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Neues Museum (New Museum)

Neues Museum (New Museum) Review

Anything but medieval, this museum is devoted to international design since 1945. The collection, supplemented by changing exhibitions, is in a slick, modern edifice that achieves the perfect synthesis between old and new. It's mostly built of traditional pink-sandstone ashlars, while the facade is a flowing, transparent composition of glass. The interior is a work of art in itself—cool stone, with a ramp that slowly spirals up to the gallery. Extraordinary things await, including a Joseph Beuys installation (Ausfegen, or Sweep-out) and Avalanche by François Morellet, a striking collection of violet, argon-gas-filled fluorescent tubes. The café-restaurant adjoining the museum contains modern art, silver-wrapped candies, and video projections.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Luitpoldstr. 5, Nürnberg, 90402 | Map It
  • Phone: 0911/240–200
  • Cost: €4
  • Hours: Tues.–Fri. 10–8, weekends 10–6
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  • Location: Nürnberg (Nuremberg)
Updated: 11-13-2013

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