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Movements in contemporary art: The “Pinakothek der Moderne”

When the weather is cold outside, Munich offers a lot of museums which are an excellent opportunity to spend your day. The “Pinakothek der Moderne” is one of the most famous exhibition halls in the world, along with the “Alte Pinakothek” and the “Neue Pinakothek”. Part of Munichs Art Area, the “Pinakothek der Moderne” unites four independent museums under one roof. It shows its visitors interesting collections of 20th and 21st century art, graphics, architecture and design.

Collection Modern Art

Where the exhibition of the “Neue Pinakothek” ends, the exhibition of the “Pinakothek der Moderne” begins. In addition to art from classical modernism and contemporary art, photography and videography also await the astonished gazes of visitors. Thanks to more than 20.000 artworks, it’s one of Europes largest collection houses.

State Collection of Prints and Drawings

The “Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München” (SGSM) comprises over 350.000 prints and over 45.000 drawings from all epochs since the 12th century and is thus one of the largest institutions of its kind in the world and one of the most important in Germany.

Architecture museum

Built for the predecessor of today’s Technical University of Munich, the Architecture Museum presents temporary exhibitions of original photographs, drawings and models. Its collection includes about half a million drawings by hundreds of renowned architects.

Design Museum – The new collection

The world’s first design museum convinces with over 100.000 objects of applied art from the 20th and 21st centuries and is one of the world’s leading design museums. There you can see various designs from the fields of applied arts, product and industrial design.


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