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Most museums are open again and are pleased about the lively interest of visitors. The exhibitions announced in the Museumsjournal can therefore be enjoyed in the same way. May it stay that way through the summer!
After years of closure, the Neue Nationalgalerie finally reopens in August. We dedicate the focus of this issue to the Mies building at the Kulturforum with its austere noblesse. What is the most convincing way to present this pavilion, which is actually self-sufficient? Walking between the Mobiles and Stabiles by Alexander Calder seems very appropriate. Calder's sculpture "Têtes et Queue" also continues to stand on the terrace. The Neue Nationalgalerie's neighbours, the State Library, the Philharmonic, the Gemäldegalerie, the Kunstbibliothek and the Kunstgewerbemuseum, show for the first time in a joint effort how diverse the Kulturforum is. Diversity also characterises this summer's exhibitions, including historical art research in Kreuzberg, Bernhard Heisig's painterly late work, the work of photographer Nadine Ijewere (see cover), a plunge into the Mariendorf floods, creative ping-pong during the Cold War or an enjoyable immersion in the pictorial worlds of Ferdinand Hodler. And the Museumsjournal is also becoming more diverse thanks to the new Panorama section.
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