Famous Art Collections
The Alte Pinakothek in Munich is one of the oldest and most important collection of paintings in the world. More than 5000 masterpieces by European artists bring to life the development of art from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo period (14th to end of 18th century).
The Neue Pinakothek owns more than 3000 paintings of masters from the Classical epoche to the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau).
Berlin: Alte Nationalgalerie
This well restored edifice in the style of a Greek temple on Berlin’s Museum Isle houses a magnificent collection of the European art of the 19th century. Part of it are many paintings of Caspar David Friedrich who can be considered the father of German Romantics.
Berlin: Neue Nationalgalerie
This “bright temple from glass” by Mies van der Rohe exhibits European paintings and sculpture of the 20th century – from Modern Classics to the Art of the Sixties. Amongst them are works from artists like Kirchner, Ernst, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix and Kokoschka. The Neue Nationalgalerie hosts important and popular exhibitions. Address: Potsdamer Straße 50; 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten. Tel: 030/2662651. Email: email@example.com.
Berlin: “Die Brücke” Museum
The artists’ group “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) was founded in 1905 in Dresden by four students of architecture: Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Later they were joined by Emil Nolde and Max Pechstein. They wanted to break away from the conventional styles of the art academies and searched for a new way of artistic expression. The school they developed is called Expressionism. This little but worthwhile museum is dedicated to their works. Address: Bussardsteig 9, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem. Tel: 030/8312029. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.