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Current press images

18.12.2020
Kulturforum | Claudia Skoda. Dressed to Thrill | 18.12.2020 – 11.4.2021
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<p>Xinyi Cheng, <strong>The Horse Wearing a Red Ear Bonnet and Eye Blinders</strong>, 2020 <br>Oil on canvas <br>160 x 145 cm <br>© Photo: Aurélien Mole, Courtesy the artist / Balice Hertling</p>

10.12.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Xinyi Cheng. The Horse with Eye Blinders | 10.12.2020 – 9.5.2021
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26.11.2020
Museum für Fotografie | Before and After. The Educational Photography Collections of the Berlin University of the Arts 1850 – 1930 | 26.11.2020 – 5.4.2021
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19.11.2020
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | A for Advent, Z for Zoff (“trouble” in German). A Christmas ABC | 19.11.2020 – 31.1.2021
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13.11.2020
Gemäldegalerie | Bastianino: The living cross of Ferrara. The restoration of a forgotten altarpiece | 13.11.2020 – 14.3.2021
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10.11.2020
Pergamonmuseum | From a Fragment to a Monument. The Ishtar Gate in Berlin | 10.11.2020 – 30.5.2021
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31.10.2020
Kupferstichkabinett | Time for Take-Off! Images of Flight from Albrecht Dürer to Jorinde Voigt | 31.10.2020 – 21.2.2021
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27.10.2020
Friedrichswerdersche Kirche | Reopening with special exhibition "Ideal and Form. 19th Century Sculpture from the Nationalgalerie Collection" | from 27.10.2020
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<p><strong>Bunny Rogers</strong>, Self-portrait as Clone of Jeanne d’Arc (Vanessa Joan), 2019 <br>Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle PhotoRag Ultrasmooth 305g on aluminum, silver plated artist frame, purple, 200.5 x 163 x 7.5 cm / 79 x 64 1/4 x 3 in, Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, acquired 2020 by private supporters in honor of Udo Kittelmann (Director of the Nationalgalerie 2008-2020), courtesy the artist and Société</p>

25.10.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Bunny Rogers. Self Portrait as clone of Jeanne D’Arc | 25.10.2020 - 28.2.2021
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12.10.2020
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Autumn holiday program 2020 | 12. – 24.10.2020
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09.10.2020
Helmut Newton Stiftung im Museum für Fotografie | America 1970s/80s. Hofer, Metzner, Meyerowitz, Newton | 9.10.2020 – 16.5.2021
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05.10.2020
Gipsformerei | Virtual exhibtion „Near Life. The Gipsformerei - 200 Years of Casting Plaster“
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04.10.2020
Kunstbibliothek | The Piranesi Principle. Marking the 300th birthday of the great Italian master | 4.10.2020 – 7.2.2021
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03.10.2020
Bode-Museum | The Second Glance: All Forms of Love | from 3.10.2020
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03.10.2020
Museum für Islamische Kunst | Daud Hossaini. Calligrapher to the King | 3.10.2020 – 3.1.2021
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30.09.2020
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Goethe-Institut und Ethnologisches Museum starten Restaurierungsabteilung am Nationalmuseum für Anthropologie Angola
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18.09.2020
Alte Nationalgalerie | Decadence and dark dreams. Belgian Symbolism | 18.9.2020 – 17.1.2021
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18.09.2020
James-Simon-Galerie + Neues Museum | The Germanic Tribes. A Critical Look | 18.9.2020 – 21.3.2021
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12.09.2020
Kunstgewerbemuseum | ATMOISM – Designed Atmospheres. An Exhibition by Hermann August Weizenegger | 12.9.2020 – 14.3.2021
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11.09.2020
Kulturforum | STATUS POWER MOVEMENT. The Delight and Drudgery of Physical Activity | 11.9.2020 – 10.1.2021
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10.09.2020
Museumsstandort Dahlem | “Sharing Knowledge on Epidemics and Crises” – Ethnologie in Zeiten COVID-19 | Ein Projekt des Ethnologischen Museums
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<p>„Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans“, exhibition view Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin 2020 / Nam June Paik, <strong>I Never Read Wittgentstein (I Never Understood Wittgenstein)</strong>, 1997 / 2013 purchased by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie / Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Mathias Völzke</p>

06.09.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie collection, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof and loans | 6.9.2020 – 3.1.2021
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05.09.2020
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg | Splatters of Life – Signs of Death. The 90th Anniversary of Horst Janssen’s Birth | until 25.10.2020
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05.09.2020
Museum Berggruen | Klee in North Africa | until 10.1.2021
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03.09.2020
Gemäldegalerie | Acquisition of a restituted work by Matteus Stom by the Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein
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23.08.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Michael Schmidt – Retrospective. Photographs 1965—2014 | until 17.1.2021
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08.08.2020
Gemäldegalerie | Between Cosmos and Pathos. Berlin Works from Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas | until 1.11.2020
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<p><strong>Verena von Gagern</strong>, Barbara, 1978, Gelatin silver print, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, © Verena von Gagern</p>

16.07.2020
Museum für Fotografie | FOTOGRAFIE. Wolfgang Schulz and the Photo Scene around 1980 | until 11.10.2020
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30.06.2020
Kupferstichkabinett in the Gemäldegalerie | I take comfort in the Love of Art. Paul J. Kristeller between Berlin and Italy | until 11.10.2020
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<p><strong>Tim Mitchell</strong>, Clothing Recycled, 2005 © Tim Mitchell and Lucy Norris</p>

27.06.2020
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | Fast Fashion. The dark side of fashion | until 31.1.2021
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<p><strong>Alexandru Ciubotariu</strong> (no title and year), Romania © Alexandru Ciubotariu</p>

27.06.2020
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | comiXconnection | until 30.5.2021
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19.06.2020
Neues Museum | Berlin's Largest Excavation. Research Area Biesdorf | until 4.1.2021
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14.06.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Time for Fragments. Works from the Marx Collection | until 28.2.2021
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<p>„Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us“, exhibition view Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, 2020 / Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, London, Tokyo / Gagosian / Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien © Katharina Grosse / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 / Photo: Jens Ziehe</p>

14.06.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Katharina Grosse. It Wasn't Us | until 10.1.2021
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12.05.2020
Gemäldegalerie | Anthony Caro. The Last Judgement Sculpture | until 1.11.2020
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12.05.2020
Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama | PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi | until further notice
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08.03.2020
Alte Nationalgalerie | Jenny Holzers „Men don’t protect you anymore“ im Kolonnadenhof der Museumsinsel Berlin
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31.08.2019
Haus Bastian | The center for cultural education of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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13.07.2019
James-Simon-Galerie | The central entrance building of the Museumsinsel Berlin
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01.01.2019
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Museum buildings and institutes
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