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Museum Brandhorst. Contemporary Art Collection

Museum Brandhorst

Museum Brandhorst

Cy Twombly’s Lepanto series has its own room at the Museum Brandhorst (© Cy Twombly)

Twombly’s rose paintings are featured on the upper floor of the Museum Brandhorst (© Cy Twombly)

Franz West, The Fragile on its cloak, 2007, Installation of 7 sculptures (© Franz West)

Eric Fischl, Living Room No. 3 (spinning), 2002 (© Eric Fischl)

Robert Gober, Untitled Leg, 1990 (© Robert Gober)

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (Rimbaud), 1980 (courtesy Jannis Kounellis)

  • Kunstareal
  • Art

Contact

Theresienstraße 35 a
80333 München

089/23805-2286
http://www.museum-brandhorst.de
info@museum-brandhorst.de

Gallery Hours

Di.–So. 10.00–18.00, Do. 10.00–20.00
fully accessible

In 2009 the Brandhorst Museum opened in the Pinakothek neighborhood. With its impressive contemporary art collection it complements the other institutions in the Kunstareal. The collection includes over 1,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and moving images works of trailblazing artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. When Udo and Anette Brandhorst began collecting in 1971 they first concentrated on works from Classic Modernism (Kasimir Malewitsch, Kurt Schwitters, Pablo Picasso among others). But soon, they turned their attention to a more recent period of art, which has fundamentally changed our view of what art is: the 1960s and 1970s with European and American artists such as Joseph Beuys, Blinky Palermo, Sigmar Polke, but also John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, and Richard Tuttle.  Over 100 works by Andy Warhol make it one of the most important collections of works by the iconic pop artist in Europe.  The most extraordinary part of the collection are 170 works in different media by the American artist Cy Twombly; it is the second largest collection of his works anywhere in the world.  Artworks by Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, and Christopher Wool demonstrate the increasing dedication to the contemporary art production.

The spectacular façade of the Museum Brandhorst is without a doubt a real eye-catcher. With its cladding of 36,000 multi-colored ceramic rods, the façade highlights the varied color world of its surroundings, and complements the museums, universities, and galleries in this Kunstareal. The museum was designed by the Berlin architects of Sauerbruch Hutton. For the museum they developed different types of gallery spaces, varying from intimate cabinets reflecting the way art is observed in private rooms to generously proportioned halls that provide space for some of the museum’s most prominent works. This is at its most striking in the presentation of Cy Twombly’s twelve-part "Lepanto" cycle, which was originally painted for the 2001 Venice Biennale.  A polygonal exhibition space was designed especially to house it.
In 1993, Udo and Anette Brandhorst set up a foundation to promote the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, donating their own collection to it. The Brandhorst Collection entered the Brandhorst Museum as permanent loan with its opening in 2009. Since then, the Bavarian State Painting Collections have been responsible for the care and presentation of the collection as well as academic research into the artworks.

Museum Brandhorst
Lucy McKenzie
10.09.2020 - 21.02.2021

Lucy McKenzie (geb. 1977 in Glasgow), bekannt für ihren malerischen Einsatz illusionistischer Trompe-l'oeil- Effekte und architektonisch skalierte Installationen, etablierte sich schnell als eine der bemerkenswertesten Künstlerinnen ihrer Generation. Die in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der Künstlerin selbst entwickelte Ausstellung wird mit über 100 Werken aus der Zeit von 1997 bis heute erstmals den gesamten Umfang ihres Schaffens untersuchen. Beispiele aus allen bedeutenden Werkgruppen der Künstlerin sind versammelt, angefangen bei frühen Gemälden, die sich auf Popmusik und die Olympischen Spiele in der Ära des Kalten Krieges beziehen, über ihre anschließende Auseinandersetzung mit den Traditionen der schottischen und osteuropäischen Wandmalerei und der belgischen Illustration bis zu großformatigen Gemälden, die auf Grundlage von historischen Baustilen entstanden. Ebenfalls enthalten sind Werke aus ihrem kollaborativen Modelabel und Forschungsbüro Atelier E.B. und jüngste Arbeiten, die die Grenzen zwischen Malerei, Skulptur und Möbel verwischen und zum Teil speziell für die Ausstellung entwickelt wurden

Angebote des Museumspädagogischen Zentrums (MPZ)
Familien- und Ferienaktionen, Geburtstage für Kinder und Jugendliche im Museum, Veröffentlichungen, Programme für Klassen aller Schularten und Jahrgangsstufen und Kindertagesstätten, Fortbildungen

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