Neue Nationalgalerie

Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
Neue Nationalgalerie
Potsdamer Straße 50
10785 Berlin

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Josephine Baker - Icon in Motion - Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

Josephine Baker – Icon in Motion

“Josephine Baker (1906–75) is an icon and a media phenomenon: in films, audio recordings, and photographical material, her presence as a dancer, singer…“
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After nearly fifty years of use, the Neue Nationalgalerie was extensively refurbished and modernised from 2015 until 2020. The Neue Nationalgalerie (1965-1968) is the last major project completed by the internationally famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. His long-term preoccupation with creating fluid, open spaces culminated in the design of the glazed upper pavilion of the gallery. The architect died shortly after the building’s inauguration. With its steel roof and gracefully austere architectural language, the Neue Nationalgalerie not only stands as an icon of modernism, but as testament to a visionary architect of the twentieth century. When it was built, the museum stood on the edge of what was then West Berlin. It was constructed as one of the vital cornerstones of the Kulturforum, which planned by another great architect of the post-war period, Hans Scharoun. Thanks to the reunification of Germany and of Berlin, and the ensuing construction activity at Potsdamer Platz, the Neue Nationalgalerie no longer stands in an abandoned wasteland but in the busy heart of the city. …”