The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the capital and collects art created in Berlin from 1870 to the present, combining a local focus with an international appeal. Founded in 1975, this museum operated by the state of Berlin opened its own building in 2004 in a 4,600 m2 converted industrial building around the corner from the newly opened Jewish Museum.
Visual arts including painting, graphics, sculpture, multimedia, photography, architecture and artists' archives form the heart of this collection that breaks the rigid distinctions between genres to encourage exciting interdisciplinary dialogues. Outstanding collections include Berlin Dada, New Objectivity and Eastern European avant-garde. The art of a divided Berlin and the reunited metropolis are other highlights.