“From Goya to Picasso” is the motto of the Neue Pinakothek (New Pinakothek): explore paintings and sculptures, ranging from the late 1700s, through the 1800s all the way to the early 20th century.
When King Ludwig I. gave his speech at the opening of the Neue Pinakothek in 1853, he dedicated the building to “art from this century and beyond.” In doing so, he founded Europe’s first public museum dedicated solely to contemporary art.
Even today, the museum is still home to world famous paintings and sculptures, such as “Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh and “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet. Works by other ground-breaking modern artists, such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Auguste Rodin, are joined by pieces from artists movements, like the “German Romans” and the Nazarene movement.
Following its destruction in the Second World War, the building was redesigned by the architect Alexander von Branca and reopened in 1981. It is one of Germany’s finest post-war museum buildings.
The museum’s Restaurant Hunsinger keeps visitors feeling refreshed during the day with a selection of light meals, coffee and cake – before turning into a top-class fish restaurant in the evening.