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Current press images

31.12.2020
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Museum buildings and institutions
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01.08.2020
Gemäldegalerie | Between Cosmos and Pathos. Berlin Works from Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas | Mid August - end of October 2020
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<p><strong>Wolfgang Tillmans</strong>, portrait, 2020 © Photo: Dan Ipp</p>

04.06.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | VOLKSWAGEN ART4ALL Online Edition: Podcasts with Walter Dahn, Nevin Aladağ and Wolfgang Tillmans
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23.05.2020
Kunstgewerbemuseum + Musikinstrumenten-Museum | Porcelain and Music | postponed
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21.05.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Michael Schmidt – Retrospective. Photographs 1965—2014 | postponed
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16.05.2020
Schloss Köpenick | Flora, Fauna and Fable. Painting on Ceramics: Grita Götze, Heidi Manthey, Sonngard Marcks | | postponed to autumn 2020
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15.05.2020
Alte Nationalgalerie | Decadence and dark dreams. Belgian Symbolism | postponed to autumn 2020
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12.05.2020
Kulturforum | Pop on Paper. From Warhol to Lichtenstein | 12.5. – 16.8.2020
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07.05.2020
James-Simon-Galerie | James Simon. The Art of Giving Well | postponed
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29.04.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Magical Soup. Media Art from the collection of the Nationalgalerie, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection and loans | postponed
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24.04.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Katharina Grosse. It Wasn't Us | postponed
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06.04.2020
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | On the 500th anniversary of his death: Publication on the lost Raphael Tapestries of the Bode-Museum
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<p>Verena von Gagern (*1946), <strong>Barbara</strong>, 1978, Gelatin silver print, 29 x 19,8 cm, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg © Verena von Gagern</p>

04.04.2020
Museum für Fotografie | Wolfgang Schulz and the Photo Scene around 1980 | postponed
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03.04.2020
Kunstgewerbemuseum | Four Elements: Craftsmanship and Design from Paris and Berlin. Landespreis Gestaltendes Handwerk 2020 | postponed
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17.03.2020
Kulturforum | Start "In Preparation": Public restoration of Rebecca Horn's "Room of the Wounded Monkey" | postponed
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13.03.2020
Kunstbibliothek | Trade:Mark. Stankowski + Duschek Graphic Design Studio | currently closed
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13.03.2020
Kunstbibliothek | Would you like a bag with that (logo)? Plastic Bags from the 1960s to the 1980s | currently closed
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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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06.03.2020
Neues Museum | Photographic Memories. Nubia around 1900 | currently closed
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03.03.2020
Museum Berggruen | Klee in North Africa | currently closed
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28.02.2020
Kupferstichkabinett | Raphael in Berlin. Masterpieces from the Kupferstichkabinett | currently closed
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22.02.2020
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | To Whom It May Concern. Schenkung Paul Maenz | 22. 2. – 3.5.2020
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07.02.2020
Museum für Islamische Kunst | Daud Hossaini. Calligrapher to the King | 7.2.–3.5.2020
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18.01.2020
Nationalgalerie | Friedrichswerdersche Kirche: Open house days | 18. + 19.1.2020
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14.01.2020
Kupferstichkabinett in the Gemäldegalerie | The Life of Raphael. Twelve Etchings by Johannes Riepenhausen | extended until 14.6.2020
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20.12.2019
Gemäldegalerie | Anthony Caro. The Last Judgement Sculpture | extended until 1.11.2020
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13.12.2019
Gemäldegalerie | Raffael in Berlin. The Madonnas of the Gemäldegalerie | 13.12.2019 – 26.4.2020
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06.12.2019
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg | Lebenskleckse – Todeszeichen. Horst Janssen zum Neunzigsten | 6.12.2019 – 3.5.2020
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30.11.2019
Helmut Newton Stiftung im Museum für Fotografie | Body Performance | currently closed
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22.11.2019
Bode-Museum | Bronzes like Animals. Heide Dobberkau and her worlds of animals | currently closed
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20.11.2019
Museum für Islamische Kunst | Langzeitkooperation mit Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung | erste Leihgaben ausgestellt
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12.11.2019
Gemäldegalerie | Restaurierungsprojekt Bastianino „Lebendes Kreuz von Ferrara“
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09.11.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Time for Fragments. Works from the Marx Collection | currently closed
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05.11.2019
Vorderasiatisches Museum | The Babel/Bible Conflict. Politics, Theology and Science around 1900 | currently closed
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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 | currently closed
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<p><strong>Alexandru Ciubotariu</strong> (no title and year), Romania © Alexandru Ciubotariu</p>

13.09.2019
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | comiXconnection | currently closed
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06.09.2019
Bode-Museum | The Second Glance: All Forms of Love | currently closed
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31.08.2019
Haus Bastian | The new center for cultural education of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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13.07.2019
James-Simon-Galerie | The new entrance building of the Museumsinsel Berlin
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19.06.2019
Altes Museum | Tough types. Portraits of Ancient Greeks | until 27.9.2020
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17.11.2018
Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama | PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi | Re-opening on 12.5.2020
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24.05.2016
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | The 3D Model of the Pergamon Altar
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