The historic building, located directly to Grunewald in the immediate vicinity of the Brücke Museum, is an exhibition house for post-war modernism in Germany. Carrier is the Atelierhaus Dahlem gGmbH, a subsidiary of the Bernhard Heiliger Foundation founded in 2013. Kunsthaus Dahlem is supported by institutional funding from the Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin. A major focus of the exhibition house is the presentation of plastic art, complemented by painting, graphic works and photography. The focus is particularly on the years 1945 to 1961.