Special Events – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news and updates about special events from around the world? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts about art openings, pop ups, and museum events around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for visiting museums, restaurants, and alternative spaces in over 40 cities, put together by local insiders, journalists, and artists, as well as Context staff. From beer gardens to private galas, we provide an intellectually curious take on special events across the globe—or in your home city.

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Gerhard Richter: Panorama at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie

Very few prospects quicken the blood and excite the eye/mind as does a retrospective of the work of Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s most revered living artists. Just such a prospect awaits visitors to Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie this winter and spring, where some 140 of Richter’s paintings and five of his sculptures have been gathered as part of the phenomenal exhibition Panorama, on view until 13 May.

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