Kunstareal

Located in the city centre of Munich, Germany, Kunstareal is a museum quarter. It has three “Pinakothekan” galleries (Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne and Alte Pinakothek), the Staatliche Antikensammlun, the Glyptothek, the Musuem Brandhorst, the Lenbachhaus, and many galleries.

Plans have been made to move the Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst (the state Egypt art collection) to the Kunstareal. The history of museums in this region of Munich started in 1816 with creation of Glyptothek at Königsplat and will get finished with the extension of the Lenbachhaus and the new building for the Egyptian museum.

Munich Pinakothek der Moderne Rotunde

Munich Pinakothek der Moderne Rotunde

The Neue Pinakothek is particularly renowned for its wide collection of paintings of Impressionism from Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh and others. The Pinakothek der Moderne brings together the National Collection of Works on Paper, the Museum for Design and Applied Arts and the Bavarian State Collection of Modern and Contemporary Arts with the museum of Architecture of Munich Techinical University in one building, and is considered amongst the most popular and important museums of modern art in Europe.

The Alte Pinakothek has a monolithic structure which contains great works of the European masters from the 14th to the 18th century. Some of the great works to be seen includes Raphael’s paintings Madonna Tempi and The Canigiani Holy Family, Peter Paul Rubens self portrait Honeysuckle Bower and Albrecht Dürer’s Four Apostles and Christ-like Self-Portrait.

Munich Neue Pinakothek

Munich Neue Pinakothek

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