noon– 8pm (Sun from 10am). €11. www.dal­iber­lin.de. Leipziger Platz 7. T: 0700.3254237546 (toll num­ber). U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Deutsche Bank Kun­stHalle

With an em­pha­sis on pa­per and pho­tog­ra­phy, the Deutsche Bank’s art col­lec­tion is a stroll along the time­line of mod­ern art. Ev­ery year, the bank pays trib­ute to young artists by or­ga­niz­ing an in­ter­na­tional prize. To 31 Aug: Otto Piene, More Sky. Works by one of the great avant-garde fig­ures of the 1960s. In co­op­er­a­tion with the Neue Na­tion­al­ga­lerie (see list­ing). Open daily 10am– 8pm. €4/3. www.deutsche-bank-kun­sthalle.de. Unter den Lin­den 13/15. T: 030.2020930. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Gemälde­ga­lerie – Old Mas­ters Paint­ing Gallery

MUST SEE One of the finest col­lec­tions of Euro­pean art from the 13th to the 18th cen­turies. Lots of Dutch and Flem­ish painters, inc. Rem­brandt and Ver­meer, and a vast col­lec­tion of Ital­ian Re­nais­sance art, inc. Bot­ti­celli, Ti­tian, and Canaletto. To 7 Sep: Joseph and Zu­laikha com­pares the artis­tic trans­for­ma­tions of the bib­li­cal story of Joseph in the dif­fer­ent cul­tures. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Matthäikirch­platz 50. T: 030.266424242. U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Ge­org Kolbe Mu­seum

An idyl­lic pine tree gar­den houses the for­mer stu­dio of Ger­man Se­ces­sion­ist artist Ge­org Kolbe. Kolbe used the hu­man body as an ex­pres­sion of the hu­man spirit, chal­leng­ing the role of sculp­ture as a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of mytho­log­i­cal or heroic sym­bol­ism. The mu­seum dis­plays a wide se­lec­tion of his works and hosts fre­quent ex­hi­bi­tions.

31 Aug: Van­i­tas. Noth­ing is Eter­nal. The mu­seum presents the works of in­ter­na­tional artists who ex­plored the fleet­ing na­ture of time. Open Tue– Sun 10am– 6pm. €5/3. www.ge­org-kolbe-mu­seum. de. Sens­burger Allee 25. T: 030.3042144. S Heer­straße. Off Map

Ham­burger Bahn­hof

MUST SEE A for­mer rail­way sta­tion turned into a con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum in 1996. The per­ma­nent col­lec­tion in­cludes a se­lec­tion of works from the Friedrich Chris­tian Flick Col­lec­tion, and the many tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions fo­cus on paint­ing and sculp­ture from the past 50 years, as well as videos, mu­sic, and de­sign. To 31 Aug: Wall Works. Stun­ning im­ages painted on the walls of the art gallery. Open Tue–Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €14/7. www.ham­burg­er­bahn­hof. de. In­vali­den­str. 50-51. T: 030.266424242. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum, S Haupt­bahn­hof. D2

Haus am Wald­see

CL90401323Since 1946, this villa in Zehlen­dorf has been or­ga­niz­ing con­tem­po­rary art ex­hi­bi­tions cov­er­ing a wide spec­trum of me­dia and styles. Each show is ac­com­pa­nied by a num­ber of kids’ events, lec­tures, con­certs, and per­for­mances. There’s also a multi-sen­sory sculp­ture gar­den. To 3 Aug: 8th Ber­lin Bi­en­nale for Con­tem­po­rary Art. Open Tue– Sun 11am– 6pm. €7/5. www.hausamwald­see.de. Ar­gen­tinis­che Allee 30. T: 030.8018935. U Krumme Lanke. Off Map

Hel­mut New­ton Col­lec­tion

Be­fore dy­ing in a car ac­ci­dent, the art pho­tog­ra­pher do­nated all of his work to Ber­lin, the city in which he was born in 1920. Best known for his nude pho­tog­ra­phy of Amer­i­can stars, New­ton now has a whole mu­seum ded­i­cated to his work. To 16 Nov: Alice Springs: Us and them is a joint ex­hi­bi­tion and book project by Hel­mut New­ton and his life part­ner, June. It is a pho­to­graphic jour­nal in­clud­ing re­cip­ro­cal por­traits and prom­i­nent fig­ures of the time. Sex and Land­scapes brings to­gether large for­mat land­scape and nude pho­to­graphs .Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm, un­til 8pm on Thu. €10/5. www.hel­mut-new­ton.de. Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.31864856. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

KPM Ber­lin

Once upon a time in Ber­lin, a Ger­man king bought a lo­cal porce­lain fac­tory, and Königliche Porzel­lan-Man­u­fak­tur was born. To­day, the roy­ally founded com­pany is known as KPM Ber­lin for short, but still makes ex­quis­ite, world-renowned porce­lain table­ware and dec­o­ra­tive goods. At its Tier­garten head­quar­ters, the old­est still-run­ning man­u­fac­tory in the city, vis­i­tors can take a tour, take a break in the café, and – of course – shop for beau­ti­ful hand-painted porce­lain. www.kpm-ber­lin.com. Wegelystraße 1. T: 030 390090. S Tier­garten. C3

me Col­lec­tors Room

Thomas Ol­bricht cre­ated this space to bring to­gether other in­ter­na­tional art col­lec­tors like him­self and to or­ga­nize ex­hi­bi­tions, themed work­shops, and con­certs. The up­per floor houses his “cabi­net of cu­riosi­ties:” hun­dreds of mys­te­ri­ous and some­times spooky ob­jects. To 21 Sep: The San­dretto Re Re­bau­dengo Col­lec­tion. Works by out­stand­ing con­tem­po­rary artists like Mau­r­izio Cat­te­lan, Thomas De­mand, Giuseppe Ga­bel­lone, Do­minique Gon­za­les-Foester, Sher­rie Levine, Sharon Lock­hart, and many more, in­clus­ing Cat­te­lan’s fa­mous Bidibi­bod­ibi­boo, por­tray­ing a dead squir­rel that has just shot it­self. Open Tue–Sun noon– 6pm. €7/4. www.me-ber­lin.com. Au­gust­str. 68. T: 030.86008510. S Oranien­burger Straße. E2

Mu­seum Berggruen

MUST SEE Pi­cas­sophiles should not miss this mu­seum. The Span­ish painter is the real star of this Char­lot­ten­burg mu­seum, with dozens of rooms filled with his paint­ings. The col­lec­tion en­com­passes 75 years of his life and all of his creative phases. Ex­tended in 2013, this mu­seum also fea­tures many fa­mous works by Matisse, Klee, Gi­a­cometti, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Braque, and many more. Open Tues–Fri 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Schloßstr. 1. T: 030.266424242. U So­phie-Char­lotte-Platz. A3

Neue Na­tion­al­ga­lerie

A strik­ing, min­i­mal­ist build­ing hous­ing an ex­ten­sive mod­ern art col­lec­tion con­sist­ing of many

Liebermann Villa on Lake Wannsee

CL9040 MUST SEE The artist’s for­mer summer res­i­dence, lo­cated on Lake Wannsee. Max Liebermann was co-founder and head of the Ger­man Se­ces­sion­ist move­ment. Be­fore be­ing dis­missed and banned by the Nazis in 1933, he painted around 200 works in this villa, some of which are on dis­play in his stu­dio on the up­per floor. To 31 Aug: Max Liebermann – The Hedge Gar­dens. The artist’s paint­ings that de­pict the villa’s gar­dens. €3 plus mu­seum en­try.

Open Wed–Mon 10am– 6pm (11am–5pm in win­ter). €7/4 (€6/4 in summer). www.liebermann-villa.de. Colomier­str. 3. T: 030.80585900. S Wannsee. Off Map works of late-19th-cen­tury and 20th-cen­tury art. Marvel at pieces by some of the most in­flu­en­tial artists of all time, in­clud­ing Kokoschka, Munch, and Kandin­sky. The Neue Na­tion­al­ga­lerie will close for ma­jor renovations in 2015 and is sched­uled to re­open in 2018. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €8/4. www.smb.mu­seum. Pots­damer Str. 50. T: 030.266424242. U Pots­damer Platz. D4

Samm­lung Boros

No more than 12 guests at a time can visit this for­mer Nazi bunker turned art gallery. Col­lec­tor Chis­tian Boros bought the historic build­ing in 2003 to fill it up with con­tem­po­rary art by artists like Damien Hirst, Ola­fur Eliasson, and more. Open by ap­point­ment only (book on­line). €12. www.samm­lung-boros.de. Rein­hardt­str. 20. T: 030.27594065. S+U Friedrich­straße. E2/E3

Samm­lung Hoff­mann

An old sewing fac­tory sit­u­ated in­side the Hack­esche Höfe now con­tains Rolf and Erika Hoff­mann’s pri­vate col­lec­tion. Erika her­self shows vis­i­tors around her art-packed apart­ment on Satur­days be­tween 11am and 4pm. €10. www.samm­lung-hoff­mann.de. So­phie-Gips-Höfe, Auf­gang C, So­phien­str. 21. T: 030.28499120. S Hack­escher Markt. F2

Samm­lung Scharf Ger­sten­berg

The Scharf Ger­sten­berg col­lec­tion next to the Char­lot­ten­vburg Palace now houses three floors of works by Sur­re­al­ist painters, such as Klee, Max Ernst, Dali, and Dubuf­fet. To 31 Aug: Les Klee Du Par­adis – Paul Klee In The Col­lec­tions Of The Na­tion­al­ga­lerie. A com­pre­hen­sive ex­hi­bi­tion of the Ger­man artist’s work. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun 11am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Schloßstr. 70. T: 030.266424242. U So­phie-Char­lotte-Platz.

Kleinkinder­schule is one of Max Liber­mann’s most im­por­tant mas­ter­pieces. Ad­mire it at the Alte Na­tion­al­ga­lerie.

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