City Gallery in the Lenbach House, Munich (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus) - art museum

City Gallery in the Lenbach House, abbreviated from the German as the Lenbachhaus (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus) is an art museum in Munich, which is located in the former villa - house of the German portrait painter Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904).

The residential house-villa Lenbach, which also included the master's studio, was built between 1887 and 1891 according to plans by Gabriel von Seidl. In 1912, both wings of the building, the studio and the main building, were connected.

In 1924 the widow of Munich sold the building, equipment and works of art of the husband of the city of Munich. Then was created the first of the collection gallery.

In the period from 1927 to 1929, the city commissioned the architect Hans will Grassely to attach another wing of the building. In 1929 art Museum in Munich was opened to the public.

During the Second world war the building suffered damage but was later restored.

Today the building is a monument of architecture. Some of the rooms were preserved in their original condition, and they can be visited during the Museum visit.

In front of the house is a small historic garden, based on the Italian Renaissance.

View of the house and garden of Munich

Entrance hall of the house of Munich

In 2012, the Museum received a brand new modern additional wing on the South side, is made according to the plans of architect Norman foster in the form of a cube with a façade lined with metal pipes of copper alloy and aluminum.

The Museum was re-opened in may 2013. And since the main entrance to the Museum of Munich is located on a small square in front of the Propylaea.

Inside the cube there, including a large lobby with installation "Wirbelwerk" artist of light, Olafur Eliasson and cafes.

Today art gallery in the Lenbachhaus is placed on two floors and contains various works of Munich artists, especially the 18th - 19th centuries. Also, the Museum hosts temporary exhibitions of modern Bavarian and international artists.

The Museum is particularly famous for the world's largest collection of art of the group of expressionist artists called "Blue rider", which included painters such as Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, August Macke, Alexei von Jawlensky, Gabriele Munter and others.

Collection of "New objectivity" dedicated to the art after the First world war. In contrast to previous expressionist artists of the 1920-ies and 1930-ies expressed their penchant for a sober realistic view of reality.

Some of the works in the Museum

Self-portrait of Lovis Corinth with skeleton, 1896.

August Macke's "Portrait with apples", 1909. The painting shows Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke.

Franz Marc, "Blue horses" 1911.

Franz Marc, "the Tiger" in 1912.

August Macke, "Zoological garden I", 1912.

Wassily Kandinsky, "The Gorge. Improvisation", 1914.

Practical information

Lenbahhauz is part of a range of arts Munich - Museum quarter of Munich and the cultural center known outside of the city (in Bavaria and in Europe).

Municipal gallery in the Lenbachhaus is located in the city center of Munich, near the Royal square (Königsplatz), at the address: Louisenstrasse, 33 (Luisenstraße).

Museum hours, admission fees and conditions it is recommended to check before visiting on the official website.

The website of the city gallery in the Lenbachhaus: lenbachhaus.

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