The Brohan Museum in Berlin gets its name from its founder Karl H. Brohan and has been open to the public since 1983 and thus seen some of the most influential periods in the city’s history. Brohan himself was an avid collector of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the works which stemmed from the Berlin Secession. After acquiring an impressive personal collection, he opened a private museum in 1973 which he would later donate to the state of Berlin to form the Brohan Museum we see today.
Amongst the museums vast collection are a number of pieces which correspond with the museum’s main focus on paintings and decorative arts of the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Berlin Secession, staying true to the original collection and Brohan’s vision for the museum. As well as these three art styles and movements the museum features pieces, movements and artists whose works depict issues that have shaped art and design in the 20th century. Students can expect to be wowed with pieces spanning from the 1950’s to present day, awash with influence from the history of Europe, Berlin and the events which have shaped the art world in the past 70 years.