Museum Brandhorst, Munich - Contemporary Art

The Brandhorst Museum is an art museum in Munich dedicated to contemporary art.

The Brandhorst Museum originates from the private collection of the spouses Anette (great-granddaughter of the founder of the company "Henkel") and Udo Brandhorst, who collected works of art. After some random early purchases of classic modernist works, the couple decided to focus exclusively on contemporary art. Their favorite in this field was the American artist Cy Twombly.

After Annette died in 1999, her husband Udo donated their collection to the state of Bavaria on the condition that the government would build a decent building for the exhibition of their collection.

Udo also has allocated Fund in the amount of 120 million euros, to ensure that the Museum continued to acquire important works of contemporary art. Through the Foundation, the Museum systematically and programmatically expanding the collection. Since the opening of the Museum to the present day collection has almost doubled - from 700 to more than 1,200 works of art.

The new building, with its long two-storey rectangular structure and multi-coloured facade composed of 36 thousand multicolored panels, was established in architectural practice "Sauerbruch Hutton", which is a synthesis of color and the use of fluid curvilinear forms.

Museum exhibition area of 3200 m2 was opened to the public in 2009.

The Museum collection covers the period from the end of 1950-ies to the present day. Has a total of over 1,200 works by artists from different countries, of which 160 paintings can be seen in the exhibition halls of the Museum.

The main components of the Museum are Europe's largest collection of works by American artist Andy Warhol and most extensive in the world collection of works saya Twombly.

The exposition part of the work saya Twombly, which is unique in the world, represented in a monumental cycle titled "Lepanto". It is dedicated to the naval battle of 1571 in the Gulf off the coast of Greece and is represented in the room, which was specially developed in accordance with the ideological tendencies of the artist.

Other highlights of the collection include:

- works of artists of neoavantgarde the 1960s and 1970s-such as Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Shelf, Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys and Bruce Nauman;

- the post-modernism of artists such as Jeff Koons, Mike Kelley, Cady Nolan, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, and Damien Hirst;

- group of works of international modern artists such as Laura Owens, Jacqueline Humphries, Monica Baer or Wade Guyton.

The Museum also houses a collection of illustrated books of Pablo Picasso since Udo and Anette Brandhorst was interested in not only the visual arts but also literature.

Today the works of art collected in the Museum Brandhorst, complement the collection of contemporary art, located in the Pinakothek of modernity (Pinakothek der Moderne).

In addition to the permanent, the Museum regularly has temporary (changing) exhibitions, excursions and tours, features a bookstore and restaurant.

Practical information

The Deutsches Museum is part of the Range of arts Munich - Museum quarter of Munich and the cultural center known outside of the city (in Bavaria and in Europe).

Museum Brandhorst is located in the city center, at the address: theresienstraße underground station, 35A (Theresienstraße).

The cost of admission to the Museum EUR 7, concessions EUR 5, children up to 17 years stay free of charge. On Sundays, the ticket price is 1 Euro. On weekdays a complimentary audio guide.

There is a combined day ticket: Brandhorst Museum + Pinakothek + Schack collection, located on Prinzregentenstrasse - 12 euros.

Special exhibitions may apply separate prices.

The exact cost of tickets, as well as the working hours and conditions we recommend you to contact just before visiting on the official website.

The website of the Deutsches Museum: museum brandhorst.

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