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“Not worth the time”
Review of Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin - CLOSED

Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
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Owner description: This renowned art gallery hosts several impressive rotating art exhibitions each year.
Vilseck, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not worth the time”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Unless you are walking by anyway--it is not worth a extra trip--we made a special trip to that part of town to come to the museum and the "tour" took about 10 minutes since the whole place is two rooms.

Visited December 2012
Thank Maaksy
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Friendly spot!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Although rather small (maybe due to the fact it's a whole former private collections thing), this museum offers excellent exhibitions! Mondays are free, which means you'll probably find a queue, but it's not too long until you're inside. If you're lucky (or curious) enough you'll find some really friendly guides making passionate and interactive explanations on the pictures. Definitely worth a visit!

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Júlia N
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103 reviews
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“Small exhibit, free on Mondays”
Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

This museum is in fact a small exhibits od impressionist and modern art works from famous artists... Those artists were often prolific and also produced materiel that is not (in my opinion) so great; and that's what is displayed.
I would not pay to visit this place, but would still recommend to spend 20 minutes there on a Monday, when entrance is free.

Thank sanji
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Pulaski, New York
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Good little museum”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

The museum is free to all on Mondays. It is very small and offers some masterpieces such as Van Gogh, Chagall, Cezanne. It is a quick trip, but got us out of the wind and snow.

Visited January 2013
Thank Tonia R
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
10 reviews
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“An important exhibition in a marvellous space”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I'm writing this review to counter the various misconceptions I found when I looked at the previous reviews before visiting the Deutsche Guggenheim last week. I was surprised then at some of the negative comments and complaints I read. Now, having been there and having seen the current exhibition, I am more than surprised, I'm astonished. Of course some of the statements that were made were opinions, to which their owners are entitled; but some were simply wrong. So let's set the record straight.

The complaints about the gallery's small size are wide of the mark. The Berlin Guggenheim isn't a large museum like the New York and Bilbao Guggenheims, and doesn't pretend or claim to be. It's a gallery, an exhibition space, and it's a particularly good exhibition space: simply and beautifully made, welcoming and encompassable, not daunting, well lit, and ideal for showing paintings.

The current exhibition, Visions of Modernity is ravishing. The reviewer who complains that that there aren't enough paintings in it is perhaps just greedy: there are at least 40 paintings to be seen, and anyone who can look at 40 paintings in less than two hours - most people's limit for looking - isn't looking properly.

The poster who says that "the paintings by well known artists were not of their better works bar one or two and had a 'let's fill a room' feel to them" is seriously mistaken: most of the works are among the best that the painters made. That includes the Cézanne, the Rousseau, the Bonnard, the Seurats, the Monet, the Van Gogh (atypical but wonderful and subtle) the Chagall - I could go on almost indefinitely.

The poster who says that the Deutsche Guggenheim has nothing to do with "the real Guggenheim" is wrong. The New York Guggengeim collection is vast. Instead of hiding the works they haven't room to show in the stacks, loan them to their satellites in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice,enabling people who don't live in or visit New York to see them. Most of the paintings in the current exhibition come from the New York collection; some are from the Venice collection.

Visions of Modernity is an important exhibition, one of the most exciting in Berlin at the moment. No-one who is interested in art should miss it, so if you are in Berlin before it closes on 17 February, go.

Here is a link to the website, if you'd like more information before deciding - the video is worth watching too.


Visited January 2013
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