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Arts & Museums
This huge air-raid shelter, built in 1942, was used by the military in the decades after the War (as a wine cellar!), before it was sold to the consultant Wolfgang Tumulka in 1992. Tumulka proceeded to turn the bunker into a contemporary art gallery, filled with multimedia and abstract works, which are particularly well suited to the somewhat gloomy rooms. An interesting place for browsing through equally engaging works of art.
Established in 1996 by Foundation Otto Eckart, nowhere else in the world will you find a potato Museum! Located in the Maxvorstadt neighborhood, Kartoffelmuseum brings to you some unique and cultural-historical collections of potatoes. The extensive variety consists of images, prints, watercolors, drawings, modern graphics, lithographs and much more. You may also find many books and research pieces about potatoes in their well maintained library. For upcoming events, schedules and more information, check out the website or call ahead.
This former hospital has been hosting exhibitions by young German and foreign artists for ten years now. Under the direction of Christopher Kramatschek this institution has become a non-commercial platform often for experimental art. Most of the presentations play with the spatial situation of this old functional building: the most favored topics are Space and Body. Admission is free.
These splendid artists' studios, built at the turn of the century, are a stylish setting for rotating art exhibitions. The museum specialises in fin-de-siècle art, but also puts on some successful exhibitions of modern arts and crafts. The magnificently decorated rooms on the ground floor show the exquisite taste for which the former owner of the house, Munich artist Franz von Stuck, was well known. Admission: EUR 1; prices vary for special exhibitions
This 18th century building is one of the few remaining old houses in the district of Haidhausen. With just one floor, it is one of the characteristic shelters or early freehold flats, called 'Herbergen' in southern Germany. They were once very popular in this poor proletarian quarter, and functioned as homes for local workers. In recent years, the area has become very trendy and the houses are now for the wealthy rather than the poor! This particular house shows numerous exhibits detailing life in the Herbergen centuries ago. Temporary exhibitions are also arranged. Admission is free. Check website for exact timings.
This 35 and over year old gallery concentrates on 20th century artistic developments, with a focus on the more noted artists of modern classicism. The abstract tradition (by Kandinsky, Bernhard Schultze and Rolf Cavael) is present, as too are the realists (Otto Dix, Franz Radziwill and Johannes Grützke). Artists such as Horst Antes of the Blauer Reiter (Blue Rider) and the Brücke Group represent the new figurative art of the sixties. Younger artists exhibited here include Reiner Wagner, Peter Kampehl, Felix Weinhold and Volkmar Schulz-Rumpold.
This contemporary gallery in Lothringer Straße attracts art-lovers from far and wide with a colorful range of temporary exhibitions, which change on a bimonthly basis. The gallery concentrates on modern European art which is expertly exhibited by the curators, Christiane Meyer-Stoll and Axel Jablonski. The motto of Lothringer_13 Halle is 'Art and Life'.
Thanks to Emperor Wilhelm II, this small but exquisite collection has remained in Munich. The previous owner, Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack, had betrothed his collection of 250 contemporary paintings to the royal family, but the emperor decided to leave the pictures where they were. When the Prussian Embassy was rebuilt in 1911, the Schack pictures were moved to a new wing, where they have remained to this day. The collection includes works by Böcklin, Lenbach, Schwind, Feuerbach and Spitzweg as well as numerous landscapes.
Here you will find Munich adult education classes (VHS) put on temporary exhibitions in the foyers of the Cultural Centre Gasteig. Between the concert halls, the library and the class rooms, visitors can regularly admire exotic art work done by the students themselves and explore the fascinating photographic exhibits on display. Admission is free.
Calling all history enthusiasts to witness a faithful reconstruction of Bavarian life from the Stone Age to the mysterious Middle Ages. This state archaeological collection is home to archaeological finds, ceramics and heaps of wonderful illustrations that lend this museum (built in 1973-75) an interesting historical and educational touch. Not just for the kids! Visit the website for upcoming event schedules and more information.
A must visit place for both experienced and amateur mountaineers, the German Alpine Association's Alpines Museum is entirely dedicated to mountaineering. The museum includes exhibits spanning over 200 years from 1760 to 1945. The library housed in the museum has a vast collection of books.
The emphasis of the gallery's programme is on the promotion of international contemporary art and the presentation of new trends. As you can see from the list of artists, female artists are the mainstay of the gallery. The gallery supports and displays works by individual artists from all stylistic fields. Examples of artists include Ida Applebrog, Silvia Bächli, Leon Golub, Michaela Melian, Katharina Sieverding, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero and Rosemarie Trockel.