Where Berlin - - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES -

Few artists are as well known for their con­fronta­tion of stereo­types as US pho­tog­ra­pher Cindy Sher­man, who fre­quently acts as the sub­ject in her own work. In one of her most pop­u­lar pieces, Cen­ter­folds, Sher­man uses an­gles and light­ing evoca­tive of mag­a­zine im­agery to haunt­ingly de­pict sub­jects in vary­ing de­grees of dis­tress. Re­cently, her sym­bolic and harsh So­ci­ety Ladies se­ries chal­lenged the cul­tural stereo­typ­ing of ag­ing women. Ad­mire her work at me Col­lec­tors room (p. 41) in Cindy Sher­man - Works From the Ol­bricht Col­lec­tion, fea­tur­ing 65 of her im­pres­sive pho­to­graphic pieces. Tue–Sun 11am–7pm. € 5/2.50. www.thekennedys. de. Au­gust­str. 11–13. T: 030.20653570. S Oranien­burger Straße. E2

Neues Mu­seum

MUST SEE The 3300-year- old bust of Queen Ne­fer­titi is the mu­seum’s top at­trac­tion. Ex­am­ine a world-fa­mous Egyp­tian col­lec­tion that in­cludes many im­por­tant pa­pyruses, while hun­dreds of ar­ti­facts re­late early hu­man his­tory. Badly dam­aged dur­ing WWII and left aban­doned un­til the 1980s, the mu­seum re­opened in 2009. To 30 Jun: Death in Naples – 125th An­niver­sary of the Death of Hein­rich Sch­lie­mann pays homage to the ar­chae­ol­o­gist and ex­ca­va­tor. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www. neues-mu­ Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3/F3

Perg­a­mon Mu­seum

One of Ber­lin’s main at­trac­tions, the Perg­a­mon houses the out­come of Ger­many’s early-20th­cen­tury 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. The al­tar room is closed for restora­tion through 2019. To 24 Apr: Mys­tic Trav­ellers; paint­ings of the mys­tic su­fis, as­cetics and holy men in their quest to be­come one with the Di­vine. www.­seum. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Stasi Mu­seum

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 trees. Open Mon– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun noon– 6pm. € 5/4. www.stasimu­ Ruschestr. 103. T: 030.5536854. U Mag­dale­nen­straße. Off Map

Spy Mu­seum Ber­lin

Delve into the world of espionage with two floors of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits cov­er­ing some 3500 years of espionage his­tory. High­lights in­clude pre­sen­ta­tions on James Bond and other fa­mous fic­ti­tious spies and a laser maze that tests your agility to break into – or out of – com­pro­mis­ing lo­ca­tions. €18/14. Daily 10am- 8pm. www.spy­mu­se­um­ber­ Leipziger Platz 9. S+U Pots­damer Platz E3

Story of Ber­lin

Al­most 800 years of Ber­lin his­tory ar­ranged into 23 rooms, each de­scrib­ing a dif­fer­ent theme or era and an atomic bunker for vis­i­tors to bet­ter un­der­stand the WWII air raid ex­pe­ri­ence. An en­ter­tain­ing way to learn about the de­vel­op­ment of the city. Open daily 10am– 8pm. €12/5. www.story- of- ber­ Kur­fürs­ten­damm 208. T: 030.88720100. U Uh­land­straße. B4

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). Hanseat­en­weg 10. T: 030.200572000. S Bellevue, U Hansaplatz. C3

Ber­lin­is­che Ga­lerie

To 22 May: Stephen Shore. Ret­ro­spec­tive. A ret­ro­spec­tive of Shore’s pho­tog­ra­phy work that high­lights what is nor­mally over­looked and con­sid­ered un­spec­tac­u­lar. Daily 11am– 8pm. €10/5. ber­ 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. dal­iber­ 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-kun­ Un­ter den Lin­den 13/15. T: 030.2020930.

S+U Friedrich­straße. E3 Ber­lin was ap­pointed a UNESCO City of De­sign in


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 A mod­ern art col­lec­tion of 5000+ works of Ger­man and East­ern Euro­pean paint­ings. From 11 Mar: Heidi Specker – In Front of. Pho­to­graphs 2005/2015, Beck­mann and Ber­lin ex­am­ines the re­la­tion­ship

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. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5.­seum. Matthäikirch­platz 50. T: 030.266424242. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Ham­burger Bahn­hof

CThe per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of this for­mer rail­way sta­tion 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 10 Jul: Ju­lian Rose­feldt. Man­i­festo is an in­stal­la­tion of 13 con­cur­rently-run­ning films and mono­logues. To

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