Events 2002 - Old National Gallery reopens in Berlin

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Compiled by Laszlo Buhasz, Toronto Globe and Mail
Saturday, January 19, 2002 – Print Edition, Page T10

Berlin's museum landscape has been considerably enriched with the reopening of the the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery). Conceived by Friedrich August Stuler and inaugurated by Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1876, the towering neoclassical building on Museum Island has been under renovation for almost four years.

The gallery owns one of the largest collections of 19th-century art in Germany, including works by German artists such as Peter Cornelius, Friedrich Overbeck, Franz Kruger and Arnold Bocklin.

The museum's collection also includes numerous impressionist paintings by Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and sculptures by Auguste Rodin.

Until March 3, temporary exhibits are confined to a photographic survey of the museum's past exhibits and a restored 1896 painting by Pierre Bonnard on a folding panel.

The Alte Nationalgalerie, Museumsinsel, Unter den Linden/Am Kupfergraben, Berlin-Mitte; phone 49 (30) 2090-5555. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 to 6; admission is about $8 (Canadian). For more information, visit



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