02.08.2022 After a two-year pause, this popular cultural event is happening once again. On Saturday, 27 August 2022, eight of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin museums are opening their doors from 6 pm to 2 am. Advance tickets can be purchased at a savings until 14 August 2022: reduced-price tickets are available for 12 euros and concessions 10 euros; thereafter 18 euros and 12 euros for concessions.
After a two-year pause, this popular cultural event is happening once again. On Saturday, 27 August 2022, eight of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin museums are opening their doors from 6 pm to 2 am. Advance tickets can be purchased at a savings until 14 August 2022: reduced-price tickets are available for 12 euros and concessions 10 euros; thereafter 18 euros and 12 euros for concessions.
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin is taking part again after a long absence and is also at the centre of Berlin’s cultural events. This is where the Long Night of Museums, the Berlin Biennale and the Kultur Sommer festival all come together.
This year, a second focus of the Long Night of Museums is Charlottenburg, where, the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg is showing its permanent exhibition Surreal Worlds, on the development of fantastical art, as well a special presentation on Goya that illustrates the startling topicality of his prints. The Museum Berggruen, which is closing soon for several years of extensive renovations, can also be visited one last time during the Long Night of Museums.
The Neue Nationalgalerie, which reopened at the Kulturforum in 2020, is also participating. In addition to the main collection, on view is also the exhibition Bitte lachen / Please Cry by conceptual artist Barbara Kruger and a fascinating show of works by the long-forgotten artist Sascha Wiederhold.
The successful pedagogical format Keep an Eye Out! is being continued during this year’s Long Night of Museums as well. At all participating museums, art and culture educators invite the various kinds of visitors to communicatively explore the museums and exhibitions. The educators seek to engage, for example, with hurried visitors who want to see as much as possible during the Long Night, with leisurely ones who would rather relax in front of an artwork, and also with those conversational people who enjoy delving into works of art through mutual discussion. At all of the museums, architectural enthusiasts can learn important facts about each venue’s architectural history and the architects responsible. Creative individuals have the chance to draw their own works while visiting the exhibitions at the Neue Nationalgalerie.
In addition to tours in English, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin offers tours at the Pergamonmuseum in Arabic and Persian. Tours in Ukrainian and Russian are offered at the Neues Museum and the Altes Museum to welcome new Berliners, especially those from Ukraine. Further information in various languages is available as a media guide.
Restaurants and cafés at all participating Staatliche Museen zu Berlin venues are open
The complete programme for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin venues and open air events is available online from mid-August. Information about the entire Long Night of Museums programme and tickets can be obtained at the Long Night of Musuems website.
Tickets: 18 euros, concessions 12 euros; free admission for children under 12
Reduced-price tickets purchased by 14 August 2022: 12 euros, concessions 10 euros
Art of Islamic Cultures
19.08.2022 to 06.11.2022
Die Sammlungen. The Collections. Les Collections
Church for Sale. Works from the Haubrok Collection and the Nationalgalerie Collection
28.11.2021 to 18.09.2022
Under Construction. New Acquisitions for the Nationalgalerie’s Collection
02.06.2022 to 15.01.2023
10.06.2022 to 09.10.2022
12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
11.06.2022 to 18.09.2022
Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age
Treasures from the Rhine: The Barbarian Treasure of Neupotz
Prehistory and early history
The Crown of Kerch. Treasures from the Dawn of European History
19.10.2017 to 25.09.2022
Trans-cultural Relations, Global Biographies – Islamic Art?
Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
Architecture of Antiquity. Market Gate of Miletus
Nebuchadnezzar Under Socialism. The Vorderasiatisches Museum in the GDR
09.11.2021 to 08.01.2023
Samarra Revisited. New Perspectives on the Excavation Photographs from the Palaces of the Caliph
04.03.2022 to 28.08.2022
Every Day at the Museum. Guards Present Their Favourite Works
17.06.2022 to 02.10.2022
Ancient Worlds. Greeks, Etruscans and Romans
The Neue Nationalgalerie. Its Architect and Its Building History
22.08.2021 to 02.07.2023
The Art of Society. 1900–1945: The Nationalgalerie Collection
22.08.2021 to 02.07.2023
The Worlds of Schliemann. His Life. His Discoveries. His Legacy
13.05.2022 to 06.11.2022
Sascha Wiederhold. Rediscovery of a Forgotten Artist
02.07.2022 to 08.01.2023
Picasso and his Time
Barbara Kruger. Bitte Lachen / Please Cry
29.04.2022 to 28.08.2022