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Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Artmuseum

Lenbachhaus

Lenbachhaus

Lenbachhaus Interieur

Franz Marc, Blue Horse, 1911

August Macke, Turkish Café, 1914

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Shop 1975 - 2015, Detail

Kunstbau, Dan Flavin

  • Kunstareal
  • Art

Contact

Luisenstraße 33
80333 München

089/233-32000
http://www.lenbachhaus.de
lenbachhaus@muenchen.de

Gallery Hours

Di. 10.00-20.00, Mi.-So. 10.00-18.00
fully accessible

With a magnificent donation from Gabriele Münter, on the occasion of ther eightieth birthday 1957, the Städtische Galerie came into possession of an outstanding collection of works by Wassily Kandinsky and by Münter herself, as well as many works by their other artist friends in the Blue Rider Circle, that turned the Lenbachhaus overnight into a museum of world significance. The main works of these artistic personalities join the collection of world-renowned painting by Franz Marc, August Macke, Paul Klee, and Alexey Jawlensky, namely the "Blue Horse" or "Turkish Café".
Since the 1970s the museum has been presenting the important trends and artists of the international contemporary art world and collecting contemporary art. Starting with the acquisition in 1980 of Joseph Beuys's "Zeige deine Wunde" (Show Your Wound) (1974–1975), the museum shifted its focus towards collecting representative works and groups of works.
The Lenbachhaus was remodeled and extended by the international architectural practice Foster + Partners and was reopened in May 2013.

The former villa of Munich's "painting prince" Franz von Lenbach was expanded through the designs of Gabriel Seidl between 1887 and 1891. Lenbach commissioned the architect to employ Tuscany style for this representative studio and residence to be built on the royal street connecting the Residence and the Nymphenburg Castle. This proximity to the Pinakotheks and the Glyptothek helped shape the present Kunstareal.
When the Lenbachhaus became a city museum in 1926 the architect Hans Grässel designed the north wing as addition fitting to the existing structure outside, and employing modern objective architecture within. In 1972 the cultural programs of the Olympic Games in Munich saw fit to realize a second extension which is now being replaced within the framework of the present renovation. The architectural office of Forster + Partners is executing a delicate, historically conscious restructuring and addition to the existing landmark. The exhibit halls of the museum, the services, and general facilities will open in 2013 on the highest level of international standards. At the same time, the general ambience and charm of the former artist villa remain.
The artistic exhibit structure on the mezzanine level of the subway station Königsplatz has expanded the area of the Lenbachhaus since 1994 and remains open during the renovation.

Lenbachhaus
The Blue Rider
03.02.2016 - 31.12.2018

The museum's second floor invites visitors to discover the extraordinary riches of the world's largest collection of works by the artists of the "Blue Rider" circle. Selected major works of post-Expressionist art and the New Objectivity round out the display. Buoyed by their productive collaboration in Murnau and Munich, the artists around Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, Alexej Jawlensky, and Marianne von Werefkin formally established the "Blue Rider". The new group's first exhibition was held at Galerie Thannhauser in Munich in the winter of 1911 and also included works by newcomers to the circle such as August Macke and Heinrich Campendonk. A second show, at Munich's Galerie Goltz in the spring of 1912, featured art by Paul Klee and Alfred Kubin as well. An ample selection of all these artists' works is on view in the presentation of the museum's "Blue Rider" collection.

Lenbachhaus
Picture Perfect – Views from the 19th Century
20.02.2017 - 31.12.2018

The nineteenth century is the age of pictures. Visual art was seen by larger audiences than ever before. The motifs that were invented then still define our ideas of romantic feeling, of sadness and beauty. Artists—women and men—powerfully shaped the culture of their time; the spectrum of themes deemed worthy of depiction expanded substantially, and "picture perfect" became the highest form of praise. The art of the period lets us glimpse inside the studios and showcases tourist attractions, speaks of artists’ attachment to their native lands and their yearning for nature and a less constricted way of life, or captures the self-representation of the bourgeoisie and the grand "theater" of modern life. The reinterpretation and rearrangement of the museum’s rich holdings of nineteenth-century art seeks to offer fresh perspectives on a visual culture that continues to inform how we see the world.

Lenbachhaus
Mentally Yellow. High Noon
06.05.2017 - 08.10.2018

An exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich. Assembled by Hans-Gerd and Doris Riemer, Bonn, the KiCo Collection has been hosted by the two museums in Bonn and Munich since the mid-1990s. Initially focused on monochrome color painting, it has steadily grown over the course of two decades to encompass a wide spectrum of contemporary art, including several expansive installations. In purchasing new art, the Riemers have sought to buy complete ensembles or entire self-contained rooms. The works are given on permanent loan to the public museums, and decisions concerning acquisitions are made in close collaboration and coordination between the collectors and the two museums.

Lenbachhaus
Gabriele Münter
31.10.2017 - 08.04.2018

Gabriele Münter was a photographer before she was a painter. She took her first pictures around 1900, during a stay in the United States. She started painting soon after and never stopped—she worked on her art almost every day for the rest of her life. And Gabriele Münter went to the movies! She was an open-minded artist who embraced experimentation; many of her accomplishments have lingered in obscurity because her oeuvre has generally been studied through the narrow lens of her life and her relationship with Kandinsky. That is why the focus of attention has been almost entirely on her pictures from the "Blue Rider" years. Art lovers usually associate Münter’s name with German Expressionism, with Murnau and her home in the picturesque small town, now a museum dedicated to her and Kandinsky’s work. Yet Münter’s art was far more multifaceted, imaginative, and stylistically diverse than most people are aware.

Lenbachhaus
Joseph Beuys. Impeccable Pictures 1945-1984
14.11.2017 - 18.03.2018

It was at documenta III in the summer of 1964 that Lothar Schirmer first saw drawings by Joseph Beuys. The following spring—he was just twenty years old and had initiated a correspondence with the artist—he visited Beuys, arguably the preeminent German artist of the twentieth century, in his studio in Düsseldorf. The set of drawings he purchased on that occasion became the foundation for a steadily growing collection of hand drawings and prints by Beuys; with the artist’s active support, he also added objects, sculptures, and environments.

Lenbachhaus
I'm a Believer. pop art and Contemporary Art from the Lenbachhaus and the KiCo Foundation
20.03.2018 - 15.10.2018

The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus mounted a first solo exhibition of Warhol’s work early on. And the Lenbachhaus was the scene of the legendary encounter between Warhol and Joseph Beuys. This history is the point of departure for the exhibition “I’m a Believer. Pop Art and contemporary art from the Lenbachhaus and the KiCo Foundation.” It opens with classical positions: Andy Warhol, Thomas Bayrle, Ulrike Ottinger, and Hannsjörg Voth. The display then wends its way past Sigmar Polke’s “German Pop” and Stephen Shore’s photographs of North America’s suburbs to contemporary champions of the popular in visual art. With works by Thomas Bayrle, Gerard Byrne, Miriam Cahn, Willie Doherty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Isa Genzken, Bruno Gironcoli, Judith Hopf, Maria Lassnig, Daniel Man, Michaela Melián, Ulrike Ottinger, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Pietro Sanguineti, Stephen Shore, Amy Sillman, Hannsjörg Voth, and Andy Warhol.

Lenbachhaus
Stephan Dillemuth. Regular 10 Euros. Reduced 5.
17.04.2018 - 09.09.2018

Stephan Dillemuth is an artist of many hats. He appears as a newscaster introducing a video by Stephan Dillemuth; as a painter chain smoking while awaiting inspiration; as Friedrich Nietzsche grousing about Richard Wagner; and—in his longest running role to date—as a professor of art pedagogy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. The parts that artists play in society are of pivotal importance in the work of the artist and teacher who is based in Bad Wiessee and Munich. Employing an open-ended research method which he terms 'bohemistic,' he probes possible forms of artistic life and work: the German life reform movement, Munich's Bohemia, the workers' theater, the art academy. Playfully, that is, by means of art and teaching, Dillemuth investigates the shifting notion of what constitutes the public sphere: What does art and being an artist signify in a time fundamentally and aggressively shaped by a global economy—an era that Dillemuth dubs 'Corporate Rococo'?

Lenbachhaus
raster-noton: White Circle
10.05.2018 - 08.07.2018

“White Circle” is a work of light and sound art created in 2016 to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of raster-noton, a record label dedicated to electronic music. The walk-in installation consists of a ring of fluorescent tubes that respond individually to musical impulses and illuminate the room. Compositions for the installation were commissioned from artists who release on raster-noton. Five pieces by alva noto, byetone, Kangding Ray, and Frank Bretschneider play in a continuous loop, modeling the interplay between sound, light, and architecture in different ways. Installation view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSIGz0Kk8Ac

Lenbachhaus
Dan Flavin. Untitled (for Ksenija)
14.07.2018 - 30.09.2018

Dan Flavin (1933–1996) developed the expansive light installation “Untitled (for Ksenija)” in 1994, on occasion of the inauguration of the Kunstbau, which had been transformed into an exhibition space by the architect Uwe Kiessler. Heiner and Philippa Friedrich, New York, donated the work to the Lenbachhaus in memory of their parents, Erika and Harald Friedrich and Dominique and John de Menil. Flavin was a preeminent representative of Minimal Art, a movement whose crucial intervention was to radically reduce the means of art-making to the objective realities of simple formal structures. The works are manufactured to industrial standards, effacing any traces of individual creative articulation. Flavin’s four light lines respond to the Kunstbau’s specific architectural qualities, emphasizing the characteristic curvature of the elongated hall, which stretches for roughly 360 feet. The colorful light produces intense chromatic reflections and fuses with the architecture thus creating a uni

Lenbachhaus
Fantastic! Alfred Kubin and the Blue Rider
09.10.2018 - 17.02.2019

The Austrian graphic artist Alfred Kubin (1877–1959) is often counted among the founding members of the Blue Rider, but little is known about his specific relationships with the other artists in the circle. This groundbreaking exhibition presents a rich selection of works, documents, and photographs to trace the complex history of personal entanglements and mutual creative inspiration. It has been largely forgotten that Kubin’s first exhibition in Munich in 1904--showcasing his renowned and sensational early work with its drastic visions of compulsive drives and psychological obsessions, opening a door to the “darkroom of the modern soul,”– was–presented by Wassily Kandinsky’s artists’ association Phalanx.

18.02.18 10:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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18.02.18 12:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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18.02.18 14:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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18.02.18 16:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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19.02.18 10:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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19.02.18 12:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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19.02.18 14:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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19.02.18 16:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

 

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20.02.18 10:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

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20.02.18 12:15
Lenbachhaus

Führung Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife


Öffentliche Führung zur Sonderausstellung "Gabriele Münter - Malen ohne Umschweife" im Kunstbau.

Am Montag finden keine Führungen statt.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

 

Sprache: deutsch

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