Max Beckmann had ambivalent feelings toward Berlin. On the one hand, the painter loved the vibrant metropolis; but it was also where the critics panned him. An exhibition shows works from his time in Berlin.
Seen as the "Guernica of Expressionism," the anti-Nazi painting "Bird's Hell" by Max Beckmann auctioned for over 40 million euros at Christie's - a new record for German Expressionism.
For the "Degenerate Art" exhibition sponsored by Hitler, the Nazis confiscated modern art from museums in 1937. The works were ridiculed before they were destroyed. The impact of the purges can be felt to this day.
Works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper and other US abstract expressionists are on show at Berlin's Barberini Museum. Despite current political tensions, the exhibition creates an artistic transatlantic bridge.
Museum director Thomas Köhler takes us through the current exhibitions at the Berlinische Galerie and tells us what’s coming up in 2017. Works by Cornelia Schleime, Andreas Greiner and many more.
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