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Neue Pinakothek

Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Caspar David Friedrich, Summer, 1807, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Carl Spitzweg, The Poor Poet, 1839, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

J. M. William Turner, Ostende, 1844, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Eduard Manet, Monet Painting on his Studio Boat, 1874, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Arnold Böcklin, Playing in the Waves, 1883, Neue Pinakothek, München

Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Flora, c. 1870/1880, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Vincent van Gogh, View of Arles, 1889, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Paul Gauguin, The Birth - Te tamari no atua, 1896, Neue Pinakothek, Munich

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Barer Str. 29
80799 München

Tel. 089/23805-195
info (at) pinakothek.de

Gallery Hours

Mi. 10.00-20.00, Do.-Mo. 10.00-18.00
fully accessible


The Neue Pinakothek was the first museum for contemporary art. The museum provides an overview of European art from the Enlightenment to the early days of Modernism. Following the complete destruction of the original building during the Second World War, the architect Alexander von Branca was commissioned to design the present museum which opened its doors in 1981.
The private collection, assembled by Ludwig I of
Bavaria, forms the corpus of the museum’s holdings, comprising landscapes, genre scenes and history painting in particular. Works by the German Romantic artists form one focus and include paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Blechen and the Nazarenes Schadow and Overbeck. Works by von Schwind and Spitzweg, as well as of the so called German Romans von Marées, Feuerbach and Böcklin also formed part of Ludwig I’s collection. Great pre-Impressionist painters such as Menzel, Leibl and his circle intensified the use of a painterly characteristic style in their works and represent the transition to German Impressionism represented by Liebermann, Corinth and Slevogt.
Works by Courbet, Cézanne, Renoir, van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Rodin, virtually unknown at that time, add to the importance of the collection in the Neue Pinakothek, as do major works by Manet, Monet and Klimt.

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