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Berlin constantly offers varied exhibitions in the fields of art, culture and history: contemporary art, exciting documentaries and historical artefacts from antiquity to modernity are waiting to be discovered.
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Bildnis des griechischen Philosophen Sokrates – Bildnis des griechischen Philosophen Sokrates © Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München / Foto: Renate Kühling
© Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München / Renate Kühling

Tough Types. Portraits of Ancient Greeks

The portrait as a depiction of a real, specific, historical person is one of the key achievements of Greek art. Its influence stretches from the era of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance into the present... more

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Tim Mitchell, Clothing Recycled, 2005, Detail
© Tim Mitchell and Lucy Norris

Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion: The Dark Sides of Fashion, conceived by the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, takes a critical look at the consequences of fashion consumption for its producers and the environment. It... more

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Helmut Newton: Ballet de Monte Carlo, 1992
Helmut Newton Estate

Body Performance

In the Helmut Newton Stiftung in the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin the exhibition "Body Performance" presents works by Vanessa Beecroft, Yang Fudong, Inez & Vinoodh, Jürgen Klauke, Robert Longo, Robert... more

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Raffael, Apostelgruppe (Studie zur Marienkrönung von Monteluce), Detail, Schwarzer Stift auf bräunlichem Papier, weiß gehöht, auf Papier – Raffael, Apostelgruppe (Studie zur Marienkrönung von Monteluce), Detail, Schwarzer Stift auf bräunlichem Papier, weiß gehöht, auf Papier © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Jörg P. Anders
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Jörg P. Anders

Raphael in Berlin: Masterpieces from the Kupferstichkabinett

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are dedicating two special exhibitions to this central artist of the Italian Renaissance. more

Grafisches Atelier Stankowski + Duschek: Markenzeichen der 1970er- bis 2000er-Jahre, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek – Grafisches Atelier Stankowski + Duschek: Markenzeichen der 1970er- bis 2000er-Jahre, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek © Meike Gatermann und Stankowski-Stiftung / Zusammenstellung: Gerwin Schmidt, 2019
© Meike Gatermann und Stankowski-Stiftung / Zusammenstellung: Gerwin Schmidt, 2019

Trade:Mark

Logos, signage, corporate identity: The components that are now part and parcel of every company’s image were still in their infancy in the mid-20th century. more

Christo & Jeanne-Claude in front of Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1995 – Christo & Jeanne-Claude in front of Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1995 © Wolfgang Volz
© Wolfgang Volz

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Projects 1963–2020

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are among the most popular artist couples of our time. More than almost any other artistic working and living community, they succeeded in breaking through the boundaries of the... more

Die Liebermann-Villa während der Bauarbeiten, 2005 – Die Liebermann-Villa während der Bauarbeiten, 2005 © Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft Berlin, Foto: H. von Reiche
© Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft Berlin, Foto: H. von Reiche

Max Liebermann Society 25

Today, the Liebermann Villa on Wannsee presents itself as a total work of art combining architecture, nature and art. But this was not always the case. Many years of external use had left clear traces... more

Hans Baluschek, Arme Liebe, 1925, Mischtechnik auf Karton – Hans Baluschek, Arme Liebe, 1925, Mischtechnik auf Karton, Bröhan-Museum, Berlin. Foto: Martin Adam, Berlin
Bröhan-Museum, Berlin. Foto: Martin Adam, Berlin

"Not enough perfume, too many puddles"

Hans Baluschek was a sharp observer, brilliant artist, and engaged chronicler of his period. Already early on, the painter, graphic artist, and illustrator confronted his audience with unusually realistic... more

„Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us“, Ausstellungsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fürGegenwart – Berlin, 2020 / Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, London, Tokyo / Gagosian /Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien – „Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us“, Ausstellungsansicht 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 / Foto: Jens Ziehe

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse’s paintings can appear anywhere. Her large-scale works are multidimensional visual spaces in which walls, ceilings, objects and entire buildings and landscapes are covered with bright... more

Man of Aran (Die Männer von Aran) Großbritannien 1934, Regie Robert J. Flaherty Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek - Grafikarchiv
Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

Burn Marks

Numerous international film posters from the first 40 years of film history were found in a salt mine in Grasleben, Germany in 1986, where part of the National Socialists’ Reichsfilmarchiv (Film Archive... more

Wolfgang Schulz: Michael, 1980
© Wolfgang Schulz

FOTOGRAFIE

On 16 July 2020, Berlin’s Museum für Fotografie (Museum for Photography) opened the special exhibition Fotographie: Wolfgang Schulz and the Photography Scene around 1980. The German magazine of international... more

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Quelle: Reservix-System

Body Worlds (Körperwelten)

The first Body Worlds museum presents more than 200 unique plastinates that show the function of individual organs as well as common diseases. more

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Michael Schmidt, o.T. aus Waffenruhe / Ceasefire, Detail, 1985-87, Bromsilbergelatineprint
© Stiftung für Fotografie und Medienkunst mit Archiv Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt – Retrospective

Michael Schmidt (1945–2014) occupies a unique position in contemporary German photography. Born in Berlin and with no formal training in photography, he discovered the medium as a form of artistic expression... more

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Vivian Suter, Atelieransicht, Panajachel, Guatemala, 2018. Courtesy of the artist und Gladstone Gallery, New York und Brüssel. Foto: David Regen. – Vivian Suter, Atelieransicht, Panajachel, Guatemala, 2018. Courtesy of the artist und Gladstone Gallery, New York und Brüssel. Foto: David Regen.
Courtesy of the artist und Gladstone Gallery, New York und Brüssel. Foto: David Regen.

Vivian Suter. Bonzo's Dream

The exhibition by the Argentinan-Swiss artist Vivian Suter (born 1949 in Buenos Aires, lives and works in Panajachel, Guatemala) marks the first time that the Brücke-Museum’s collection will enter into... more

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