With a mission to promote art from developing countries, the 'House of World Cultures' mounts spectacular large-scale exhibitions on subjects such as contemporary Indian art, Bedouin culture or the Chinese avant-garde. The programme also involves readings, lectures, discussions, concerts and dance. Housed in Hugh Stubbins's oyster-like building, erected in 1957 as America's contribution to the Interbau Exhibition, this is a unique Berlin cultural institution. Decent café too. The Haus is open every day, but exhibitions close on Tuesday.