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Berlinische Galerie

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Address: Alte Jakobstr. 124-128, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 78902600
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital...

The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day - with both a local and international focus. Founded in 1975, the State Museum reopened in its own building close to the Jewish Museum in 2004, moving into a spacious industrial hall that has been rebuilt to provide 4,600 square metres of exhibition space. Fine art - painting, graphics, sculpture, multimedia - photography, architecture and artists' archives provide a rich source, whose interdisciplinary relationships create exciting dialogues. Its outstanding collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the Eastern European avant-garde. The art of he divided and reunified city of Berlin provides another focus.

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The Berlinische Galerie looks modest on the outside. It reveals its beauty on the inside: the architecture is stunning. It is a breathtaking place to be. We enjoyed the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Berlinische Galerie looks modest on the outside. It reveals its beauty on the inside: the architecture is stunning. It is a breathtaking place to be. We enjoyed the exhibitions and the permanent collection of Berlin Art very much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A most enjoyable visit, I learnt a lot about the modern art of Berlin and would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Much of the ground floor provides a DADA collection, including many collage works by one of my favorite artists, Hannah Hoch. Currently, there is a curious exhibit of The Art Show, 1963-1977, featuring hybrid-human sculptures created by body molds, with electrical and mechanical embellishments. Fun. The 2nd floor provides a fairly solid introduction to the development of modern art in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We enjoyed the permanent collection a lot more that the temporary exhibition (Dada and Africa). It focuses on 20th century Berlin art, and includes some wonderful works.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Inspired by the title we discovered an excellent museum with an infomative exhibition. e Dada-Artists inspired by african culture. Informative and good catalogue

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

top marks for an informative and illuminating walk through the main movements of the Berlin modern art across the 20th century.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

With the many museums in Berlin, it could be difficult to choose which one to see. As we went to visit the Jewish Museum, we might as well take a look at this museum while we are nearby. The Berlinische Galerie is housed in a white low building, with an interesting sculpture in front. Its collection consists of art from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Very different and interesting gallery showing some very unusual and thought provoking art through this extraordinary century for Berlin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The newest addition to the museums of Berlin, the new building of the Berlinische Galerie for contemporary art is located a 1956 glass warehouse, refurbished to designs of the architect Jörg Fricke. Kept reasonably simple, the main architectural feature is a double staircase that crosses diagonally across the main hall. Otherwise the building is designed simply and as flexibly as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Berlinische Galerie is a contemporary art museum located in an anonymous building in Kreuzberg. However, one should not judge a book by its cover. The regular exhibition show the development of German modern art from the classic romantic period of the 1870s to present time. Examples of art from different periods are shown chronilogically alongside a short text explaining the... More 

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