Berlin

Berlin is a city with a laid-back attitude allowing for every kind of life style and offers a wide range of activities and events. Particularly appealing is also Berlins green spots with over a third of the citys extensive surface covered by sweeping parks, forests, lakes, rivers and canals. Unsurpr...

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Lucian Freud: Closer: Etchings from the UBS Art Collection

22 July-22 Oct. The Martin-Gropius-Bau shows 51 etchings by the important 20th-century British realist painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) who was born in Berlin and is best known for his intimate, visce...
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Franz Kafka. The entire Trial

30 June-28 Aug. The Martin-Gropius-Bau displays the entire manuscript of Franz Kafka’s celebrated novel The Trial, more than a century after it was written. The exhibition displays the novel, page...
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Syria Antiqua: Coins and Monuments on the Museuminsel

16 June-5 Nov. The Bode Museum presents an exhibition of coins from ancient Syria, which was a key cultural, religious and commercial hub of the ancient world due to its geographical location. Thi...
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The Luther Effect: Protestantism – 500 Years in the World

12 April-5 Nov. The Deutsches Historisches Museum marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with an exhibition leading the visitor through "five centuries and four continents." Comprising pai...
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Hieronymus Bosch and His Pictorial World in the 16th and 17th century

11 Nov-19 March. The Gemäldegalerie and the Kupferstichkabinett stage an exhibition displaying their holdings of work by Hieronymus Bosch to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death. In ad...
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Eve Parnell: Let me sing dreams as words of truth

30 Jan-26 Feb. This exhibition of work by Irish artist Eve Parnell is inspired by the poem Vernehmt und lasst mich traum so wahrheit singen (Let me sing dreams as words of truth) by German Resistance...
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Tehran Collection: Tehran Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin

4 Dec-26 Feb. The Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin shows works from the collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), at the Gemäldegalerie building. The works on displ...
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Surreal Objectivity. Works from the 1920s and 1930s from the Nationalgalerie

13 Oct-23 April. Drawings from its collection of paintings from the period between the two world wars, the Nationalgalerie juxtaposes New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) and Surrealist works. Both...
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Voices of Dissent: Art in the GDR 1976-1989

16 July-26 Oct. This exhibition uses creative art works to explores the links between dissident art and power in the former German Democratic Republic or GDR. The exhibition highlights how a prodigiou...
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El Siglo de Oro. The Age of Velázquez

1 July-30 Oct. This major exhibition showcases Spanish painting and sculpture from the 17th century, a golden era or siglo de oro in European cultural history. The Gemäldegalerie of the Staatliche...
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Berenice Abbott: Photographs

1 July-3 Oct. The Martin-Gropius-Bau dedicates an exhibition to the important 20th-century American photographer, Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). The roughly 80 images on display include Abbott's Changin...
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William Kentridge: NO IT IS!

12 May-21 Aug. The Berliner Festspiele presents the complete interdisciplinary oeuvre of the renowned visual artist, filmmaker and director William Kentridge. The exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-...
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The Maya. Language of Beauty

12 April-7 Aug. Exhibition of around 300 sculptures and ceramics relating to the Maya people, a Mesoamerican civilisation and one of the oldest cultures in the world. Central to the exhibition is...
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Günter Brus – Zones of Disruption

12 March-6 June. Exhibition dedicated to the controversial work of Günter Brus, the contemporary Austrian painter, performance artist, experimental filmmaker and writer. Born in 1938, Brus was the...
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Architectural Master Drawings from the Albertina

12 March-10 July. Exhibition presenting architectural drawings from the architecture and graphic collections of the Albertina in Vienna. The Tchoban Foundation-Berlin Museum for Architectural Draw...
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Neue Galerie: The Black Years: Histories of a Collection: 1933–1945

21 Nov-31 July. Exhibition showing works which were either created or acquired by the Nationalgalerie between 1933 and 1945, or else seized by the Nazi regime during this dark period in German art....
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Hajra Waheed: Still against the sky

10 Oct-22 Nov. Conceptual exhibition in which Californian artist Hajra Waheed rearranges found materials from the realm of space research, surveillance documents and anonymous memoirs to create an ima...
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Emeka Ogboh: Playback. The African Union: 20 to 20,000 Hz

22 Oct-10 Jan. Exhibition based on sound and archive materials compiled by Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh for his installation in the Peace and Security building at the African Union (AU) headquart...
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Radically Modern

The Berlinische Galerie compares the post-war architecture of east and west Berlin in a comprehensive exhibition that examines the building styles on both sides of the once-divided city. The plans...
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Newton. Horvat. Brodziak

Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential and controversial photographers of the 20th century, achieving international fame in the 1970s as a celebrity photographer while working for V...