Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany. 1962–1968

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany 1962–1968

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Mies left his homeland in 1937 after the Nazis rejected his high modern style as insufficiently German in character. The commission for the Neue Nationalgalerie museum marked his return to Berlin after more than twenty years teaching and practicing in the United States. The building was completed in 1968, one year before Mies's death. The open, flexible plan is free of supporting columns. The building mechanisms are hidden away, as are the museum's galleries, which are sunk below ground, leaving an airy gallery pavilion enclosed by glass curtain walls on street level.

Gallery label from From the Collection: 1960-69, March 26, 2016 - March 12, 2017.
Steel, plexiglass, wood, cotton and enamel
8 1/4 x 52 x 52" (21 x 132.1 x 132.1 cm)
Gift of the architect
Object number
MC 55
© 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Architecture and Design

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