Kulturforum Berlin

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 11:00 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Berlin, Museums, Exhibitions
Reading Time:  3 minutes

Gemäldegalerie © Membeth

Gemäldegalerie © Membeth

The Kulturforum is a collection of cultural buildings in Berlin. It was built up in the 1950s and 1960s at the edge of West Berlin, after most of the once unified city’s cultural assets had been lost behind the Berlin Wall. The Kulturforum is characterized by its innovative modernist architecture; several buildings are distinguished by the organic designs of Hans Scharoun, and the Neue Nationalgalerie was designed by Mies van der Rohe. Today, the Kulturforum lies immediately to the west of the redeveloped commercial node of Potsdamer Platz.

After World War II, the public art collections were divided by the Berlin Wall, with particularly the Old Master paintings split between the Bode Museum in what became the east, and a temporary exhibition space in Dahlem, a western suburban district of Berlin. Public opinion at the time of reunification strongly favored a return of the Old Masters to their historical home at the Bode Museum. Yet Wolf-Dieter Dube, the then director-general of the Berlin State Museums, pushed through his plans to move the collection to the Kulturforum, a modernist complex as answer to Museum Island. The Neue Nationalgalerie became the centerpiece of the new complex, completed in 1998 when the long-planned $140 million Gemäldegalerie was opened nearby to house paintings of the 13th to 18th centuries.

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung © Coenen/cc-by-sa-3.0 Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin © Da flow/cc-by-sa-3.0 St. Matthäuskirche © panoramio.com - Immanuel Giel/cc-by-3.0 Relief Potsdamer Straße und Kulturforum © OTFW/cc-by-sa-3.0 Philharmonie und Kammermusiksaal © Raimond Spekking/cc-by-sa-3.0 Neue Nationalgalerie © Manfred Brückels/cc-by-sa-3.0 Musikinstrumentenmuseum © Andreas Praefcke/cc-by-3.0 Kupferstichkabinett © Manfred Brückels/cc-by-sa-3.0 Kunstgewerbemuseum © Marsupium Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut © panoramio.com - Immanuel Giel/cc-by-3.0 Gemäldegalerie © Membeth
<
>
Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut © panoramio.com - Immanuel Giel/cc-by-3.0
Among the cultural institutions housed in and around the Kulturforum are:

Read more on Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Kulturforum, VisitBerlin.de – Kulturforum and Wikipedia Kulturforum (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

The Moscow Manege

The Moscow Manege

[caption id="attachment_27626" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Philipp Hienstorfer/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Moscow Manege is a large oblong building which gives its name to the vast Manege Square, which was cleared in the 1930s and lies adjacent to the more famous Red Square. A manège is an indoor riding academy. Designed by Spanish engineer Agustín de Betancourt y Molina with a unique roof without internal support for 45 m (the building's width), it was erected from 1817 to 1825 by the Russian archi...

[ read more ]

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida

[caption id="attachment_209439" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 2019 © Dmoore5556/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, also known as "The Guitar Hotel", is a casino resort near Hollywood, Florida, United States, located on 100 acres (40 ha) of the Hollywood Reservation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The property currently has one hotel tower, a 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m²) casino, large poker room, a 4 acres (1.6 ha) lagoon-style pool facility with a center bar and many private cabanas, re...

[ read more ]

San Fernando Valley in California

San Fernando Valley in California

[caption id="attachment_219168" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mission San Fernando Rey de España © Geographer/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The San Fernando Valley, known locally as The Valley, is an urbanized valley in Los Angeles County, California. Located just north of the Los Angeles Basin, the valley incorporates part of the City of Los Angeles, as well as the incorporated cities of Burbank and San Fernando. The valley is well known for its iconic film studios such as Warner Bros. Studio and Walt Disney Studios....

[ read more ]

Theme Week Castile-La Mancha - Guadalajara

Theme Week Castile-La Mancha - Guadalajara

[caption id="attachment_153325" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Calle Mayor © Pavlemadrid/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Guadalajara is a city and municipality in the natural region of La Alcarria. It is the capital of the province of Guadalajara. It is located roughly 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of Madrid on the Henares River, and has a population of 85,000. The town of Guadalajara was founded by the Andalusians in the 8th century. They named it Wadi-al-Hejara, meaning "Valley of Stones"; in theory the ...

[ read more ]

The Pioneering Spirit

The Pioneering Spirit

[caption id="attachment_219342" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - kees tom/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pioneering Spirit (formerly Pieter Schelte) is a catamaran crane vessel owned by the Switzerland-based Allseas Group designed for the single-lift installation and removal of large oil and gas platforms and the installation of record-weight pipelines. The 382-metre-long (1,253 ft), 124-metre-wide (407 ft) vessel is the world's largest vessel by gross tonnage and was built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbu...

[ read more ]

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on the island of Anglesey

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on the island of Anglesey

[caption id="attachment_151359" align="aligncenter" width="590"] St Mary's Church © Necrothesp/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Llanfairpwllgwyngyll is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. It is alternatively known as Llanfairpwll, Llanfair PG, or Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. The community has a population of 3,100. The name means: Parish [church] ...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Monaco - Monte Carlo

Theme Week Monaco - Monte Carlo

[caption id="attachment_164118" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Monte Carlo and Port Hercule © Martinp1/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Monte Carlo officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Informally the name also refers to a larger district, the Monte Carlo Quarter (corresponding to the former municipality of Monte Carlo), which besides Monte Carlo also includes the wards of La Rousse/Saint Roman, Larvotto/B...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Apulia - Brindisi

Theme Week Apulia - Brindisi

[caption id="attachment_203918" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kitesurfing at Torre Canne © Giorgio Galeotti/cc-by-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Historically, the city has played an important role in trade and culture, due to its strategic position on the Italian Peninsula and its natural port on the Adriatic Sea. The city remains a major port for trade with Greece and the Middle East. Its i...

[ read more ]

Bethlehem in Pennsylvania

Bethlehem in Pennsylvania

[caption id="attachment_185709" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Main Street © Tim Kiser/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of Pennsylvania. The city had a total population of 75,000, making it the seventh largest city in Pennsylvania. Of this, 55,639 were in Northampton County, and 19,343 were in Lehigh County. Bethlehem lies in the center of the Lehigh Valley, a region of 731 square miles (1,893 km²) that is home to ...

[ read more ]

Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

[caption id="attachment_160868" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall Square with fountain The Kissing Students © Alinozka/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, following Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn, Tartu is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. Tartu has been an intellectual centre of both Estonia and Baltic countries for several c...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
© XenonX3
German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven

The German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM)) is a museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. It is part of the Gottfried Wilhelm...

Deutsches Museum in München - Fünfmast-Vollschiff Preußen Modell © Mattes
The Preussen

Preußen (usually Preussen in English) was a German steel-hulled five-masted ship-rigged windjammer built in 1902 for the F. Laeisz shipping...

Architect's rendering © Diller Scofidio + Renfro/cc-by-sa-3.0
The Shed in Manhattan

The Shed (formerly known as Culture Shed and Hudson Yards Cultural Shed) is a cultural center in Hudson Yards, Manhattan,...

Schließen