The Berlin New National Gallery is housed in a building designed by one of the founding fathers of modern architecture, Mies van der Rohe, whose name is mentioned with those of Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. It was built in 1965 following the architect's return from the USA where he had been living since the late 1930s. It is sometimes poetically described as a temple of glass and light and is home to an outstanding collection of European art, starting with the early examples of modern art and including works by the likes of Munch, Klee. Picasso, Kokoschka, Richter, Polke and others. The museum was created in the Cold War era as an answer to East Berlin's Nationalgalerie. The gallery also holds several themed exhibitions every year, during which time the permanent collection is usually not on view.
50 Potsdamer Str.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am - 6 pm
Thursdays 10 am - 10 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11 am - 6 pm
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