Pinakothek of modernity, Munich (Pinakothek der Moderne) - museum of Modern Art

Pinakothek of Modernity (Pinakothek der Moderne) is an art museum of modern art in Munich, mainly of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Locals call the Pinakothek of modernity "the third Pinakothek" (Dritte Pinakothek), meaning that there are two more pinakothek in the city: the Old Pinakothek (Alte Pinakothek), which presents paintings from the Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century and the New Pinakothek (Neue Pinakothek) with paintings and sculptures by masters of the second half of the 18th - early 20th centuries. All three Pinakothekas are located within walking distance from each other.

Today, the Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the world's largest museums of modern art and one of the most important, popular and visited museums of Munich.

Pinakothek der Moderne is a Museum building that brings together under one roof four independent Museum located on an area of about 15,000 square meters and showcasing their collections of various kinds of art:

- collection of contemporary art (Sammlung Moderne Kunst), a member of the Bavarian state collections of paintings. A collection of talks on contemporary art: modernist, from about 1900 years; contemporary art from 1960-ies; and to the present day - video, photography and new media.

With more than 20 000 works, the collection was created after 1945 by foundations, bequests and acquisitions, and today is one of the most important of its kind.

August Macke "Girl among the trees," 1914

William Lehmbruck, the sculpture "Fallen", 1915-1916 years

Otto Mueller "Two girls in the country", 1920-1925 years

- new collection design (Die Neue Sammlung), which is one of the leading design museums in the world, which houses over 100,000 objects that demonstrate the history and development of design and applied art from 1900 to the present time.

It is the world's largest collection of industrial design. In particular, the collection presents case studies in car design, computer culture, design jewelry, shoes, household appliances and furniture, including a collection of chairs of the company "Thonet" (Michael Tonet);

- Museum of architecture technical University of Munich (Architekturmuseum der TUM), in whose collection is represented: paintings, drawings, photographs, models and computer animations, including the famous architects and decorators such as françois de Couville, Johann Balthasar Neumann, Gottfried Semper, Le Corbusier, and günther Behnisch.

The Museum also exhibits temporary exhibitions from the archives of the Fund.

Theodore Fisher, of Harrisonburg Ulm, 1906

Erik Gunnar Asplund, the Pavilion, the Stockholm exhibition, 1930

Egon Eiermann and Sepp RUF, world fair German pavilion, Brussels, 1958

- the state of graphic art (Staatliche Graphische Sammlung), which is a Bavarian state collection of works on paper and originates from the Wittelsbach collections, especially the collection of printing house of Charles Theodore to the present day.

On the first floor gallery presents alternating exhibitions of one of the most important collections of works on paper in Germany, with old German, Dutch and Italian drawings (including masterpieces of Albrecht dürer, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci) and German and international drawings of the 19-21 centuries, for example, Paul cézanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and David Hockney.

Leonardo da Vinci, mechanism for gold processing, before 1495

Antonio Salamanca, view of the cross-section of the Colosseum in Rome, 1538 year

Rembrandt, the Three crosses, 1653 year

In addition, the Pinakothek der Moderne, in addition to the permanent, are changing temporary exhibitions.

In the walls of the gallery are also a gift shop and café.

The building of the Pinakothek der Moderne

The building of the Pinakothek der Moderne was created in a new style according to the plans of the German architect Stephan BRAUNFELS on land previously occupied by the former Turkish barracks, built in 1823 and destroyed during the Second world war to a large extent.

The Pinakothek der Moderne opened its doors on 16 September 2002 and after a year and a half welcomed their two millionth visitor.

Rectilinear facade, made of concrete in white and grey tones, complemented by large Windows and tall columns supporting a canopy roof. Each of the four corners of the building are connected with a Central domed rotunda.

Inner space gallery is organized under the Museum. Large Windows in the daytime to grant plenty of natural light, which is complemented by the lamps is computer controlled, and with gray floors and white walls achieves almost shadowless lighting.

Two large stairs of the hallway leading to the Museum's collections. Collection of design is in the basement. The first floor exhibition halls for the collection of architecture, graphic collections and temporary exhibitions. A collection of classic modernism is located in the West wing of the upper floor, and a collection of contemporary art in the East wing.

On a small green area in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne are sculptures: "House of the future" (Futuro Das-Haus), the work of Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1968, which looks like a flying saucer UFO from a science fiction movie and has the shape of a flattened rotational ellipsoid and made of fiberglass with polyurethane insulation; and the monumental composition "In search of light" (Buscando la Luz), made by Spanish sculptor Eduard Chillida and installed in 1997.

In the photo, on the rear Board - Alte Pinakothek

House of the future

In search of light

Practical information

Pinakothek der Moderne 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).

The Pinacoteca is located in the city center, at the address: barer Strasse, 40 (Barer Strasse).

All four museums of the Pinakothek der Moderne purchased a single ticket is 10 euros, audioguide - 4.5 Euro, children under 18 years stay free of charge. On Sundays, the ticket price is 1 Euro. Special exhibitions may apply separate prices.

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

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.

Website of the Pinakothek der Moderne: pinakothek-der-moderne.

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