Street art museum opens in Berlin, a hub for the scene

The paintings, from left: 'Shirt Mask x Paper Plane' by Numo Viegas, 'The Fighter' by El Mac and 'Street Face' by Lister displayed inside the exhibiti

The paintings, from left: 'Shirt Mask x Paper Plane' by Numo Viegas, 'The Fighter' by El Mac and 'Street Face' by Lister displayed inside the exhibiti

The director of the new Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Yasha Young poses on stairs inside the exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Monday,

The director of the new Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Yasha Young poses on stairs inside the exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Monday,

The paintings, from left, 'Dropper" by Eric Jones, 'La Cage Entre Victoire Et Defaite' by Sandra Chevrier and 'The Distance Between Is Equal' by David

The paintings, from left, 'Dropper" by Eric Jones, 'La Cage Entre Victoire Et Defaite' by Sandra Chevrier and 'The Distance Between Is Equal' by David

General view inside the exhibition of the new Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The opening e

General view inside the exhibition of the new Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The opening e

BERLIN (AP) — Street art has a new, permanent home in Berlin.

Works by urban artists from around the world have gone on show at the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in the German capital, located at one end of a street that's already something of a giant art gallery.

The opening exhibition, which will last for around nine months, aims to introduce visitors to the culture of urban art. Director Yasha Young worked with eight curators from various countries to produce a show that explores strands including portraits, pop art and activism.

Young said Monday that the scene so far has lacked an "informative hub." She says part of the idea is "teaching people a new language, which is the language of street art, graffiti and urban contemporary art."