National Gallery, Berlin

National Gallery Berlin
Located in Berlin, the New National Gallery houses international art created during the 20th century. Visitors step through the doorways into the beautiful museum which is, itself, a prime example of modern architecture, created by Mies van der Rohe. Here, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of modern art and frequent visitors can explore the museum's special exhibitions. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

History

The National Gallery was originally built much earlier than 1968. In 1919, the gallery opened and began collecting and showing art. However, during World War II, the Nazis began a "clean up" process, where they removed, confiscated or destroyed all degenerate art. Over 400 works of art were lost. During the war, the museum became separate and the eastern and western portions of the museum, separated by the Berlin Wall, went in separate directions. After the Wall fell, the western portion of the National Gallery was again available to the public at large.

Meanwhile, the National Gallery is still expanding, finding ways to make room to display a wide variety of artwork representative of the 20th century.

Permanent Displays

There are some works of art o­n permanent display at the National Museum. These include works by several of the most famous painters and sculpture artists of the 20th century. Visitors may want to see artists who's work embodies several styles popular throughout the century, including work by:

*Otto Dix
*Salvador Dalí
*Gerhard Richter
*Wolfgang Mattheuer
*Paul Klee
*Max Ernst
*Pablo Picasso
*Bernhard Heisig
*George Grosz
*George Rickey
*Lyonel Feininger
*Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
*Alexander Calder
*Emil Nolde
*Giorgio De Chirico

Exhibitions

At the New National Gallery in Berlin, exhibitions are constantly changing. Some exhibitions include:

*"Intolerance" by Willem de Rooij
*Art from 1900-1945
*Rudolf Stingel