Martin Gropius Bau was built in 1881 as Museum for applied arts and reopened after the renovation of war demolitions in 1981. Since 2001 it’s one of the projects of the Berliner Festspiele cultural organization. It’s located in the heart of Berlin, close to PotsdamerPlatz and is an imposing building. The venue welcomes the viewer with a mixture of elegance, comfort and good art.
MGB is a distinctive and established art space which finds itself somewhere between a museum (as it does not have a permanent own collection) and a gallery (as it does not sell works of art). Some of the exhibited artists are Rebecca Horn, Richard Avedon, Olafur Eliasson, and Cindy Sherman.
MGB is a venue for many international exhibitions (covering photography, archaeology, art history and contemporary arts) and its profile makes it comparable with the Grand Palais in Paris and Royal Academy of Arts in London.