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Sweet & Soul

Long Night of Museums 2019

Jewish Museum Berlin; photo: Svea Pietschmann

Under the banner of our exhibition A Is for Jewish, we celebrate the diversity of Jewish life in the museum’s Glass Courtyard – the DJs Soul Bait and Syriantal combine old-school disco with Hebrew tunes and funky electro beats. All rounded off with Russian teatime, Israeli cocktails, and a hummus buffet. Our brief guided tours are in keeping with the Bauhaus trend – our exploration tour takes us right through the Libeskind Building finding links between Daniel Libeskind and the Bauhaus. The guided tours “Update Bauhaus” and “Leaning Walls, Dark Tower” were especially designed for the Long Museum Night.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green

Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

The Program in Detail

7.30 pm / 8.30 pm / 10 pm (German) // 6.30 pm / 8 pm / 9 pm / 11 pm / 11.30 pm (English)
Update the Bauhaus! Daniel Libeskind and the Jewish Museum

At first glance, Daniel Libeskind’s zig-zagging, disconcerting design seems like the polar opposite of the sunny and functional buildings of the Bauhaus. In fact, his work draws deep inspiration from Bauhaus ideas.
What are the connections between the Bauhaus and the architecture of Daniel Libeskinds? And how can we find them in the Jewish Museum building, which he designed? Our tour during the Long Night of Museums will explore these questions!
Mini-tour for adults. Duration: about 30 minutes. Max. of 15 participants.

6 and 7 pm (in German)
Slanted Walls, Dark Tower: Daniel Libeskind for Children

What is this massive zinc facade hiding? Where does this long downward staircase lead? Are those cracks in the façade – or cuts? Will we find the secret garden? Why does it feel like the floor of the museum is swaying? In this architectural tour for visitors of all ages, we will embark on a journey to explore the Jewish Museum building and the ideas of its architect, Daniel Libeskind.
Mini-tour for children and adults. Duration: about 30 minutes. Max. of 15 participants.

6.30 pm / 8 pm / 9 pm / 10:30 (German) // 7.30 pm / 9.30 pm (English)
This Place: Architecture

In their examinations of Israel and the West Bank, twelve of the art photographers in the exhibition deal with architectural phenomena. Taking selected works as examples, this mini-tour views architecture through a photographic lens.
Mini-tour for adults. Duration: about 30 minutes. Max. of 15 participants.

8–10 pm
A Is for Jewish: Is that Jewish Music?

What makes music in Germany Jewish? The language, the subject matter, the melody, a religious connection, or the musicians’ personal heritage? There are many possible answers. Visit our exhibition A Is For Jewish, take part in our “music quiz” intervention, and decide for yourself: Is this music Jewish?

LONG NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2019

To the official website

Where, when, what?

  • When Saturday 31 August 2019, 6 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Included in the ticket for the Long Night of Museums that can be purchased here (18 €, reduced rate 12 €. Children up to 12 years have free admission.)

  • Please noteA joint event by the Berlin museums and the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH.

    For journalists Phone: +49 (0)30 25 993 419
    presse@jmberlin.de

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