From 5th April 2018, admission to the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art – Berlin is free on every first Thursday of the month from 4 to 8 p.m.
Made possible by the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and created for a year under the motto “VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL” the House of the National Gallery and the presented permanent and special exhibitions are to be opened and arranged to a large audience. An own artist program with lectures, discussions and performances as well as mediation offers complete the initiative.
Udo Kittelmann, Director of the Nationalgalerie: “We are extremely grateful that Volkswagen, as a long-standing partner of the Nationalgalerie, has extended its social commitment every first Thursday afternoon of the month with free admission to the Hamburger Bahnhof.” Michael Eissenhauer, Director General of the National Museums in Berlin, continues: “The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are grateful to Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft for their generous support in taking over the financial compensation for free admission to the Hamburger Bahnhof for four hours a month for one year. With this commitment, the Volkswagen Group enables a wider audience to visit the museum. It would be great if this example were followed by other sponsors and partners. “Benita von Maltzahn, Director Global Corporate Citizenship of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, adds:” Culture is an important component of a vibrant society. It appeals to the individual creativity and opens the view for new perspectives. It is therefore important to us to enable as many people as possible to encounter art and culture. And this is exactly what we are putting together with Hamburger Bahnhof into a concrete offer. We wish the visitors inspiring experiences with the works of so many well-known artists. ”
On each free Thursday afternoon, an accompanying program of events will be offered which, in terms of content, will be closely linked to the current exhibition program of the house. The start will be on April 5, 2018 at 6 pm with a conversation with the artist Marjetica Potrč. From May to August 2018, the events of the special exhibition “Hello World. Revision of a collection “, which opens on April 27, 2018. In addition, there are additional tours and workshops for children.Zum Hamburger Bahnhof
Image caption: Hamburger_Bahnhof – Photo: Maximilian Meisse
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