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Current press images

13.12.2019
Gemäldegalerie | Raffael in Berlin. The Madonnas of the Gemäldegalerie | 13.12.2019 – 26.4.2020
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26.10.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin | Lawrence Abu Hamdan. The Voice Before the Law | 26.10.2019 – 09.02.2020
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19.10.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Cevdet Erek. Bergama Stereo. Musikwerke Bildender Künstler | 19.10.2019 – 8.3.2020
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12.10.2019
Museum für Fotografie | Ludwig Windstosser. Post-War Modern Photography | 12.10.2019 – 23.2.2020
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11.10.2019
Alte Nationalgalerie | Fighting for Visibility. Women Artists in the Nationalgalerie before 1919 | 11.10.2019 – 8.3.2020
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02.10.2019
Neues Museum | Berlin's Largest Excavation. Research Area Biesdorf | 2.10.2019 – 19.4.2020
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<p><strong>Tim Mitchell</strong>, Clothing Recycled, 2005 © Tim Mitchell and Lucy Norris</p>

27.09.2019
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | Fast Fashion. The dark side of fashion | 27.9.2019 – 2.8.2020
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20.09.2019
Kupferstichkabinett | Menzel. Painter on Paper | 20.9.2019 – 19.1.2020
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14.09.2019
Museum Berggruen | Pablo Picasso x Thomas Scheibitz. Sign Scene Lexicon | 14.9.2019 – 2.2.2020
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<p><strong>Alexandru Ciubotariu</strong> (no title and year), Romania © Alexandru Ciubotariu</p>

13.09.2019
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | comiXconnection | 13.9.2019 – 29.3.2020
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06.09.2019
Bode-Museum | The Second Glance: All Forms of Love | from 6.9.2019
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05.09.2019
Kulturforum | Micro Era. Media Arts from China | 5.9.2019 – 26.1.2020
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31.08.2019
Haus Bastian | The center for cultural education of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin opens on 31.8.2019
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30.08.2019
James-Simon-Galerie | Near Life. 200 Years of Casting Plaster at the Gipsformerei | 30.8.2019 – 1.3.2020
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29.08.2019
Kunstbibliothek | László Moholy-Nagy and New Typography. A Reconstruction of a Berlin Exhibition from 1929 | 29.8. – 15.9.2019
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24.08.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin | „Retrospective“ by Xavier Le Roy | 24.8. – 8.9.2019
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24.08.2019
Kunstgewerbemuseum | Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion – Hair – Design | 24.8. – 1.12.2019
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16.08.2019
Museum für Islamische Kunst | Qazwini. Global Images – Images of the World 750 Years Ago | 16.8. – 27.10.2019
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<p><strong>The nominees for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019</strong>: Pauline Curnier Jardin, Simon Fujiwara, Katja Novitskova, Flaka Haliti (f.l.t.r.), Photo: David von Becker</p>

16.08.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019 | 16. August 2019 – 12. Januar 2020
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01.08.2019
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | European Cultural Days: Europe à la carte. Connected by Food | 1.8. – 1.9.2019
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13.07.2019
James-Simon-Galerie | The new entrance building of the Museumsinsel Berlin | from 13.7.2019
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04.07.2019
Museumsinsel Berlin | Kolonnaden Bar | 4.7. – 15.8.2019
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02.07.2019
Gemäldegalerie | Labels of an Exhibition. Captions at the Gemäldegalerie from 1830 to the Present | 2.7. – 29.9.2019
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28.06.2019
Museum für Fotografie | Berlin Peking Visual Exchange | 28.6. – 25.8.2019
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21.06.2019
Nationalgalerie | "Statue of Liberty" by Elmgreen & Dragset in the courtyard of the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
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19.06.2019
Altes Museum | Tough types. Portraits of Ancient Greeks | 19.6.2019 – 2.2.2020
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<p><strong>Emperor Akbar on his favorite elephant</strong>, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Christian Krug</p>

14.06.2019
Museum für Islamische Kunst | Elephants stories. Mughal Indian miniature paintings | 14.6. – 11.8.2019
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13.06.2019
Pergamonmuseum | Konzertreihe „Mschatta Lounge“ | 13.6. – 26.9.2019
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13.06.2019
Alte Nationalgalerie | Im Auge des Betrachters | Graphic Novel von Felix Pestemer im Avant Verlag
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13.06.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Veranstaltungshighlights im Sommer 2019
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07.06.2019
Museum Berggruen | Klee und die Abstraktion | 7.6. – 1.9.2019
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24.05.2019
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg | Kerker der Phantasie | 24.5. – 10.11.2019
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22.05.2019
James-Simon-Galerie | August Gauls „Liegender Löwe“ aus der Sammlung Rudolf Mosse begrüßt die Besucher*innen der James-Simon-Galerie
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17.05.2019
Alte Nationalgalerie | Gustave Caillebotte. Painter and Patron of Impressionism | 17.5. – 15.9.2019
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10.05.2019
Schloss Köpenick | The Prussian Apollo. Prince Louis Ferdinand (1772–1806) | 10.5. – 6.10.2019
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18.04.2019
Neues Museum | Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe. Arabic-German storytelling traditions | 18.4. – 18.8.2019
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12.04.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin | A German Legend. Emil Nolde and the Nazi Regime | 12.4. – 15.9.2019
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11.04.2019
Museum für Fotografie | Bauhaus and Photography. On New Visions in Contemporary Art | 11.4. – 25.8.2019
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29.03.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin | Jack Whitten. Jack’s Jacks | 29.3.2019 - 1.9.2019
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<p><strong>Marjetica Potrč<br /></strong>Caracas: Growing Houses, 2012<br />© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Courtesy Marjetica Potrč and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin / Stockholm</p>

28.03.2019
Nationalgalerie | Nationalgalerie and Volkswagen extend their partnership for two years
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21.03.2019
Kunstgewerbemuseum | Rokokowelten. Neupräsentation der Porzellan- und Fayencesammlung | bis auf weiteres
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14.02.2019
Museum für Islamische Kunst | Augmented Reality App by the TAMAM project
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15.12.2018
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Local Histories | until 10.11.2019
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23.11.2018
Bode-Museum | Coins, Medals and People. The Münzkabinett turns 150 | until 13.10.2019
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17.11.2018
Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama | PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi | until further notice
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01.11.2018
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | The Elephant in the Room. Sculptures from the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie | until 29.9.2019
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27.10.2018
Museum für Islamische Kunst | Dream and Trauma. Reopening of the Carpet Rooms | until further notice
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19.10.2018
Schloss Köpenick | Liz Crossley. Cartographic Inspirations | until 24.11.2019
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<p>Giovanni Bellini<br /><strong>Presentation at the Temple</strong>, um 1490/95<br />with superimposed outline drawing of Andrea Mantegnas Presentation at the Temple, ca. 1453<br />© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Babette Hartwieg</p>

14.10.2018
Gemäldegalerie | Bellini Plus. Research and restoration | until the end of 2019
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29.03.2018
Gemäldegalerie | The nearly complete Passion altarpiece by Hans Schäufelein | until further notice
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27.10.2017
Bode-Museum | Beyond Compare: Art from Africa in the Bode Museum | until 24.11.2019
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19.10.2017
Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte | The Crown of Kerch. Treasures from the early days of Europe | until 25.9.2022
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10.11.2011
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Museum buildings & institutions
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