Pinakothek der Moderne

Located in the city centre of Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne is a modern art museum. Along with the Neue Pinakothek, the Museum Brandhorst and The Alte Pinakothek, it is a part of Munich’s “Kunstareal”. With four major museums displaying works on paper, art, design and architecture under single roof, the Pinakothek der Moderne is amongst world’s best collections of 20th and 21st century art.

Munich Pinakothek der Moderne

Munich Pinakothek der Moderne

Stephan Braunfels, the German architect designed the museum and it was inaugurated after seven years of construction in the year 2002. The rectilinear portico, dominated by grey and white concrete, has high rising columns and large windows, and the columns support the extensive canopied roof.

Each four corners of the building hold a special collection. The museum thus has different space for Architecture, Art, Works on Paper and Design. The Pinakothek der Moderne unifies in one building the “Staatliche Graphische Sammlung” (National Collection of Works on Paper), the “Neue Sammlung” (‘New Collection’: National Museum for Design and Applied Arts), the “Sammlung Moderne Kunst” (National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Arts) with the “Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität”.

The museum also reflects international contemporary art. Works of Lucio Fontana, Jannis Kounellis, Donald Judd, George Segal and others are displayed in the gallery of the east wing, in the first floor.

Munich Pinakothek der Moderne

Munich Pinakothek der Moderne

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