Last year I purchased a yearly card to visit all the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It's not that expensive and I thought it would help me get out and about more. I recently realized however, that I haven't been using it enough. So I hope you won't mind a tour through Berlin's art world.
Last week I took you along to see the contemporary art at the Hamburger Bahnhof and today we're looking at the beautiful dome in the Berggruen Museum. Unfortunately, I can't show you any of the actual art as photography was officially not allowed (I did see many people breaking this rule, however). Heinz Berggruen's wonderful collection includes many Picassos, Klees and Matisses. He finally returned to Germany in the late 1990s after living most of his adult life in the US and worked with the state of Berlin to open a new space to showcase these works. He was a personal friend of Picasso and a great patron of the arts. Before his death in 2007, he was often seen walking through the museum, looking at his paintings and talking with visitors.