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Alte Na­tion­al­ga­lerie Jul:A splen­dorousAu­gust Kopisch col­lec­tion– Painter, of Poet, 19th- Dis­cov­erer,cen­tury art. In­ven­torTo 17 com­mem­o­rateswork as a painter, in­ter­dis­ci­plinary­poet, and en­gi­neer. artist To Kopisch’s31 Jul: Images Paint­ing and fea­tur­ing Stud­ies land­scapes­from the Copen­hage­nand fig­ure Academy stud­ies of from the rig­or­ous Dan­ish school of paint­ing. 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 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 mu­seum’s im­pres­sive in­te­rior, built by Ernst von Ihne in 1904. To 15 Oct: Thrace 3.0. Coinage in the Land of Or­pheus. The coins of the an­cient re­gion of Thrace, Greece, and Euro­pean Turkey. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat– Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Kupfer­graben. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hackescher Markt. E3 Bröhan-Mu­seum 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. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm www.broe­han-mu­seum.de. Schloßstr. 1a. T: 030.32690600. U So­phie- Char­lotte- Platz. A3 DDR Mu­seum Learn about daily life in the for­mer East Ger­many at this hands- on mu­seum. Clos­ets filled with GDR (DDR in Ger­man) fash­ion and a Tra­bant (the GDR car) are just some of the items on dis­play, while pho­tographs il­lus­trate Com­mu­nist habits, such as col­lec­tively potty-training ba­bies or go­ing on nud­ist hol­i­days. Mon–Sun 10am– 8pm, Sat un­til 10pm. € 7/4. www.ddr-mu­seum.de. Kar­lLiebknecht-Str. 1. T: 030.847123731. S Hackescher Markt, U Alexan­der­platz. E3 Deutsches His­torisches Mu­seum MUST SEE Learn about the mile­stones in Ger­man his­tory from the Ro­man oc­cu­pa­tion of the Ger­manic ar­eas to the present day. To 31 Jul: Sticky Mes­sages – An­ti­semitic and Racist Stick­ers from 1880 to the present tells the story of prej­u­dice through the medium of ad­he­sives. To 14 Aug: Relics of the Cold War. Pho­tographs by Martin Roe­mers. To 16 Oct: Mul­ti­cul­tural. Ger­many, a Coun­try of Im­mi­gra­tion fol­lows the his­tor­i­cal mi­gra­tion move­ments into Ger­many, from the quest work­ers of the 1960s up to the refugees of to­day. Daily 10am– 6pm. €8/4 (un­der-18s free). www.dhm.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 2. T: 030.203040. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3 The Gay Mu­seum (Sch­wules Mu­seum) One of the world’s largest and most sig­nif­i­cant in­sti­tu­tions for ar­chiv­ing, re­search­ing, and com­mu­ni­cat­ing the his­tory and cul­ture of LGBTQ com­mu­ni­ties. Chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions take di­verse ap­proaches to les­bian, gay, trans­sex­ual, bi­sex­ual, and queer bi­ogra­phies and con­cepts in his­tory, art, and cul­ture. To 26 Jun: Su­perQueeroes presents, for the first time in Europe, a col­lec­tion of su­per­heroes and comic book char­ac­ters fall­ing within the LGBTI spec­trum. To 30 Jun: Ken. To be de­stroyed tells the story of Ken and Hazel Hous­ton’s re­la­tion­ship through let­ters and pho­tographs. To 18 Sep: Mil­lion­aires can be trans* // You are so brave* ex­plores par­al­lel themes of suc­cess nar­ra­tives of trans in­di­vid­u­als and the cis­gen­der- cen­tric no­tion of equat­ing be­ing trans with brav­ery. Sun– Mon, Wed– Fri 2– 6pm, Thu 2– 8pm, Sat 2–7pm. €6/4. www.schwulesmu­seum. de. Lüt­zow­str. 73. T: 030.69599050. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4 Jewish Mu­seum MUST SEE Daniel Libe­skind’s ar­chi­tec­tural jewel, shaped as a de­con­structed Star of David, ex­plores mil­len­nia of Ger­man Jewish his­tory, in­clud­ing the al­ter­nat­ing glo­ries and per­se­cu­tions of the com­mu­nity. To 31 Jul: NO COM­PRO­MISES! Ded­i­cated to the con­tro­ver­sial art of NO! and its artist Boris Lurie. Daily 10am– 8pm, Mon un­til 10pm. €8/3. www. jm­ber­lin.de. Lin­den­str. 9-14. T: 030.25993300. U Hallesches Tor, U Kochstraße. E4 Kupfer­stichk­abi­nett MUST SEE With a col­lec­tion be­gun in 1652 by the Great Elec­tor and works dat­ing back to medieval times, the in­sti­tute known in English as the Mu­seum of Prints and Draw­ings boasts 150,000+ pieces, in­clud­ing mas­ter­pieces by Botticelli, Dürer, and Goya. To 25 Sep: We're off then! Travel pic­tures

from from Al­brecht Dürer to Ola­fur Elias­son. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €6/3. www.smb. mu­seum. Matthäikirch­platz. T: 030.266424242. S+U Potsdamer Platz. D3 Martin-Gropius-Bau MUST SEE One of the city’s best art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces and an im­por­tant ex­am­ple of early 20th- cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture, the im­pos­ing build­ing com­bines Ital­ian Re­nais­sance el­e­ments with lo­cal features, such as mo­saics of al­le­gor­i­cal fig­ures. To 6 Jun: Gün­ter Brus. Zones of

Dis­rup­tion. Features the Aus­trian artist’s com­plete work in the Ac­tion­ism move­ment. To 12 Jun: Lee Miller – Pho­tographs re­veals the full range and oeu­vre of Miller’s artistry.. To 21 Aug: NO, IT IS!: Artist Wil­liam Ken­tridge shows his hy­brid per­for­mance pieces and vis­ual art­work in a po­lit­i­cal nar­ra­tion. Wed– Mon 10am–7pm. Prices vary by ex­hi­bi­tion. www. gropius­bau.de. Niederkirch­n­er­str. 7. T: 030.254860. U Kochstraße. E4 Mu­seum Berggruen MUST SEE A can’t- miss for Pi­cas­sophiles. The Span­ish painter is the star of this Char­lot­ten­burg mu­seum, which boasts dozens of rooms filled with his paint­ings. The col­lec­tion en­com­passes 75 years of his life and all of his cre­ative phases. Ex­panded in 2013, the mu­seum also features many fa­mous works by Matisse, Klee, Gi­a­cometti, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and many more. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Schloßstr. 1. T: 030.266424242. U So­phie- Char­lotte- Platz. A3 Mu­seum of Pho­tog­ra­phy Di­verse and com­pre­he­sive ex­hi­bi­tions cu­rated from the Berlin Art Li­brary’s vast pho­to­graphic col­lec­tion are housed in a Neo­clas­si­cal 1909 build­ing built for the Prus­sian army’s of­fi­cer corps, whose lower two floors are oc­cu­pied by the Hel­mut New­ton Foun­da­tion. To 5 Jun: A Photo Rarely Stands Alone; Pairs, se­quences, and se­ries of

peo­ple, ar­chi­tec­ture, and ex­per­i­ments. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.266424242. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3– C4 Mu­seum für Naturkunde Home to the world's largest di­nosaur skele­ton, the nat­u­ral his­tory mu­seum also features ex­ten­sive col­lec­tions of shells, in­sects, and prize-win­ning mounted animal dio­ra­mas. Since De­cem­ber 2015, the mu­seum also hosts the first orig­i­nal T- Rex skele­ton in Europe. Tue– Fri 9:30– 6pm, Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €8/5. www.naturkun­de­mu­seum- berlin. de. In­vali­den­str. 43. T: 030.20938591. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum. 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. To 3 Jul: Beards:

be­tween Na­ture and Ra­zor ex­plores the sig­nif­i­cance of beards through­out his­tory and Ber­lin­ers' fas­ci­na­tion with fa­cial hair. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.neues-mu­seum.de. 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 Jul: Words to

read, Words to feel is an in­tro­duc­tion to the his­tory, hand­writ­ing, and words of the Ko­ran. www.smb. mu­seum. 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.stasimu­seum.de. 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.spy­mu­se­um­ber­lin.com. Leipziger Platz 9. S+U Potsdamer Platz E3

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