Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg
The Berlin Art Academy’s long and prestigious history dates back to 1696. Today, this important exhibition space houses one of the most comprehensive interdisciplinary archives of 20thcentury art. Daily 11am–7pm. € 6/4 (Free entry Tue 3–7pm). www.adk.de. Hanseatenweg 10. T: 030.200572000. S Bellevue, U Hansaplatz. C3
A splendorous collection of 19th- century art. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu until 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6 with exhibition, €10/5 museum only. www.smb.museum. Bodestr. 1– 3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrichstraße, S Hackescher Markt. E3
A modern art collection of 5000+ works of German and Eastern European paintings. From 20 Nov: Max Beckmann and Berlin reveals the lasting artistic impact Berlin as a city had on artist Beckmann, even after he emigrated to the Netherlands. To 15 Feb: Ich kenne kein Weekend – The René Block Archives is dedicated to gallery owner Block’s influence and role in advancing art in Berlin. To 21 Mar: The Dialogic City. One of four exhibitions put on by leading Berlin art institutions, revealing how the planning for the city comes to life. Wed– Mon 10am– 6pm. €8/5 (€10/ 7 during exhibitions). www.berlinischegalerie.de. Alte Jakobstr. 124-128. T: 030.78902600. U Hallesches Tor. E4 Anton Corbijn is known for having immortalized celebrities such as U2, Metallica, and Allen Ginsberg (pictured). Catch about 600 of his works all month at C/O Berlin (this page).
MUST SEE Contemporary art and photography has finally reopened in the Amerika Haus, which housed the American library during the Cold War era. To 31 Jan: Anton Corbijn. Retrospective. A retrospective of over 600 of Corbijn’s works, split up into two themed series. To 31 Jan: Hikari retraces the story of Kobe through Kobe-born photographer David Favrod’s work. Daily 11am– 8pm. €10/5. www. co- berlin.org. Hardenbergstr. 22–24. T: 030.28444160. S+U Zoologischer Garten. C4
Dalí – The Exhibition
The permanent exhibit features more than 400 works, most from private collections, by the Surrealist painter, with a focus on drawing, illustration, and film. Dalí fans explore new perspectives of the artist’s life and work. Daily noon– 8pm (Sun from 10am). €11. www. daliberlin.de. Leipziger Platz 7. Toll number: 0700.3254237546. 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 10 Apr: Jackson Pollock’s “Mural”: Energy Made Visible. Rarely on loan outside of University of Iowa’s Museum of Art, Pollock’s work is on display in Berlin after undergoing 18 months of cleaning in Los Angeles. 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, including Rembrandt and Vermeer, and a vast collection of Italian Renaissance art, including Botticelli, Titian, and Canaletto. To 24 Jan: The Botticelli Renaissance explores the influence and appropriations of Botticelli’s work in modern art. To 31 Jan: Botticelli in Reproductive Style features interpretations of Botticelli’s work by different contemporary artists. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu until 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb. museum. Matthäikirchplatz 50. T: 030.266424242. S+U Potsdamer Platz. D3