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The Berlinische Galerie. Photo: Noshe.
The Berlinische Galerie. Photo: Noshe.

Berlinische Galerie Reopens Following Temporary Shutdown due to Structural Problems

The Berlinische Galerie, the city museum dedicated to modern art, photography, and architecture, has reopened. The institution was forced to close its doors to the public in late April, when it discovered structural problems while planning to refurbish the building’s roof.

The museum was supposed to reopen on May 15 but had to push the date back so that it could complete the necessary inspections. Following a meeting on Wednesday with the institution’s real estate management corporation BIM, which is in charge of several state-owned buildings, it received the green light to continue operations.

Originally founded as a private association in 1975, the museum opened at its current location in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin in 2004. The institution focuses on collecting art from 1870 until today. Among the exhibitions on view are “Lotte Laserstein: Face to Face” and “André Kirchner: The City’s Edge.”