DID YOU KNOW? Most mu­se­ums are closed on Mon, but the Deutsches His­torisches Mu­seum is an ex­cep­tion.

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. To 18 Jan: Men­zel’s Sol­diers: images of war ex­plores the work of Men­zel, who de­picts the the life and death of sol­diers dur­ing WWI. To 12 Apr: Got­tfried Lin­dauer. The ex­hi­bi­tion presents the worlk of lit­tle- known Ger­man painter Got­tfried Lin­dauer, one of the few artists of the late 19th cen­tury to have de­voted his work almost ex­clu­sively to de­pict­ing the Maori of New Zealand. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. With ex­hi­bi­tion €12/6, €10/5 mu­seum only.­seum. 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 18 Jan: Theodor Wie­gand and Byzan­tine art walks vis­i­tors through the col­lec­tion of Byzan­tine art put to­gether by clas­si­cal ar­chae­ol­o­gist Theodor Wie­gand, di­rec­tor of the Bode Mu­seum’s an­cient col­lec­tion. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €8/4.­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. To 1 Feb: Schrill Bizarr Brachial. New Ger­man De­sign from the 1980s. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm www.broe­han-mu­seum. de. 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. Open Wed– Mon 11am– 5pm. €5/3. www.bruecke-mu­ Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar- He­lene- Heim. Off Map

C/O Berlin

After be­ing evicted from its pre­vi­ous lo­ca­tion in Mitte, the C/O Berlin cen­ter for con­tem­po­rary art and pho­tog­ra­phy has fi­nally re­opened in the Amerika Haus, which housed the Amer­i­can li­brary in the Cold War era. To 18 Jan: Tal­ents 30. To 16 Jan: Pic­ture Your­self Mag­num Pho­toma­ton in­ves­ti­gates pho­to­booth pho­tog­ra­phy as seen by some of the world’s great­est pho­tog­ra­phers. To 16 Jan: Mag­num: Con­tact Sheets ex­plores the shots taken be­fore and after world-fa­mous photographs. To 18 Jan: Will McBride: I Fell In Love WIth The City showcases the pho­tog­ra­pher’s im­pres­sions of the post-war city. Open daily 11am– 8pm. €10/5. Har­den­bergstr. 22–24. T: 030.28444160.

Daim­ler 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 29 Mar: Willi Baumeis­ter In­ter­na­tional presents works by Willi Baumeis­ter, also known as “the Ger­man Pi­casso.” 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. From 5 Dec to 8 Mar: Pa­per works from the Frieder Burda Col­lec­tion traces an arc through the art his­tory of the sec­ond half of the 20th cen­tury, open­ing with one of the he­roes of Ab­stract Ex­pres­sion­ism, the “fa­ther fig­ure” Willem de Koon­ing. Open daily 10am– 8pm. €4/3. www.deutsche- bank-kun­ 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. 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. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3.­org-kolbe­mu­ 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.

DID YOU KNOW? Mu­seum Is­land

is a UNESCO World Her­itage


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 events for chil­dren and adults, lec­tures, con­certs, and per­for­mances. There’s also a multi- sen­sory sculp­ture gar­den.

To 22 Feb: Hans-Rucker- Co, Ar­chi­tec­tural Utopia

Reloaded. The ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the new con­cept of “ar­chi­tec­ture for rad­i­cally al­tered forms of life” cre­ated in the late 1960s by the Hans- Rucker- Co col­lec­tive of ar­chi­tects and artists. 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. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm, un­til 8pm on Thu. €10/5. www.hel­mut-new­ Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.31864856. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

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. € 3 plus mu­seum en­try. Open Wed– Mon 10am– 6pm (11am– 5pm in win­ter). € 7/4 (€ 6/4 in sum­mer). www.lieber­ 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 Dec: Queen­size: Fe­male artists from the Ol­bricht Col­lec­tion. Open Tue–Sun noon– 6pm. € 7/4. 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, 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 from the 1950s, 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 his 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. Ex­hi­bi­tion + per­ma­nent col­lec­tion €12/6, ex­hi­bi­tion only € 6/3.­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). €12/6. www.samm­lung- 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. To 6 Apr: Das Wun­der in der Schuhein­lege­sohle. Works from the Prinzhorn Col­lec­tion showcases the great­est artis­tic works by Ger­man psy­chi­atric pa­tients. 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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