Designed by Bauhaus co founder Mies van der Rohe, this building is a landmark of modern architecture, and it also contains important testimonies of 20th century painting and sculpting.
The museum’s focus is on artworks by Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Henri Laurent, as well by the German artists Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Lionel Feininger, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, alongside famous surrealists such as Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. Another definite highlight is American painting from the 1960s by Franck Stella and Ellsworth Kelly.
As a modern version of an antique podium temple, the building adheres to the style of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and possesses the largest cantilever steel plate of the world. The main hall is bordered by glass walls so that the heavy roof truly seems to hover – a bold architectural construction which is in need of some renovation now.
Regretfully, the Museum will be closed for renovation for four years starting from the end of 2014 onwards.
For more impressions, visit: www.neue-nationalgalerie.de
Art of the 20th Century
Kulturforum Potsdamer Strasse 50
Open from Tue.to Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open on Thu. until 10 p.m.
Open on Sat.and Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Information: Phone: +49-30-26-62951
Foto: Von K.lee – Eigenes Werk: Photo taken by the uploader (me) on Kodak ISO 800 film, scanned with some quick-and-dirty digital retouching to remove specks., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=197013