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Current press images

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Joseph Beuys, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, Sammlung Marzona</span></p>

13.06.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Starting from Language. The Centenary of Joseph Beuys's Birth | planned for 13.6. – 19.9.2021
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30.05.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Scratching the Surface. Works from the Sammlung der Nationalgalerie, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and loans | planned for 30.5. – 7.11.2021
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<p>Pauline Curnier Jardin, <strong>FAT TO ASHES. the butcher part</strong> (Recherchebilder / Research Images), 2021<br>© Pauline Curnier Jardin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021</p>

21.03.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Pauline Curnier Jardin. Fat to Ashes | planned for 21.3. – 19.9.2021
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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>

14.02.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Xinyi Cheng. The Horse with Eye Blinders | reopening – 30.5.2021
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<p>Kühn, Max (20.11.1888 - 1970), <strong>Pflanzen brechen aus der Erde</strong>, 1928 <br>Öl und Tempera auf Holz, 28,5 x 29,5 cm © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie<br> Foto: bpk / Andres Kilger</p>

14.02.2021
Sammlung Scharf - Gerstenberg | Pflanzen brechen aus der Erde | reopening - end of December 2021
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01.01.2021
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Highlights of the 2021 exhibition program
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31.12.2020
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | The 3D Model of the Pergamon Altar
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18.12.2020
Kulturforum | Claudia Skoda. Dressed to Thrill | from reopening – 11.4.2021
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07.12.2020
Gemäldegalerie | Gemäldegalerie | In her book "Twelve Paintings" Tal Sterngast explores the contemporary relevance of the Old Masters
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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 | from reopening – 5.4.2021
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21.11.2020
Bode-Museum | ARTE documentary on Leonardo da Vinci and the bust of Flora | from 21.11.2020
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18.11.2020
Bode-Museum | Plain Talk: About the History of the Bode-Museum | from reopening – further notice
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13.11.2020
Gemäldegalerie | Bastianino: The living cross of Ferrara. The restoration of a forgotten altarpiece| from reopening – 11.7.2021
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10.11.2020
Pergamonmuseum | From a Fragment to a Monument. The Ishtar Gate in Berlin | from reopening – 3.10.2021
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31.10.2020
Kupferstichkabinett | Time for Take-Off! Images of Flight from Albrecht Dürer to Jorinde Voigt | from reopening – 16.5.2021
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30.10.2020
Gipsformerei | And there it was, made of plaster: The Reconstruction of the Brandenburg Gate Quadriga | Open workshop in the German Bundestag | until 30.10.2022
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27.10.2020
Friedrichswerdersche Kirche | Ideal and Form. 19th Century Sculpture from the Nationalgalerie Collection | from reopening – auf Weiteres
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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 | from reopening - 18.4.2021
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13.10.2020
Kupferstichkabinett in the Gemäldegalerie | Voyage. Travelling with French illustrators | from reopening – 2.5.2021
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09.10.2020
Helmut Newton Stiftung im Museum für Fotografie | America 1970s/80s. Hofer, Metzner, Meyerowitz, Newton | from reopening – 10.10.2021
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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 reopening – further notice
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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 | from reopening – 21.3.2021
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12.09.2020
Kunstgewerbemuseum | ATMOISM – Designed Atmospheres. An Exhibition by Hermann August Weizenegger | from reopening – 30.5.2021
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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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<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 | from reopening – 18.4.2021
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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 | from reopening – 30.5.2021
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14.06.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Time for Fragments. Works from the Marx Collection | from reopening – 11.4.2021
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12.05.2020
Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama | PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi | from reopning – 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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