Exhibitions in Berlin

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Exhibitions in Berlin

An overview of the best current museum, art and photography exhibitions in Berlin's top museums, galleries and event venues.
Berlin Mai 1945 – Valery Faminsky
Berlin Mai 1945 – Valery Faminsky

Current and upcoming Top-Exhibitions

Berlin Global
© Alexander Schippel

Berlin Global

16 January to 31 August 2021

Interactive city stories at a historical location: The exhibition "Berlin Global" in the Berlin Humboldt Forum illustrates the mutual influences of Berlin and the world. more

Berlin Mai 1945 – Valery Faminsky
© Valery Faminsky / Privatsammlung Arthur Bondar

Berlin May 1945 - Valery Faminsky

01 May until 31 May 2021

In a virtual exhibition, the Galerie Buchkunst is showing photographs by the Soviet front photographer Valery Faminsky of the last days of the war and the beginning of peace in the city. more

Dalí Berlin
© Dalí Berlin Ausstellungsbetriebs-GmbH

Dalí - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz

Offers with more than 450 exhibits the most comprehensive insight into Dalí’s mastery of almost all artistic techniques right in the pulsating heart of Berlin. more

Report from Exile – Fotografien von Fred Stein
© DHM/David von Becker

Report from Exile – Photographs by Fred Stein

11 December until 20 June 2021

The exhibition "Report from Exile" by the German-American Jewish photographer traces the artist's career path with around 160 portraits as well as press and street photographs. more

Sun Rise - Sun Set (3)
© bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg / Roman März

Sun Rise - Sun Set

27 February to 25 July 2021

The exhibition "Sun Rise - Sun Set" in the Schinkel Pavillon is dedicated to climate change and brings together contemporary and modern artistic positions that form living organisms. more

Yayoi Kusama (1)
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Yayoi Kusama

23 April until 1 August 2021

Yayoi Kusama is the superstar of contemporary art in Japan. In 2021, the Gropius Bau dedicates the first comprehensive retrospective in Germany to the artist. more

Schau mich an! Frauenporträts der 1920er Jahre (2)
© Rechtsnachfolger*in unbekannt

Look at Me! Women’s Portraits from the 1920s

07 April to 05 July 2021

The photo exhibition "Look at me!" of the Berlinische Galerie presents the diverse practice of portrait photography in Berlin in the 1920s with 24 works. more

Pae White (1)
© Jens Ziehe

Pae White: v2

01 May - 19 June 2021

From the iridescence of abalones to the sheaths of falling rain: Galerie Neugerriemschneider shows Pae White's homage to nature. more

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
© Sunil Gupta

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

16 October 2020 to 10 January 2021

The exhibition «Masculinities: Liberation through Photography» at Gropius Bau offers a photographic examination of the masculine in all its contradiction and complexity. more

Chaos & Aufbruch: Berlin 1920 - 2020 (2)
© Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin

Chaos & Renewal: Berlin 1920 - 2020

26 August 2020 to 30 May 2021

The central exhibition «Chaos & Renewal: Berlin 1920 - 2020» at the Märkisches Museum commemorates the creation of Greater Berlin 100 years ago. more

Studio Berlin (2)
© Rirkrit Tiravanija

Studio Berlin

From 09 September 2020

In the Berghain premises, including the Panorama Bar, Säule and Hall at Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin studios present their contemporary productions. more

Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject (2)
© Miron Zownir

Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject

September 18, 2020 to 30 May 2021

The photo exhibition "Berlin, 1945-2000: A Photographic Subject" shows over 200 works by artists who photographed Berlin between the postwar years and the end of the 20th century. more

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Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama

Permanent exhibition

In Yadegar Asisis' new Pergamon panorama, original parts of the Pergamon altar and a video installation can be seen. more

Jüdische Geschichte und Gegenwart in Deutschland (4)
© Yves Sucksdorff

Jewish Life in Germany: Past and Present

Permanent exhibition

The new permanent exhibition in the Libeskind Building of the Jewish Museum Berlin informs about the history of the Jews in Germany from the Middle Ages to the present on 3500 square meters. more

Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen
© Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen

Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition "Testimonies of political persecution 1945-1989" provides vivid impressions of the experiences of former political prisoners in the Stasi remand prison in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. more

Helmut Newton's Private Property
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Helmut Newton's Private Property

Permanent exhibition

The Helmut Newton Foundation in the Museum of Photography shows photographs and private objects of the photographer. more

Paul Gauguin: Why so angry?
© Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Paul Gauguin - Why are you angry?

20 June - 24 October 2021

Longing for exoticism and eroticism: "Why are you angry?" shows works by Gauguin that were created on the South Sea island of Tahiti and juxtaposes them with positions of contemporary artists. more

Iran. Kunst und Kultur aus fünf Jahrtausende
© The Sarikhani Collection, Foto: H.-D. Beyer

Iran. 5.000 Years of Art and Culture

30 October 2021 to 20 February 2022

The exhibits, many of which have never been shown before, illustrate the outstanding importance of Iran as a driving force for intercultural exchange and provide insights into the art of the courts and urban elites. more

Dark Matter - Lichtinstallationen (4)
© Whitevoid

Dark Matter

The multimedia light project «Dark Matter» presents expansive light installations in the premises of a former factory site in Lichtenberg. more

Pablo Picasso - Les Femmes d’Alger (2)
© Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Harry Bréjat

Pablo Picasso. Les Femmes d’Alger

07 May - 08 August 2021

The Berggruen Museum is showing a series of fifteen oil paintings by Picasso in response to the famous portrayal of Eugène Delacroix's «The Women of Algiers». more

Wiedereröffnung der Neuen Nationalgalerie: Alexander Calder
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Zentralarchiv / Reinhard Friedrich

Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximal

15 August 2021 until 13 February 2022

The Neue Nationalgalerie is celebrating its grand reopening with an exhibition by the US American sculptor Alexander Calder specially conceived for the glass hall. more

Alicja Kwade (1)
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Alicja Kwade: In Abwesenheit

18 September 2021 until April 2022

Alicja Kwade's installations in the exhibition «In Abwesenheit» («In Absence») transform constructions into models for the perception of time, space and matter. more

Surrealismus und Magie: Verzauberte Moderne
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity

October 02, 2021 to January 16, 2022

The Barberini exhibition "Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernism" deals with the Surrealists' interest in magic, myth and esotericism. more

Helmut Newton. One Hundred
© Helmut Newton Estate

Helmut Newton. Legacy

31 October 2021 until 22 May 2022

To mark the 100th birthday of the master photographer, the exhibition "Helmut Newton. Legacy" at the Museum of Photography focuses on Newton's fashion photography, including numerous previously unknown or forgotten motifs. more


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