In Berlin the Alte Nationalgalerie announced a new special exhibition: Rembrandt Bugatti. From 28th March to 27th July 2014 it presents as first major museum over 80 works of Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916). He is one of the most remarkable sculptors of the early 20th century. During his short lifetime he created over 300 sculptures of animals. First mostly cows, he later found more exotic modals in the zoos of Paris and Antwerp like anteaters, secretary birds, tapirs and others more. With his intensive observation he was able to capture each animal’s most expressive gesture and thereby created lifelike and authentic portraits of them.
In Munich the Alte Pinakothek started with the planned renovation works. From 2014 to 2017 parts of the paintings collection will be temporary closed. The works are divided into four phases, each time between spring and autumn. This procedure allows that extensive parts of the Alte Pinakothek remain open for the public. The works started on the first floor in the west rooms between the Rubens Room and the Spanish Room (Rooms VII–XIII) and will likely endure until the end of the year. Further parts will follow in the next years until 2017. Highlights with paintings of the rooms closed will be shown in a separate presentation. We keep you up to date about the progress of the renovations.