Berlinische Galerie

Berlinische Galerie

The Berlinische Galerie or Berlin Gallery, is a modern art museum, of photography and architecture located in Berlin, Germany.

The History Of Berlinische Galerie Berlin

It is situated at Kreuzberg, on Alte Jakobstraße, just close to the Jewish Museum. It was founded in the year 1975 as a society that was dedicated to exhibiting artworks from Berlin. Upon its launch, it operated in a Charlottenburg office. This continued through its first few years of operation.

It's art exhibitions were displayed in the New National Gallery and the Akademie der Künste just to mention a few. As at 1978, the Galerie moved to a former Landwehr officers mess (currently the Museum of Photography) at Jebensstraße, close to the Zoo Station. In the year 1986, it was transferred again, to the Martin-Gropius-Bau. By 1994 the art collection came to be known as a public-law foundation.

The Berlin Gallery is currently among the youngest museums in the city. It collects vintage artworks created in the city from the year 1870 to the present era with a local focus and an international appeal. In 1998 it had to move away from the Martin-Gropius-Bau because of a reconstruction project.

After more six years without having a permanent home, the Berlinische Galerie opened in a new location, in the former industrial premises, Kreuzberg, in the year 2004. This building which was constructed in 1965, was originally a glass warehouse. It took the Galerie about one year to complete the renovation. After some hiccups as time went by, the museum reopened once more in 2015 after a €6 million refurbishment that involved updating its security and technical equipment

Art Collections

Visual art is on display there whether as a painting, graphics, multimedia, sculpture, photography, architecture and artist archives. It is the basis for the making of interesting dialogues from many interdisciplinary perspectives. The Berlin Gallery's most outstanding collections include the Dada Berlin, Eastern European Avant-garde and New Objectivity. The other art collections of note in the museum are that of the divided Berlin and reunited metropolis.

Berlinische Galerie of Berlin

The museum's collection of visual art include New Objectivity and Expressionism (George Grosz, Otto Dix, and Hannah Höch), the Berlin Secession (Lovis Corinth and Max Liebermann), with Wolf Vostell, Georg Baselitz, and the Junge Wilde. The Gallery also owns a sizable graphic art collection (of around 15,000 artworks) with architectural models, photographs and on some occasions hosts contemporary installations.

The current art collections on display especially upstairs at the Berlin Gallery focuses on the distinctive art movements starting from the year 1945 to the present day. The special art exhibitions downstairs cuts across everything from contemporary art to classical modernism in Berlin. With these special exhibitions ranging from contemporary art to Classic Modern up in Berlin, the museum is arguably one of the most reputable centers when it comes to the modern art scene. The exhibition comprises a broad range of themes, as well as artistic styles and genres.

There is also an auditorium in the complex, as well as a study room, a library, an archive, and a school of art for both adults and children. The most ancient works of art owned by the Gallery date as far back as the 1800's.

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Alte Jakobstrasse 124-128  
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg - 10969- Berlin, Germany
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