Kolonnaden Bar on the Museumsinsel Berlin from 8 July to 12 August 2021

Museumsinsel Berlin

For six weeks, beginning 8 July 2021, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin invites guests onto the Museumsinsel between 7 and 10 pm every Thursday to visit the Kolonnaden Bar. Moderated talks with interesting guests and a programme of DJs promise a cosy summer evening in the Kolonnadenhof, right beside the Spree. Entry is free, prior online reservation is required. The Kolonnaden Bar is open in any weather.

Get out, breathe a sigh of relief, and enjoy being around people: After more than a year of restrictions, we yearn for that which we took for granted before the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s series at the Kolonnaden Bar takes an entertaining look at new longings and seeks corresponding moments in older paintings and objects from the collections on the Museuminsel. Art historians join in conversation with philosophers, scientists and other professionals. Afterwards, DJs play their favourite tunes. Cold drinks are can be purchased at the bar.

Programme (in German)

Moderation: Julia Vismann

Thursday, 8 July 2021
Sehnsucht nach Wohlbefinden (Longing for Well-Being) with Malek Bajbouj, neurophysiologist and happiness researcher
DJ: Stobocop

Thursday, 15 July 2021
Sehnsucht nach Normalität (Longing for Normality) with Jackie Thomae, writer, and Alexandra Czarnecki, sculpture conservator at the Altes Museum
DJ: Chica Paula

Thursday, 22 July 2021
Sehnsucht nach Reisen (Longing to Travel) with Julica Norouzi, author, and Anna Pfäfflin, curator at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings)

Thursday, 29 July 2021
Sehnsucht nach Luft und Atmen (Longing for a Breath of Fresh Air) with Martin Kriegel, aerosol researcher
DJ: Sarah Farina

Thursday, 5 August 2021
Sehnsucht nach Stil (Longing for Style) with Claire Lachky, hairdresser, and Cora Knoblauch, art critic
DJs: Gebrüder Teichmann

Thursday, 12 August 2021
Sehnsucht nach Menschen (Longing for Human Contact) with Mazda Adli, stress and urban researcher
DJ: Bassdee

When? Where? How?

At the Kolonnadenhof on the Museumsinsel in Berlin
Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin

Doors open at 6:30 pm
The talks begin at 7 pm.

Attendance is free of charge. Prior online reservation is required because of the limited number of participants. Tickets will be made available for purchase 14 days before each event.

Please be aware that admission is only allowed with proof of a negative coronavirus test that is a maximum of 24 hours old or proof of complete vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus.

The Kolonnaden Bar is part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin summer programmeGet Away to the (Museum) Island! (Rauf auf die Insel) and is funded by the Kuratorium Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Board of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).