Bröhan-Museum, Berlin’s museum for art nouveau, art deco, and functionalism, is named after its founder, Karl H. Bröhan (July 6, 1921–Jan. 2, 2000). A passionate collector and great connoisseur of art nouveau, art deco, and the art of the Berlin Secession, Karl H. Bröhan opened a private museum in a Dahlem residence in 1973. On his 60th birthday, Bröhan donated his collection to the city of Berlin. In 1983, Bröhan-Museum opened at its current location, which belongs to the ensemble of Charlottenburg Castle and was originally erected for castle guards. Bröhan-Museum has been an official city museum since 1994.
Our foremost task at the museum is maintaining and presenting the collection of Karl H. Bröhan. Bröhan-Museum has a unique collection of art nouveau, art deco, and the art of the Berlin Secession. As a museum for art nouveau and art and design from the first half of the twentieth century with ca. 1000 square meters of exhibition space, we are able to present the collection in a permanent exhibition that changes at a two year rhythm.
At the same time, we seek to explore the contemporary relevance of the issues that shaped the history of art and design during the twentieth century.In special exhibitions, we explore various subjects of art nouveau, art deco, and the Berlin Secession, and questions of art and design through the present. Art nouveau, art deco, and the Berlin Secession are our main areas of competence, are complemented by issues of art, applied art, and design from 1950 through today in our special exhibitions.