Temple of art
Designed by Friedrich August Stüler (1800–65) to resemble a temple, the Alte Nationalgalerie figures prominently on Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island), with a collection of neoclassical, romantic, Biedermeier, impressionist and early modernist works, from Caspar David Friedrich and Karl Friedrich Schinkel to Manet and Liebermann. Opened in 1876, badly damaged during the Second World War and reopened in 1948, the museum got a restoration boost in the late 1990s, and is located adjacent to the Neues Museum [see entry]. Opens late Thursday, as with several of the other local museums. U-Bahn: Friedrichstraße.
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