Tuesday November 10th, 2015

Autumn and Art

We have to admit, that the summer has finally moved on and every season has an end – but Art never stands still, especially not in Berlin.

There are so many cultural events, exhibitions, openings and art happenings going on, that we can give you only a selection of notable previews.


Berlin has about 400 galleries and 5,500 visual artists, there are also 200 museums and exhibition halls partly privately funded. The art scene has mainly settled in the centre (Mitte).

The number of museums and galleries increases the attractiveness of the city – not just for tourists.

It’s a great time of the year to stroll through Berlin’s city and spend the colder days checking out Galleries.

Here are our top ten hints to see, not just for art lovers:

  1. C/O Berlin

C/O Berlin is an exhibition centre for photography, presenting the work of renowned artists, organizes events, promotes talented young artists, and accompanies children on voyages of discovery through our visual culture.

One of the most important photo galleries of the world now opened up again for cultural encounters and creative ideas at the Amerika Haus.

Opening Hours

Exhibition space  Daily 11 am – 8 pm

Café . Daily 10 am – 8 pm

C/O Berlin im Amerika-Haus, Hardenbergstraße 22–24

Website: http://goo.gl/PFMkMU

  1. Akademie der Künste

Akademie der Künste in Berlin is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Europe.

It represents an international community of artists and currently has some 400 members in its six sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts).

One topical focus is on dealing with cultural, political and social relevant themes concerning art.

Opening Hours

Mo –  Sun 10 – 10 pm

Exhibition: Di – So, 11 – 7pm

AdK at Pariser Platz 4

Website:  http://goo.gl/hOQIPP

  1. Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art

The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day – with both a local and international focus.

Opening Hours:

Wed – Mon 10 am – 6 pm

Alte Jakobstr. 124 – 128

Website:  http://goo.gl/vzrGr2

  1. Martin Gropius Bau

The Martin-Gropius-Bau is Berlin’s main exhibition hall and is one of the world’s leading exhibition venues. Home to some of the best international traveling exhibitions of art and photography, the Martin Gropius building itself is a visual treasure. Named after the man who built it, the great uncle of the famous Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius.

Opening Hours

Wed – Mon  10 – 7 pm

Tue    closed

Niederkirchner Straße 7

Website: http://goo.gl/7QHbSh

  1. Hamburger Bahnhof

The Hamburger Bahnhof is a station from the 19th century which has been gloriously preserved and converted into the Museum für Gegenwart. The museum is one of the three venues of the state museum for the exhibition of modern art, here the focus is on contemporary work.

Opening Hours

Tue–Fri 10 – 6 pm

Thu 10 – 8 pm

Sat–Sun 11 – 6 pm

Invalidenstraße 50-51

Website: http://goo.gl/60dXbx

  1. Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of the Cultures of the World)

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourse. It presents artistic productions from around the world, with a focus on non-European cultures and societies.

The building was given as an American gift to former West Berlin – known as Kongresshalle (Congress Hall).

Opening Hours

Daily 10– 7 pm

Exhibitions: Wed – Mon 11–7 pm

John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Website: http://goo.gl/n6QUpF

  1. Schinkel Pavillon

The Schinkel Pavillon is a non-profit exhibition space for contemporary sculpture. Since 2008 artists such as Isa Genzken, Mike Kelley, Oscar Tuazon or Cyprien Gaillard are invited to realize projects for the remarkable glass pavilion built in 1969 by Richard Paulick.

Opening Hours

Thur – Sun 12-6 pm

Oberwallstraße 1

Website: http://goo.gl/s7oYsn

  1. Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle

Deutsche Bank’s commitment to contemporary art has been an essential aspect of their corporate culture. The KunstHalle defines itself as a place of discovery – an institution that is as alive and in flux as the German capital itself. Also the KunstHalle provides a forum for young talents on Berlin’s international art scene, presenting them for the first time to a broad public.

Opening Hours

Mon–Sun 10 – 8pm

Unter den Linden 13/15

Website: http://goo.gl/zMfH5A

  1. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

The Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) is a site of contemporary art and discourse production. It was founded in 1969 with the goal of presenting contemporary fine art to a broader public.

Openings Hours

Tue–Sun 12.00 – 6pm

Thu 12.00–8 pm

Chausseestrasse 128 / 129

Website: http://goo.gl/O8n0en

  1. Urban Spree

The Urban Spree Galerie is a 400 sqm independent contemporary art space.

Set in a vast postindustrial compound in the heart of Berlin, the gallery promotes a grassroots artistic approach, working closely with street & graffiti artists, urban photographers and contemporary artists. The gallery curates independent art shows on a monthly basis.

Opening Hours

Tue – Sun 1 pm – 7pm

Sat 1pm – 10 pm

Revaler Strasse 99