New Pinakothek, Munich (Neue Pinakothek) - museum of Painting and Sculpture of the 18-20 centuries

The New Pinakothek is an art museum in Munich, which presents paintings and sculptures by masters of the second half of the 18th and early 20th centuries.

The museum focuses on European art of the 18th and 19th centuries.

In addition to the New Pinakothek in the city there are also two more of the Pinakothek: Old Pinakothek (Alte Pinakothek), with paintings from the middle Ages to the mid-18th century and the Pinakothek of modernity (Pinakothek der Moderne), which presents contemporary art, primarily 20th and 21st century. All three Pinakothek art museums are located within walking distance from each other.

Munich was founded in 1853 by king Ludwig I of Bavaria, who wanted to make his private collection of contemporary works of art available to the public.

Thus, the New Pinakothek is the first "collection of contemporary art" in the world.

The building was designed by Friedrich von Gaertner and August von Voith. Due to the personal preferences of Ludwig I, the Museum was originally devoted much attention to the paintings of German romanticism and the Munich school.

After the death of Ludwig I, the Museum's collection began to replenish with new significant pictures, but it was very slow. In 1909 was followed by the so-called "donations Chud" brought Pinakothek is an impressive collection of masterpieces by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Named "Chud" comes from the name of the Director of the Munich State collections of paintings - Hugo von Tschudi (Hugo von Tschudi), who paid great attention not being on at that time respected contemporary French artists.

In 1915, Neue Pinakothek became the property of the Bavarian state.

The building of the Neue Pinakothek was destroyed during the Second world war. After the decision was made to demolish the remnants of the building and erecting in its place a new building of the Pinakothek.

The new postmodern building, designed by architect Alexandria von Branca, was opened in 1981. His features were arched Windows, keystones, Bay Windows and stairs. The building combines concrete construction with stone facade.

Currently, the collection at the New Pinakothek is one of the largest and most important exhibitions of art (paintings and sculpture) of the late 18th and early 20th centuries. Also, the Museum collection is replenished and currently, thanks to donations and acquisitions.

In the permanent collection of New gallery displays about 400 paintings and 50 sculptures, which include:

international paintings of the second half of the 18th century;

- English and Scottish paintings 18th and early 19th centuries;

German classicism in Rome;

German romanticism, Biedermeier, realism and impressionism;

French romanticism, realism and impressionism;

historical and genre painting;

- symbolism and art Nouveau beginning of the 20th century;

- sculpture of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Friedrich Overbeck, "Italy and Germany", 1828

Are still Carl Spitzweg, "the Poor poet", 1839

Edouard Manet, "the luncheon in the Studio", 1868

Bertel Thorvaldsen, Adonis, 1808-1832 years.

Practical information

Neue Pinakothek 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).

New Pinakothek is situated in the centre of Munich, at the address: barer straße 29 (Barer Strasse).

The cost of entrance tickets, Museum hours and conditions we recommend you to contact just before visiting on the official website.

New Pinakothek: neue-pinakothek.

Attention! Currently, the New Pinakothek is closed for reconstruction (for structural reasons and to prepare a broad action to update the public) - approximately 2025. A selection of masterpieces of the 19th century presented on the first floor of the Old Pinakothek (East wing) and in the collection of shacklocated on the street Prinzregentenstrasse.

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