A Decade of Bauhaus
A new exhibition at the Bauhaus Archiv (p. 41) highlights 80 new acquisitions from the last decade, along with a strong focus on photography exploring the spectrum of Bauhaus to New Bauhaus. Innovative works and design pieces from the entire Bauhaus collection, including those by Marianne Brandt and László Moholy- Nagy, make an appearance, along with photography by Paul Citroen and Yasuhiro Ishimoto. See the new highlights until 25 May. MUST SEE The gorgeous bust of Queen Nefertiti is the museum’s top attraction. Examine a world-famous Egyptian collection that includes many important papyruses, and let hundreds of artifacts tell you about early human history. Badly damaged during WWII, the Neues Museum was reopened in 2009. To 31 May: Daily Life – Luxury – Protection explains the significance of jewelry both as luxury and for protection. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (until 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.neues-museum.de. Bodestr. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrichstraße, S Hackescher Markt.
E3/F3 One of Berlin’s main attractions, the Pergamon Museum houses the outcome of Germany’s early 20th- century archeology excavations. The imposing Ishtar Gate of Babylon with its glazed blue bricks is a feast for the eyes, as are the Market Gate from Myletus, the reconstructed interiors of an Assyrian palace, and many other splendorous testimonies to the ancient world. From September 2014 to all of 2019, the altar room will be closed for restoration works. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (until 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.smb.museum. Bodestr. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrichstraße, S Hackescher Markt. E3 The GDR’s Ministry of State Security, the Stasi, has been described as one of the most repressive intelligence and secret police agencies to ever have existed. Explore the agency’s headquarters and learn about their spying techniques, inc. cameras hidden in watering cans or inside fake