Info The Haus der Kunst (House of Art) is a non-collecting art museum located just north of central Munich at the southern edge of the Englischer Garten. The building was constructed between 1933 and 1937 as a showcase of Nazi architecture. Originally the museum was called the House of German Art. The original exhibition was designed to showcase Germany’s finest art and artists. After WWII occupying American soldiers designated the building P1 because of its address, Prinzregentenstr. 1 and used the building as a casino and officer’s mess hall. In 1946 the building once again began to host small art exhibitions and trade shows. While the venue houses ... more
The decision is still out as to whether Berlin or Munich is Germany’s cultural capital. This battle will likely never be decided. In the meantime, however, it is the traveler, tourist, and fine arts connoisseur who benefits.
Munich was transformed into a city of the arts in the nineteenth century and is now internationally known for its collection of pre-modern and modern art.
Located in the Kunstareal in Maxvorstadt, just north of the city center, Munich’s art galleries are numerous: Alte Pinakothek (pre-modern European paintings), Neue Pinakothek (European paintings from classicism to art nouveau), Pinakothek der Moderne and Museum Brandhorst (both modern art), and Glyptothek (Greek and Roman sculptures) all contribute richly to the Munich art scene.
Besides these main Munich art galleries and museums, the Kunstareal is also home to dozens of smaller galleries and seven different art schools. If for nothing else, an exhibition opening at a smaller art gallery always has free wine.