Neue Pinakothek

From Goya to Picasso

“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.

The Neue Pinakothek is closed to the public for structural reasons and in preparation for a comprehensive renovation scheme until 2025. You can also experience the art of the Neue Pinakothek digitally: In the online collection of the Pinakotheken a total of 25,000 works of art are listed.

A selection of masterpieces of 19th-century art will be shown from the summer of 2019 onwards on the groundfloor of the Alte Pinakothek (East Wing) and in the Sammlung Schack.

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.

Good to know: Munich Card holders are entitled to a reduced admission fee. If one owns the Munich City Pass, the entrance is free of charge. No matter which card you choose, the public transport is included.



Photo: Christian Kasper


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