National Gallery, Berlin
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.
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:
*Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
*Giorgio De Chirico
At the New National Gallery in Berlin, exhibitions are constantly changing. Some exhibitions include:
*"Intolerance" by Willem de Rooij
*Art from 1900-1945