The three exhibitions in the completely renovated New National Gallery arouse the curiosity of many art lovers. But it’s not that easy to get a ticket.

Berlin (dpa) – The new National Gallery in Berlin opened its doors to visitors on Sunday after years of renovation. Due to the corona, entry is only possible in a reserved time slot.

The 1,500 or so tickets for the first day had long been booked, according to state museums. In the first week with extended entry times, things are already getting closer.

The building of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) was inaugurated on Saturday with a ceremony. The architect created the astonishing glass and steel structure in the late 1960s as a museum of 20th century art.

The team of British architect David Chipperfield completely renovated the museum in 2016 and repaired it for 140 million euros.

The artistic prelude is made up of three exhibitions. “L’art de société 1900-1945” is scheduled until July 2023 with central works from the Nationalgalerie’s collection of approximately 1,800 works. The huge main hall houses the exhibition “Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximal ”until February 13 with works by the American sculptor Calder (1898-1976). With “Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now ”is the third exhibition dedicated to the Berlin artist.