The Nationalgalerie at the Kulturforum

In future, the Nationalgalerie will be housed in two buildings on the Kulturforum. These are the "Mies building" and the newly built museum of twentieth-century art, which will function as a closely integrated unit.

The Neue Nationalgalerie, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, has been undergoing refurbishment since 2015. Until its closure for the time being, the "Mies building" exhibited the Nationalgalerie’s collection of twentieth-century art. The limited availability of display space inside it meant that, for a number of decades, only parts of the collection could be displayed, in rotation. Many of the works are therefore still in storage.

The addition of the museum of 20th century to the Kulturforum will allow all these works of twentieth-century art to be brought together at last and shown in broader contexts than previously. The new building and the Neue Nationalgalerie will form a museum complex that gives visitors a comprehensive view of art as it developed from around 1900 to the end of the twentieth century.

Neue Nationalgalerie

View of the exterior of the Neue Nationalgalerie
© SMB / Roman März

The Neue Nationalgalerie is an icon of modern architecture. The building has not had an extensive renovation since its opening in 1968. The planned refurbishment will bring the Mies building up to date. mehr

Museum of 20th Century

Architectural model of the Kulturforum
© SPK / Claudia Fritzsche

The Kulturforum is getting a new building: a museum of twentieth-century art. Along with the "Mies building", it will enable the Nationalgalerie to show its major collection of twentieth-century art in a coherent form at last. mehr