Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Mitte
Klaus Biesenbach (now director of Moma PS1 in New York) and a group of arty friends founded Kunst-Werke in a former margarine factory. It’s now one of the city’s most important venues for experimental art, with edgy exhibitions, film screenings and lively talks.
69 Auguststrasse, 10117
+49 (0)30 243 4590
Berlinische Galerie, Kreuzberg
Berlinische Galerie was founded in 1975 and its shows range from monographic exhibitions by maverick eroticist Dorothy Iannone, a US painter and installation artist who moved here in the 1970s, to Wien Berlin, a showcase of historical paintings by Egon Schiele, Otto Dix and George Grosz.
124-128 Alte Jakobstrasse, 10969
+49 (0)30 7890 2600
The Bauhaus-Archiv, originally designed by Bauhaus school founder Walter Gropius, was erected in Berlin’s Tiergarten in the second half of the 1970s. The museum displays the art and literature from the school that radically influenced the worlds of art, design and architecture in the 20th century.
14 Klingelhöferstrasse, 10785
+49 (0)30 254 0020