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Gropius Bau

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Originally built in 1881 as an arts and crafts museum, the Gropius Bau is now dedicated to cultural history, contemporary art and photography.

The architects Martin Gropius and Heino Schmieden designed the building in the formal language of the Renaissance as an arts and crafts museum. Today, the Gropius Bau is one of the top locations for high-profile art exhibitions in Berlin.

Modern and Contemporary Art in a Historical Setting

Since 2001, the museum has been operated by the Berliner Festspiele. A carefully selected mix of local and international photography, installation art, archaeology, and modern and contemporary art, especially in conjunction with its magnificent architecture, has since earned the Gropius Bau a reputation as one of Germany's finest exhibition buildings.

Current Exhibitions

Pallavi Paul: How Love Moves

The Gropius Bau presents the first major solo exhibition of the Berlin and New Delhi-based artist and film scholar Pallavi Paul. more

Nancy Holt: Circles of Light

Over the course of five decades, Nancy Holt explored how we perceive our environment and how we attempt to understand our place on the surface of this planet. From March 2024, the Gropius Bau presents Circles of Light, the artist’s most comprehensive... more

Andrea Geyer

Andrea Geyer’s Manifest (Banners / Gropius Bau / Berlin) centres the voices of visitors within a museum context and actively asks what museum and exhibition spaces can offer as civic sites in the current social and political landscape of Berlin. Installed... more

Thaipark Cooking Session after Rirkrit Tiravanija

There have been many stories circulating about Rirkrit Tiravanija’s cooking sessions since the artist first exhibited a curry simmering on hot plates on plinths in 1989 and served Pad Thai at his exhibition opening the following year. However, Tiravanija... more

The Studio as a Portal

“To breathe is to remember our individual and shared pasts and to renew our pact with the future.” — Pallavi Paul To mark the end of Pallavi Paul’s one-year residency at the Gropius Bau, the artist engages in a conversation with Carolin Köchling – former... more

Information, Address and Opening Hours

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Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin
Opening Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm, Tuesday: closed
+49 (0)30 254 860
Barrier-free, step-free access to all three exhibition floors. Handicapped accessible elevators and WCs and announcement in the elevators.
Admission Fee
€9 reduced fee €6

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Last edited: 29 December 2023