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Berlin’s Neue National galerie resumes after 6-year overhaul

BERLIN (AP)– Berlin’s Neue National galerie resumes after 6-year overhaul, an iconic modern-day art gallery created by Bauhaus pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, resumed to the public Sunday after a six-year repair of the glass-fronted structure.

Germany’s society priest, Monika Gruetters, claimed throughout a celebration event held Saturday that the event marked the museum’s “great return as a pilgrimage site for fans of contemporary art and also as a phase for contemporary artists.”

British architect David Chipperfield oversaw the considerable repair of the steel-and-glass framework, a task that set you back 140 million euros ($164 million).

Mies van der Rohe was the last of three directors of the Bauhaus school of art and design, which began work in 1919 and was forced to close down soon after the Nazis pertained to power in 1933. He later emigrated to the USA.

The Neue Nationalgalerie was Mies van der Rohe’s only post-World Battle II structure in Germany. It was constructed in then-West Berlin, not far from the Berlin Wall surface that split the city for much of the Cold War. The museum opened in 1968, the year before the engineer’s fatality.

Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller claimed that, shortly after the Wall surface was constructed, the structure, with its clear facade, represented “development, the progressive and also modern-day, visibility and also internationality,” information agency DPA reported.

The gallery is reopening with 3 events: an option of vital jobs from its collection, a show of jobs by carver Alexander Calder, and also an additional devoted to movie and media artist Rosa Barbra.

Berlin is developing more areas to show its modern art collection by building a new “Gallery of the 20th Century” beside the Neue Nationalgalerie.

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