WELCOME TO THE PINAKOTHEKEN
the old, new and modern one
The Pinakotheken are among the most renowned art collections in the world. There are three different ones here in Munich: Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne and Neue Pinakothek. The heart of the art area is the Pinakothek der Moderne. In the old Pinakothek there are 700 paintings on display. The names of the artists are well known to all art lovers: Cranach, Altdorfer, Dürer, Botticelli, da Vinci, Raffael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens. The highlight in this art museum is the Rubens Hall with its paintings over 6 meters high. There are European paintings from the 14th to the 18th century. Since 1836 these can be admired on 2 floors, 19 halls and 47 cabinets. The Neue Pinakothek, on the other hand, (which will be closed from 2018 to 2025 due to a general renovation) presents paintings from European art from the Enlightenment to the beginning of modernity and focuses on Classicism, Romanticism, Art Nouveau and Impressionism. The most famous artists of the paintings on display are: Goya, Turner, Caspar David Friedrich, Spitzweg, Delacroix, Renoir, Monet, van Gogh, Klimt and Rodin. The Pinakothek der Moderne, on the other hand, is dedicated to the era from the 20th century. In this building there are four different museums under one roof on 12,000 m²: “The modern art collection of the State Painting Collection”, “The new collection of the Munich Design Museum”, “The Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich” and “The State Graphic Collection”. The collection of modern art shows all directions of classical modern and contemporary art from Expressionism, Cubism, New Objectivity and Bauhaus to Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and Minimal Art. The new collection, however, is treated as the first design museum. Chairs, furniture, jewelery and all sorts of everyday objects, shoes and mobile phones from an inventory of around 80,000 objects are presented in a varied way. In the Architecture Museum, 500,000 drawings and plans by more than 700 architects from the 19th to the 21st century can be seen. The state graphic collection is one of the most important graphic collections in the world. Its inventory includes 350,000 prints and over 45,000 drawings from the 15th century to modern times.