MU­SE­UMS

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Altes Mu­seum

Ber­lin’s col­lec­tion of clas­si­cal an­tiq­ui­ties, housed in­side a breath­tak­ing Neo­clas­si­cal build­ing. Take in the mo­saic floor of Hadrian’s villa, a wealth of Greek sculp­tures, and a num­ber of Etr­uscan and Ro­man finds. to Jun 2017: Danger­ous Per­fec­tion: An­tique grave-vases from Apu­lia. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Lust­garten. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Alte Na­tion­al­ga­lerie

A splen­dorous col­lec­tion of 19th­cen­tury 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

Bauhaus Archiv Bode Mu­seum 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. to 8 Jan: Martin Bran­den­burg and Hans Baluschek – A Friend­ship of Two Artists fol­lows the friend­ship of two Ber­lin artists with di­verg­ing styles who were the early vanguard of the Ber­lin Se­ces­sion. to 29 Jan: Do It Your­self-De­sign ex­am­ines the his­tor­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of DIY de­sign, which was born dur­ing the art nou­veau pe­riod. 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. Fea­tures the paint­ings of such artists as Emil Nolde and Erich Heckel. to 8 Jan: Ex­otic Worlds. Cacti and Flow­er­ing Plants fea­tures Emil Nolde and Karl Sch­midt- Rot­tluff’s rarely- shown paint­ings of na­ture from around the world. to 8 Jan: Ways of Ex­pres­sion­ism. Paint­ings and Graph­ics of Artist Group Die Brücke. Se­lected works from Die Brücke artists, in­clud­ing works by Max Pech­stein and Erich Heckel. Wed– Mon 11am– 5pm. € 5/3. www.bruecke-mu­seum.de. Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar- He­lene- Heim. off Map Ber­lin has more mu­se­ums (180) than rainy days (106). The avant- garde build­ing de­signed by Wal­ter Gropius is home to doc­u­ments, pho­to­graphs, and mod­els il­lus­trat­ing the Bauhaus phi­los­o­phy, which com­bines artis­tic beauty with ar­chi­tec­tural func­tion­al­ity. to 27 Feb: The Frank­furt Art School – Modernism on the Main. A focus on the down-toearth and prac­ti­cal va­ri­ety of Bauhaus-in­flu­enced works. to 27 Feb: Lu­cia Mo­holy – The English Years. Pre­sent­ing Mo­holy’s land­scape and ar­chi­tec­tural pho­tog­ra­phy work. Wed– Mon 10am– 5pm. Sat– Mon €8/5, Wed– Fri. € 7/4. www.bauhaus.de. Klin­gel­höfer­str. 14. T: 030.25400278. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4 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 22 Jan: Canova and the Dance. Sculp­tures cen­ter­ing on the mo­tif of dance. to 31 Dec: ONE GOD – Abra­ham’s Legacy on the Nile. Jews, Chris­tians, and Mus­lims in Egypt from An­tiq­uity un­til the Mid­dle Ages. to 27 May: Art Coins Money: MUSE POWER MONEY ex­am­ines the in­ter­ac­tion be­tween art, money, and power. 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

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 Dec: Focus König­grätz. A de­con­struc­tion the de­ci­sive bat­tle be­tween Prus­sia and Aus­tria. to 26 Feb: Cameroon and Congo – a search of traces and phan­tom pho­tog­ra­phy from An­dréas Lang to 14 May: Ger­man colo­nial­ism, Frag­ments of Its Past and Present con­fronts the con­tro­ver­sial topic of Ger­many’s colo­nial past. Daily 10am– 6pm. €8/4 (un­der-18s free). www.dhm.de. Unter den Lin­den 2. T: 030.203040. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Deutsches Tech­nikmu­seum

MUST SEE At the mu­seum for all things tech­nol­ogy, the old lo­co­mo­tives and avi­a­tion rooms are the most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions, while a Rosi­nen­bomber, a 1948 Ber­lin Air­lift air­craft, is mounted on the mu­seum’s roof. A hands- on sec­tion al­lows kids to con­duct ex­per­i­ments. Mon– Fri 9am– 5:30pm, Sat– Sun 10am– 6pm. €8/4. www. sdtb.de. Treb­biner Str. 9. T: 030.902540. U Möck­ern­brücke, U Gleis­dreieck. E4 This month, the Jewish Mu­seum (p. 50) presents the mys­ti­cal fig­ure of the Golem in art and lit­er­a­ture.

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,

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