About the Museum
Note: The Neue Nationalgalerie is currently closed to the public for a complete refurbishment. The building work began in 2015 and is scheduled to last for four years.
The Neue Nationalgalerie opened its doors in 1968 and houses 20th century art from the exceptional collection of the Berlin Nationalgalerie. Centrally located, the gallery is part of Berlin’s Kulturforum along with the Gemäldegalerie, Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) and Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts). The building is the last major work by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe, and widely considered a masterpiece. Within are key works by European and American artists such as Ernst Ludwig, Barnett Newman and Gerhard Richter. Since 2015, the gallery has been undergoing a refurbishment led by David Chipperfield.