2015 will be an exciting year for Berlin’s museums. Exceptional exhibitions will put the spotlight on the whole breadth of art history here in Germany’s capital.
Radically Modern – Planning and Building in 1960s Berlin
The Berlinische Galerie
is reopening its doors after several months of renovation with the architecture exhibition “Radically Modern – Planning and Building in 1960s Berlin
”. The exhibition is the first comprehensive side-by-side look at the architecture of East and West Berlin and how they followed different paths in the post-war years of division. The architecture and urban planning of the 1960s continue to shape Berlin’s cityscape to this day. This was the decade when significant urban planning decisions were taken, resulting in numerous remarkable structures whose existence is endangered. The exhibition will feature some 300 draft designs including development plans along the Stalinallee (now Karl-Marx-Allee), Alexanderplatz, Breitscheidplatz and the Märkisches Viertel.
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
The Botticelli Renaissance
Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the most important artists of the Renaissance. His paintings have been frequently reproduced and made available in new versions in different historical contexts. There is no denying his influence on contemporary artists. Botticelli, however, was largely forgotten after his death and was only rediscovered in the 19th century. More than 100 masterpieces of European art, including important loans from various collections around the world, will be shown in the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings)
to document how the original Botticelli paintings have evolved over centuries of reproduction. In addition to latter-day references to the artist, "The Botticelli Renaissance
" will also feature more than 20 masterpieces of the artist on public display for the first time.
25.09.2015 - 24.01.2016
Tue-Sun 10a.m.-6p.m., Thu 10a.m.-8p.m., Mon closed
Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings)
The Museum Pass
opens doors to over 50 major museums and less well-known gems on three consecutive days. Including Museum Island.
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