Where Berlin - - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES -

Cézanne, and many more. To 12 Mar: Ge­orge Condo. Con­fronta­tion. A ret­ro­spec­tive of the Amer­i­can painter’s oeu­vre. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.­seum. Schloßstr. 1. T: 030.266424242. U So­phie- Charlotte- Platz. A3

Mu­seum of Asian Art

The im­por­tant col­lec­tion of East Asian and In­dian works in­cludes fab­u­lous lac­quered ob­jects, ce­ram­ics, Ja­panese paint­ings, and a sec­tion on art along the Silk Road. To 8 Jan: In the Au­tumn of the Tra­di­tion: Rinpa Paint­ing. Ex­am­ines the in­ter­ac­tions be­tween Rinpa painters, Euro­pean col­lec­tors, and pub­li­ca­tions. To 8 Jan: Chrysan­the­mums, Au­tumn Leaves and Snow is a sea­sonal ex­hi­bi­tion of se­lected works telling the story of au­tumn tran­si­tion­ing to win­ter. To 8 Jan: Torii Rei: Ise. A fif­teen- paint­ing pre­sen­ta­tion of the city of Ise and the Ise Shinto shrine com­plex. To 8 Jan: The Ru­ins of Koco: Traces of Wooden Ar­chi­tec­ture from the An­cient Silk Road. A pre­sen­ta­tion of the an­cient ar­chi­tec­tural traces found in the Xin­jiang Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion in China Tue– Fri 10am– 5pm, Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €8/4.­seum. Arn­i­mallee 25. T: 030.266424242.

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 8 Jan: Bernard Lars­son. Leav­ing is En­ter­ing. Pho­to­graphs 1961-1988. Works from the Ger­man- born pho­tog­ra­pher func­tion as a vis­ual record of the most piv­otal mo­ments in Ber­lin his­tory. 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. Tue– Fri 9:30– 6pm, Sat– Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3. www.naturkun­de­mu­se­um­ber­ In­vali­den­str. 43. T: 030.20938591. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum. E2

Mu­seum 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

Neues Mu­seum Perg­a­mon Mu­seum 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

A modern art col­lec­tion of 5000+ works of Ger­man and East­ern Euro­pean paint­ings. To 24 Apr: Cor­nelia Sch­leime – A Blink ex­plores this year’s Han­nah- Höch- Preis win­ner, whose dis­si­dent work in the GDR days re­sulted in her get­ting banned from East Ber­lin. To 24 Apr: Tat­jana Doll – New World At­las presents the Han­nah- HöchFörder­preis win­ner’s large- scale work that ques­tion phe­nom­ena in mass cul­ture. To 2 Jan: 12×12. Each year, the IBB Video Space fea­tures 12 in­no­va­tive film and video artists in Ber­lin. Wed– Mon 10am– 6pm. €8/5 (€10/ 7 dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions).­is­chega­lerie. de. Alte Jakob­str. 124-128. T: 030.78902600. U Hallesches Tor. E4 The Stasi Mu­seum in Licht­en­berg show­cases some of the spy­ing in­stru­ments used by the East Ger­man se­cret po­lice. 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. 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 One of Ber­lin’s main at­trac­tions, the Perg­a­mon houses the out­come of Ger­many’s early-20th­cen­tury arche­ol­ogy ex­ca­va­tions. The im­pos­ing

C/O Ber­lin

MUST SEE Con­tem­po­rary art and pho­tog­ra­phy has fi­nally re­opened in the Amerika Haus, which housed the Amer­i­can li­brary dur­ing the Cold War era. To 4 Dec: Gordon Parks. I am you. Se­lected Works. 1934-1978. With his weapon of choice, Parks used his cam­era to cap­ture in­jus­tice and the fight for equal rights. To 4 Dec: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Cha­narin. Don’t Start With the Good Old Things But the Bad New Ones. A Brechtian ap­proach to doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phy. From 10 Dec:

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