Pinakothek der Moderne

Munich, Germany

The Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art. Designed by German architect Stephan Braunfels, the Pinakothek der Moderne was inaugurated in September 2002 after seven years of construction.

In contrast to other cities Munich was not much affected by the Nazi regime's banning of modern art as 'degenerate art,' since only a few modern paintings were already collected by the Tschudi Contribution in 1905/1914, like the Still Life with Geraniums of Henri Matisse, the collection's first acquisition. Since 1945, however, the collection, previously exhibited in the Haus der Kunst, has grown quickly by purchase, as well as donations by individuals and several foundations. Various art movements of the 20th century are represented in the collection, including Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, New Objectivity, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimal Art.

In addition to a focused collection policy to individual priorities, the portfolio was extended in particular through the collections, Theo Wormland (surrealism), 'Sophie and Emanuel Fohn' (who rescued degenerate art), Woty and Theodor Werner (images of Paul Klee and the Cubists) and the collection of Franz, Duke of Bavaria with contemporary German painters such as Jörg Immendorff and Sigmar Polke.



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Founded: 2002
Category: Museums in Germany


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sepideh em (2 months ago)
We visited on a Sunday afternoon with 1€ ticket it was crowded. For the wardrobe you need cash but you can buy ticket by card. You can also use lockers which needs coin. The place is very well designed, some parts need more explanation but in general if you enjoy spending few hours in contemporary art atmosphere you will enjoy it.
Johannes Lenz (4 months ago)
What can we say about this marvellous place of art that has not yet been said? For example, primary school children are also in good hands here because the museum guides are patient and explain everything. Tip: four exhibits are easily enough for 1 1/2 hours. Then the children will be exhausted. And some adults too. And just this much about the exhibits: exquisite comes closest! I can only recommend this place to anyone who is interested in modern art and at the same time wants to know what made the world tick in the 19th and 20th centuries
Magdalena Bielecka-Grześkowiak (7 months ago)
One of the best contemporary art museums I have ever visited. The exhibition was diverse, intriguing and devoid of pretentiousness. On Sunday, entry cost €1-2.
Benjie Ventura (8 months ago)
I came here on a Sunday and was told its €1 per person on Sundays. I thought it was a nice thing they do that since its more on the other days they’re open. Bags, purses, and umbrellas need to be locked up in a locker which costs €2. Beautiful exhibits of modern Art. I would definitely check this place out!
Maria Zelenina (9 months ago)
Amazingly wide collection of modern art and design. I loved the selection of art pieces according to their “themes” such as “immigration”, “childhood”, etc. Not only the newer and less known artists but also the legendary ones such as couple of pieces from Picasso and Kandinsky.
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