A few years after the Berlin Wall came down, the director of Berlin museums made an offer to art lover Heinz Berggruen to display his collection in a vacant building now known as the Berggruen Museum, one of the most important museums of modern art in Berlin.
Berggruen's impressive collection of Pablo Picasso's work includes more than 120 pieces. It is a broad collection ranging from Picasso's early work as a teenager in the late 1800s and pieces from his cubist period all the way up to his later works from before his death in 1973.
The museum also houses a collection of art from Paul Klee. There are 70 pieces on display, including some from early in his career, others from his time as a teacher and watercolors from just before his death in 1940.
Later works from Henri Matisse and Alberto Giacometti are also on display at the Museum Berggruen. Other artists include Georges Braque, Henri Laurens and Paul Cézanne. You can also see a collection of African sculptures at the museum.
Museum Berggruen is located at Schloßstraße 1. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday.