Eagerly awaited for years, the Pinakothek der Moderne (Gallery of Contemporary Art) opened in September 2002. It was the ... More
Eagerly awaited for years, the Pinakothek der Moderne (Gallery of Contemporary Art) opened in September 2002. It was the largest museum to be built in Bavaria since the end of the War, and houses four museums under one roof: the State Gallery of Modern Art, the New Collection (comprising industrial design, graphic design and applied art), the Museum of Architecture and the Count's Collection. There are permanent exhibitions on the four floors, with temporary exhibitions housed on the ground floor.
The museum's permanent arts collection is well put together. A great assortment of artists and a blend of installations, paintings, works with light, and more. Warhol, Magritte, Ernst, and others are all represented.
The design section of the museum is not at all worth seeing, and is surprisingly not modern.
The architecture section is rather enjoyable.
Built between 1285 1347, Karlstor served as Munich's western city gate until Prince Karl Theodor ordered the city walls to
be demolished in 1791. Only the gate was left standing and was renamed after the prince. In 1899 1902 ...
Opened in 1826 by Ludwig I, the Alte Pinakothek (Old Picture Gallery) represents the pinnacle of the Emperor's achievements as
a collector. In fact, Ludwig merely continued the work of his ancestors, as some of the pieces exhibited here ...
With more than 4,000 paintings on display, the Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery) is regarded as one of Europe's most
important museums of art from the 19th Century. Erected in 1853, the original building was destroyed during the Second ...
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