Streets and Faces of Berlin

'Quappi con suéter rosa', de Max Beckmann
©Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany are paying tribute to the German capital with a selection of 18 masterpieces featuring the city and its inhabitants.

The exhibition, included in the museum's permanent collection, focuses especially on  the first third of the 20th century and the flourishing artistic scene in Berlin at that time, which attracted artists such as George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, Christian Schad and Max Beckmann, also thanks to the lively cultural life and free spirit, making Berlin a meeting point for the European avant-gardes. A second part of the exhibition is dedicated to those living in Berlin, whose faces reflect the frenetic social changes experienced over the years.

To complete the homage, the Puerta de Alcalá will be lit up the 7th, 8th and 9th of November to simulate the Brandenburg Gate, and Madrid's Goethe Institut will host a programme of activities, including lectures and film showings. 


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