Art School Trip To Berlin
With a history at the avant-garde of contemporary art, Berlin inspires students through its exciting collections.
Warhol and Beuys at Hamburger Bahnhof
Cubism at the New National Gallery
Wall art at East Side Gallery
Form meets function at The Bauhaus Archive
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(Currently closed for renovation – scheduled to re-open 2020). This famous ‘temple of light and glass’ was opened in 1968. It houses a collection of 20th century European painting and sculpture, including works by Munch, Kirchner, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix, Kokoschka, and many others. ©️Neue Nationalgalerie – CC BY-SA 2.0 de – via Wikimedia Commons.
Germany’s dynamic history is placed in a European context in the exhibition German History in Pictures and Documents, set in Berlin’s baroque Zeughaus, or former Arsenal. Temporary special exhibitions are housed in the modern exhibition hall, designed by IM Pei. This spacious new building has a glass and steel foyer, with a striking helical staircase. ©️Thomas Bruns
The archive demonstrates how artists and designers created art in a variety of media to be functional and produced on a mass scale.
The Bauhaus Archive is currently being renovated and re-built and will re-open in 2022. The archive is currently housed in a temporary space located at Haus Hardenberg Knesebeckstr. 1-2, 10623 Berlin.
Explore Berlin’s rich culture and history on foot by taking a walking tour. The must see sights are the Brandenburg Gate (a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch), the Reichstag, Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe and Unter den Linden – the most well-known and grandest street in Berlin.
This 368 metre tower dominates the city skyline and is the tallest building in Germany. The Tower was built in the 1960’s by the East German Government not least to demonstrate the strength and efficiency of the socialist party system. The observation deck at 203 metres includes Berlin’s highest bar and there is a revolving restaurant at a height of 207 metres.
East Berliners breached the Wall on 9 November 1989, and between February and June of 1990, 118 artists created unique works of art on its longest-remaining section. This open-air gallery serves as a memorial for freedom. One of the best-known works, by Russian artist Dmitri Vrubel, depicts Brezhnev and Honnecker (the former East German leader) kissing.
This former railway station serves as the Museum für Gegenwart(Museum for the Present), part of the Berlin National Gallery. It was set up after entrepreneur Erich Marx offered his private art collection to the city. The focus is on contemporary art of the 20th Century including works by Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Roy Lichtenstein and Joseph Beuys.
See one of the world’s leading collections of European art from the 13th to18th centuries including masterpieces from Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Giotto, Fra Angelico Raphael, Titian, Bruegel Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. The Museum houses 72 main galleries covering the History of Western Art. The Rembrandt Gallery has one of the largest collections by the artist in the world.
The gallery itself, which is located on Museum Island, is an impressive artistic structure and is shaped like a Roman temple. Inside exhibition pieces range from Romanticism to Impressionism and include one of the largest collections of 19th century sculptures and paintings anywhere in Germany.
The Berggruen Museum forms an ideal and natural complement to the collection of modern art held at the Neue Nationalgalerie, most particularly with its singular works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and Alberto Giacometti. The museum owes its existence to a private individual’s passion for collecting art.
© Lienhard Schulz
Berlin’s Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture contains works from 1870 to the present day presented in a renovated industrial hall. Exhibits include fine art, graphics, sculpture, photography, architecture and artist’s archives. Its outstanding collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the Eastern European avant-garde. Image © Jean-Pierre Dalbéra.
The Bröhan-Museum is the State museum for Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism (1889-1939). Located in the Charlottenberg Palace complex exhibits include glass, ceramics, porcelain, silver and metal work together with furniture, carpets, lighting prints and painting. The Museum features French and Belgian works as well as German and Scandinavian Art Nouveau and French Art Deco.
Take a guided tour with an expert to discover Berlin’s hidden and not so hidden street art gems. Artists from all over the world have come to Berlin to leave their mark starting in the 1960’s with the iconic graffiti art on the Berlin Wall. Travel by foot and on the underground (transport tickets not included) to different neighbourhoods experience the best of Berlin’s ever changing street art scene.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- See a wide range of art in some of the most important art museums in the world
- Learn about the country that has provided the context for inspirational artwork
- Find inspiration for their own work
- Explore and evaluate how issues such as presentation were addressed in some famous works
Students will have had an opportunity to:• view a wide range of inspiring presentations and media
- View a wide range of inspiring presentations and media
- Develop an understanding of the inspirations and techniques behind the work and assess the critical reactions of the time
- Encounter a range of influences to inform their own work