Visit to the Museum Barberini

On 22 June 2017 the Unknown Berlin group in cooperation with the Museums and current Exhibitions group visited the Museum Barberini in Potsdam to see the exhibition From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art.

The museum director, Dr. Ortrud Westheider welcomed the WIB members and gave a general introduction on the history of the building, the reconstruction and the use of the new building as museum. She also mentioned Hasso Plattner, the patron of the museum who was born in Berlin and spoke about the Hasso Plattner Foundation. After the introduction by Dr. Westheider, the members had a guided tour in English or German through the magnificent exhibition. The wonderful event was ended with a nice lunch in the nearby restaurant.