The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is dedicated to the art of the 20th century. It was opened in 1968 and is the last major architectural work designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe before his death. The museum has almost 54,000 square feet of exhibition space. The upper level is filled with light and is often used for special exhibits such as large scale sculptures or paintings.
The art on display in the museum's lower level comes from a variety of North American and European artitsts, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Salvador Dalí, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and more. One of the most famous paintings here is Kirchner's “Potsdamer Platz” due to its historical look at Berlin. In addition to the permanent exhibit, the lower level also has space for themed shows, a cafe, and a gift shop.
The Neue Nationalgalerie is located at Potsdamer Strasse 50. The museum closed for restoration work starting Jan. 1, 2015.