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Berlinische Galerie

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Address: Alte Jakobstr. 124-128, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 78902600
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Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Small but good collection

The Berlinische Gallerie is a collection of contemporary art related to Berlin. The standing exhibition offers a concise picture of art in Berlin since the 1880s. This is very... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Berlinische Gallerie is a collection of contemporary art related to Berlin. The standing exhibition offers a concise picture of art in Berlin since the 1880s. This is very well presented and explained. Very clear structure. Temporary exhibitions (there were two at the time of our visit) are of Berlin artists. However, the museum is relatively small and there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Berlinische Galerie (€8 per adult) is a very good modern and contemporary art museum in Berlin. It is located on Alte jakobstrasse and is open from 10am to 6pm (W-M) but closed on Tuesdays. Here you will find two floors with permanent and temporary exhibitions including a range of traditional paintings, intriguing art installations, films and photography. The building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery was absolutely worth the visit. My friend and I were so fascinated by the art of Cornelia Schleime and her thoughts on the division of Germany. The other artist did a great job as well but I think Schleimes art is something that we will keep in mind for a long time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As much as the space of the gallery is small, I love the art work, mixing contemporary art with modern art. But make sure you come with enough time to appreciate everything. They start to close the gallery 10 minutes before the real time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This gallery was really great, my favourite part was a piece called 'the art show' - really excellent work throughout with lots of interesting concepts and loads of historical works upstairs. highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

As we were in Berlin for new year's eve, we couldn't miss the opportunity of visiting the Cornelia Schleime's exhibition, but we have also been delighted by Andreas Greiner's massive "chicken" :-D. Anyway, the permanent collection is worth a deviation, including interesting pieces from a broad spectrum of styles like the beautiful "Liegender Akt" of Lesser Ury or Emilio Vedova’s... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Left the exhibition feeling inspired, the work on display was of a very high standard whether traditional, modern or contemporary. The artwork seemed to capture aspects of Berlin's history in a number of different ways and all shared a tactile visceral painting quality. I would recommend this place to anyone with an interest in art and would go as far... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My wife and I were completely entranced by this museum. We particularly enjoyed the Cornelia Schleime exhibition. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I returned to this place for the recent Cornelia Schleime show - but it also houses some of my favorite pieces in its permanent collection of German art from early 20th century. Its small, almost always an hour or two is sufficient to look at everything in depth, and its a very open and peaceful exhibit space. I really enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A thorough exhibition, exploring dialogue with the other - we are all the other when we travel. We look to the kindness of strangers. It is to be found in Berlin.

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