Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

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Art aficionados were waiting in anticipation for the reopening of this exquisite late-19th-century Florentine-style villa, the former home and studio of the artist Franz von Lenbach (1836–1904). In the middle of the 19th century, Munich was one of the most important art centers in Europe, and in the 1880s, Lenbach was one of the most famous artists in Germany. He painted Germany's Chancellor Bismarck around 80 times. Nowadays, Lenbachhaus is home to the stunning assemblage of art from the early-20th-century Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) group: Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky, Macke, Marc, and Münter. Indeed, only New York's Guggenheim comes close to holding as many works from a group that was at the forefront in the development of abstract art. There are also vivid pieces from the New Objectivity movement, and a variety of local Munich artists are represented here. Renowned British architecture firm Foster+Partners was commissioned with the renovation work, and crucially... READ MORE

Art aficionados were waiting in anticipation for the reopening of this exquisite late-19th-century Florentine-style villa, the former home and studio of the artist Franz von Lenbach (1836–1904). In the middle of the 19th century, Munich was one of the most important art centers in Europe, and in the 1880s, Lenbach was one of the most famous artists in Germany. He painted Germany's Chancellor Bismarck around 80 times. Nowadays, Lenbachhaus is home to the stunning assemblage of art from the early-20th-century Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) group: Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky, Macke, Marc, and Münter. Indeed, only New York's Guggenheim comes close to holding as many works from a group that was at the forefront in the development of abstract art. There are also vivid pieces from the New Objectivity movement, and a variety of local Munich artists are represented here. Renowned British architecture firm Foster+Partners was commissioned with the renovation work, and crucially to design a new building on the grounds. Now with the addition of a significant Joseph Beuys collection, its new gallery and renovated exhibition spaces were met with great acclaim on the museum's unveiling in spring 2013. The adjoining Kunstbau (art building) within the Königsplatz U-bahn station hosts changing exhibitions of modern art.

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Luisenstr. 33
Munich, Bavaria  80333, Germany

089-2333–2000

www.lenbachhaus.de/?L=1

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