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Barer Straße 40
80333 München

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Di.-So. 10.00-18.00, Do. -20.00 Studiensaal (Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, 80333 München): Di. 10.00–13.00 und 14.00–17.00, Do. 10.00–13.00 und 14.00–18.00, Fr. 10.00–12.30
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Its holdings of more than 50,000 drawings and 350,000 prints cover every period from the 13th century to the present day. Special focuses are the single leaf woodcuts and engravings of the 15th century, early German drawings and prints of the Dürer period, Italian Renaissance drawings, and Netherlandish prints of the 16th and 17th centuries. The highlights also include German drawings of the Baroque period and the 19th century, especially from the artists circle patronized by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, and the renowned holdings of German art of the second half of the 19th century. Key examples of Classical Modernism and major works by international artists and printmakers from the postwar period to the present day form an emphasis of recent acquisition policy, resulting in important holdings of contemporary art that bolster the museum's international reputation.

The origins of the collection go back to 1758, when the Cabinet of Engravings and Drawings was founded at Mannheim Castle by Prince Elector Carl Theodor of the Palatinate. The collection moved to Munich shortly before the year 1800. Its holdings experienced a considerable expansion during the period of secularization.
The study room and depots of the Graphische Sammlung are located at Katharina-von-Bora-Strasse 10. Changing exhibitions are held in its spaces at the Pinakothek der Moderne on Barer Strasse 40.

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München / Pinakothek der Moderne
SketchBookHistory - Sketchbooks from the Collection of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
22.02.2018 - 21.05.2018

For centuries, drawing and writing in sketchbooks has been an essential component of artistic practice. The graphic traces in the books are characterised by both their extreme immediacy and their heterogeneity, allowing perceptions, thoughts and memories to be preserved, structured, and reflected upon. At the same time, sketchbooks provide a safe space for developing new visual ideas beyond all aesthetic expectations and conventions. With this exhibition, the theme of the sketchbook will for the first time take centre stage in a comprehensive museum display. The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München has in its care more than 260 sketchbooks – kept by painters, illustrators, sculptors, architects, as well as travel sketchbooks – ranging from the 18th century right up to the present day. Utilising this rich collection, the exhibition will trace the evolutionary history of the medium, and – progressing through the centuries right up to the present – initiate dialogues between sketchbooks, artists and viewers.

24.04.18 18:00
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München / Pinakothek der Moderne

Vortrag: Skizzenbuchgeschichte(n)

Die Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München bewahrt mehr als 260 Skizzenbücher von Künstlern und Künstlerinnen. Die Ausstellung zeichnet nun erstmals die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Mediums nach und entwirft eine Typologie. Über die Jahrhunderte hinweg bis in die Gegenwart entstehen Begegnungen und Dialoge: Die Bücher beginnen, ihre je eigene Geschichte zu erzählen!

Veranstaltungstyp: Vortrag


Sprache: deutsch

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