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An open house

The PalaisPopulaire is a forum for people who want to experience art, culture in an interdisciplinary way under one roof. To this end, our museum offers a wide-ranging program that brings together diverse aspects of contemporary culture. This includes exhibitions from the Deutsche Bank Collection and presentations of the “Artist of the Year” program. The shows stem from international cooperation partners or private collections.

A special focus is on our tailor-made program of events, including curatorial and thematic tours, dialogic workshop concerts with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, readings, as well as workshop offers for young and old. The PalaisTalks give visitors have the opportunity to meet artists featured in the exhibitions and actors from the world of culture live.

Situated in the heart of Berlin, the PalaisPopulaire amalgamates tradition and the future. We want to inspire people and create access. “Populaire,” or “popular,” means that the Palais is open to all without sophistication falling by the wayside. The PalaisPopulaire merges challenging topics with new and shared experiences.

A building steeped in history

From the residence of Prussian princesses to an innovative platform for art and culture: For the PalaisPopulaire, the rooms of the historic Prinzessinnenpalais were redesigned by the renowned Berlin-based architectural office Kuehn Malvezzi. Today, behind the baroque façade there is state-of-the-art technology and clear, contemporary architecture. The building reflects Berlin’s eventful history. It tells of princesses and wars, as well as East German modern art.

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