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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. Open Tue–Sun 11am–7pm. €6/4 (Free en­try Tue 3-7pm). 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. 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. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6.­seum. Am Kupfer­graben. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3


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. Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm

www.broe­han-mu­ Schloßstr. 1a. T: 030.32690600. U Sophie-Char­lotte-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. To 16 Nov: The

Brücke Move­ment Dur­ing The First World War To 16

Nov: Ernst Lud­wig Kirch­ner: Peter Sch­lemihi’s Won­der­ful

Story. Open Wed–Mon 11am–5pm. €5/3. www.bruecke-mu­ Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar-He­lene-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.daim­ 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.dal­iber­ 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 16 Nov: Meschac Gaba.

Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary African Art is a provo­ca­tion to the Western art es­tab­lish­ment not only to ac­knowl­edge con­tem­po­rary African art but to ask why such cul­tural bound­aries ex­ist. 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

24 Jan: The Bot­ti­celli Re­nais­sance ex­plores the his­tory of the Re­nais­sance as ex­pe­ri­enced by the Ital­ian master. To 29 Mar: The Ghent Al­tar­piece by the van Eyck brothers in Berlin 1820-1920. Open Tue–Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5.­seum. 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.

From 12 Oct to 16 Nov: Stu­dent Prize of the Pres­i­dent of the Univer­sität der Kün­ste Berlin. To 16 Nov: Ge­org Kolbe and the First World War ex­am­ines the painter’s

work dur­ing te Great War. To 16 Nov: Dig­i­tal is Bet­ter. Kolbe’s scul­tures seen from new per­spec­tives. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm. €5/3.­org-kolbe-mu­ 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 1 Mar:

Mar­i­ana Castillo De­bal. Par­ergon shows the large-scale in­stal­la­tion cre­ated for her solo ex­hin­bi­tion. Open Tue–Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €14/7. www.ham­burg­er­bahn­ 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 9 Nov:

Michael Sail­stor­fer, B Side. The artist turns trees into mis­siles, bus stops into bed­sits, forests into con­struc­tivist art. Open Tue–Sun 11am– 6pm. €7/5. www.hausamwald­ 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. To 16 Nov:

Sex and Land­scapes brings to­gether large for­mat land­scape and nude photographs. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm, un­til 8pm on Thu. €10/5. www.hel­mut­new­ Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.31864856. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

Lieber­mann Villa on Lake Wannsee

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. €3 plus mu­seum en­try. Open Wed–Mon 10am– 6pm (11am–5pm in win­ter). €7/4 (€6/4 in sum­mer). www.lieber­man­ Colomier­str. 3. T: 030.80585900. S Wannsee. Off Map

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 22 Feb: Ex­ot­ica...

And Four Other Cases of the Self ex­am­ines the ques­tion of the self through ex­am­ples and items taken from Ol­bricht’s Wun­derkam­mer. From

10 Oct : Frag­ile Sense of Hope – Art Col­lec­tion Telekom con­veys the aes­thetic and in­tel­lec­tual jour­ney of build­ing a young col­lec­tion with a fo­cus on con­tem­po­rary art from East­ern and South­east­ern Europe. Open Tue–Sun noon– 6pm. €7/4. www. 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, Cézanne, Braque, and many more. Open Tues–Fri 10am– 6pm. €10/5.­seum. 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 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. To 31 Dec: Moshe

Ger­shuni The Is­raeli Artist presents paint­ings, draw­ings, and sculp­tures span­ning over 40 years of the artist’s ca­reer. 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.­seum. 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.samm­ 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-hoff­ Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Auf­gang C, So­phien­str. 21. T: 030.28499120. S Hack­escher Markt. F2

Samm­lung Scharf-Ger­sten­berg

The Scharf-Ger­sten­berg col­lec­tion next to the Char­lot­ten­burg Palace now houses three floors of works by Sur­re­al­ist painters, such as Klee, Max Ernst, Dali, and Dubuf­fet. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun 11am– 6pm. €10/5.­seum. Schloßstr. 70. T: 030.266424242. U Sophie-Char­lotte-Platz. A3

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