Permanent Exhibition + Secessions + Museum Island intro
The Alte Nationalgalerie is one of Berlin's most significant art museums with a comprehensive art collection dating from the French Revolution to the First World War. The themes ranges between Romantism and Secession. A masterpiece of neoclassical architecture, it was built according to August Stüler's plans in 1876.
The art collection showcases paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, Adolf Menzel, and French impressionists from the same period. In contrast, the temporary exhibition focuses on artistic movements that diverge from them.
A visit to the museum gives you a deep insight into the art and politics of the 19th and 20th centuries as it encapsulates not only the artistic spirit of that era, but also the national narratives of Germany, generated by divisions and unifications.
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