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Current press images

<p>Apichatpong Weerasethakul , <strong>One Water</strong>, 2013<br>Single-channel Video,SD digital, 4:3, Stereo (Shown in Silent), colour<br>1:11 Min.<br>Courtesy the Artist</p>

04.11.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Nation, Narration, Narcosis: Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories | planned for 4.11.2021 – 3.4.2022
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22.08.2021
Neue Nationalgalerie | Reopening with "Die Kunst der Gesellschaft. 1900-1945. Die Sammlung", "Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximal" and "Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now" | planned from 22.8.2021
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01.08.2021
Museum of Photography | Ruth Walz. Theatre Photography | planned from summer/autumn 2021
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20.06.2021
Alte Nationalgalerie | Paul Gauguin - Why are you angry? | planned from 20.6. – 24.10.2021
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18.06.2021
Kulturforum | 100 Best Posters 20 Germany Austria Switzerland | planned from 18.6. – 4.7.2021
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Joseph Beuys</strong> © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, Sammlung Marzona</span></p>

13.06.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Starting from Language. Joseph Beuys at 100 | planned for 13.6. – 19.9.2021
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02.06.2021
Kupferstichkabinett | Hell's Black and Starlight. Dante's Divine Comedy in Modern and Contemporary Art | planned from 2.6. – 15.8.2021
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<p>Rhonda Roland Shearer, <strong>Anthropocentrism Series: I am a Technocrat</strong>, 1990 <br>Bronze, red patina, 366 x 110 x 14 cm <br>Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof © Rhonda Roland Shearer / Seth Joel</p>

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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21.05.2021
James-Simon-Galerie | Akhmim. Egypt’s Forgotten City | planned from 21.5. – 12.9.2021
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07.05.2021
Museum Berggruen | Picasso & Les Femmes d’Alger | planned for 7.5. – 8.8.2021
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<p><strong>Palmyra </strong>© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Hermann Burchardt</p>

06.05.2021
Forschungscampus Dahlem, Ethnologisches Museum | From … To … Zarkashat Turathia. Connected by collections | planned from 6.5. - 5.9.2021
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01.05.2021
Gemäldegalerie | Late Gothic. The Birth of Modernity | planned for 1.5. – 5.9.2021
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<p><strong>The<em> Human Trace</em> tableware set</strong> © Bartosz Grześkowiak, Arkadiusz Szwed</p>

27.04.2021
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | People From the Porcelain Factory. Human Trace Tableware | planned from 27.4. – 12.9.2021
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25.04.2021
Helmut Newton Stiftung im Museum für Fotografie | America 1970s/80s. Hofer, Metzner, Meyerowitz, Newton | from reopening – 10.10.2021
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25.04.2021
Museum für Fotografie | Before and After. The Educational Photography Collections of the Berlin University of the Arts 1850 – 1930 | reopening – 1.8.2021
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25.04.2021
Friedrichswerdersche Kirche | Ideal and Form. 19th Century Sculpture from the Nationalgalerie Collection | from reopening – auf Weiteres
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25.04.2021
Bode-Museum | The Second Glance: All Forms of Love | from reopening – further notice
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25.04.2021
Bode-Museum | Plain Talk: About the History of the Bode-Museum | from reopening – further notice
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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>

25.04.2021
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg | Pflanzen brechen aus der Erde. Nature and Art from Max Ernst to Nuria Quevedo | from reopening – 30.9.2021
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25.04.2021
Schloss Köpenick | Flora, Fauna and Fable. Painting on Ceramics: Grita Götze, Heidi Manthey, Sonngard Marcks | reopening – 3.10.2021
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25.04.2021
Bode-Museum | From Eve to Greta. Women on Coins and Medallions | from reopening – 6.1.2022
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25.04.2021
Museum für Fotografie | SEEN BY #15: Nothing ever happened (yet) | from reopening – 30.5.2021
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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>

13.04.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie collection, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof and loans | until 18.4.2021
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13.04.2021
Kulturforum | Claudia Skoda. Dressed to Thrill | 13.4. – 18.7.2021
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13.04.2021
Gemäldegalerie | Bastianino: The living cross of Ferrara. The restoration of a forgotten altarpiece| 13.4. – 11.7.2021
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13.04.2021
Kupferstichkabinett | Time for Take-Off! Images of Flight from Albrecht Dürer to Jorinde Voigt | until 1.8.2021
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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>

13.04.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Bunny Rogers. Self Portrait as clone of Jeanne D’Arc | bis 18.4.2021
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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>

13.04.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Xinyi Cheng. The Horse with Eye Blinders | until 6.6.2021
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<p><strong>Pauline Curnier Jardin. Fat to Ashes</strong>, exhibition view Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, 2021, © Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 / Mathias Völzke</p>

13.04.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Pauline Curnier Jardin. Fat to Ashes | 13.4. – 19.9.2021
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13.04.2021
Kunstbibliothek | The Piranesi Principle. Marking the 300th birthday of the great Italian master | 13.4. – 11.7.2021
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<p><strong>Key Visual</strong> of the discussion series <em>99 Questions</em> © Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Collage: Giuliani | von Giese / © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Waltraud Schneider-Schütz</p>

08.04.2021
Ethnologisches Museum und Museum für Asiatische Kunst im Humboldt Forum | Diskursreihe "99 Fragen" startet am 15.4.2021
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06.04.2021
Alte Nationalgalerie | Dekadenz und digitale Träume: Virtuelle Ausstellung zum belgischen Symbolismus ab sofort online
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01.04.2021
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | Grenzwanderungen an Ostern: Filmdokumentation zu Michael Schmidt ab sofort im kostenfreien Stream
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<p><strong>Alexandru Ciubotariu</strong> (no title and year), Romania © Alexandru Ciubotariu</p>

16.03.2021
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | comiXconnection | from reopening – 30.5.2021
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16.03.2021
Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama | PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi | from reopning – further notice
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16.03.2021
Pergamonmuseum | From a Fragment to a Monument. The Ishtar Gate in Berlin | from reopening – 3.10.2021
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16.03.2021
Pergamonmuseum | Radiance of the Alhambra | from reopening – 18.7.2021
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<p>Gerhard Richter, <strong>Birkenau</strong>, 2014<br>Oil on canvas, 260 x 200 cm<br>GERHARD RICHTER KUNSTSTIFTUNG</p>

15.03.2021
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz | Kooperation mit Gerhard Richter: Zyklus „Birkenau“ in der Alten Nationalgalerie zu sehen – Über 100 Werke des Künstlers künftig dauerhaft in Berlin
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10.03.2021
Nationalgalerie | Shortlist des Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021: Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga, Sung Tieu
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01.03.2021
Kunstgewerbemuseum | Design Lab #7: Talk to me! Question the collection | bis 31.7.2021
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25.02.2021
Gemäldegalerie | 58 rooms, 112 panoramas, 1,200 works of art: Virtual tour now online
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17.02.2021
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Memorial column commemorates personalities of the historic Tiergarten quarter
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<p><strong>Landingpage lab.Bode pool</strong> © SMB, lab.Bode / 2021 (illustration: Zeloot, 2021)    </p>

12.02.2021
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | lab.Bode - Initiative to strengthen outreach work presents the lab.Bode pool: a digital impulse generator for outreach work in museums | Digital launch on 17.2.2021
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31.12.2020
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | The 3D Model of the Pergamon Altar
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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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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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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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