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Barer Straße 40
80333 München

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Di.-So. 10.00-18.00, Do. -20.00 Studiensaal (Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, 80333 München): Di. 10.00–13.00 und 14.00–17.00, Do. 10.00–13.00 und 14.00–18.00, Fr. 10.00–12.30
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Its holdings of more than 50,000 drawings and 350,000 prints cover every period from the 13th century to the present day. Special focuses are the single leaf woodcuts and engravings of the 15th century, early German drawings and prints of the Dürer period, Italian Renaissance drawings, and Netherlandish prints of the 16th and 17th centuries. The highlights also include German drawings of the Baroque period and the 19th century, especially from the artists circle patronized by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, and the renowned holdings of German art of the second half of the 19th century. Key examples of Classical Modernism and major works by international artists and printmakers from the postwar period to the present day form an emphasis of recent acquisition policy, resulting in important holdings of contemporary art that bolster the museum's international reputation.

The origins of the collection go back to 1758, when the Cabinet of Engravings and Drawings was founded at Mannheim Castle by Prince Elector Carl Theodor of the Palatinate. The collection moved to Munich shortly before the year 1800. Its holdings experienced a considerable expansion during the period of secularization.
The study room and depots of the Graphische Sammlung are located at Katharina-von-Bora-Strasse 10. Changing exhibitions are held in its spaces at the Pinakothek der Moderne on Barer Strasse 40.

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München / Pinakothek der Moderne
Olafur Eliasson - WATERcolours
07.06.2018 - 02.09.2018

Without doubt, the Danish installation artist of Icelandic origin, Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967), is one of the most outstanding artists of our times. Like no other, he captures the imagination of people around the globe – also outside the museum world – with his large art projects. His drawings are still of central importance to his work that encompasses all other media. Initial ideas are formulated in drawings that the artist refers to time and again in the course of a project. The impression is given that Eliasson’s thought process is recorded in such drawings. The comprehensive exhibition ‘WATERcolours‘ at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München is a world premiere that presents Olafur Eliasson’s multifaceted skills as a draughtsman for the first time. The curatorial idea is to show the close emotional and intellectual congruence between his drawings and his installation art and to let them be re-lived as a sensuous experience.

23.08.18 18:30
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München / Pinakothek der Moderne

Olafur Eliasson. WASSERfarben


Veranstaltungstyp: Kuratorenführung


Sprache: deutsch

29.08.18 11:00
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München / Pinakothek der Moderne

Struktur des Zufalls. Zur Ausstellung Olafur Eliasson

Für den dänischen Künstler Olafur Eliasson gilt die Zeichnung als Ausgangspunkt seines gesamten künstlerischen Schaffens. Mit ihr hält er Gedanken, Gefühle und Strukturen auf Papier fest. In einer Führung erfahren wir, wie der Künstler mit Hilfe von Licht, Farbe und Linie aus diesen Zeichnungen dreidimensionale Räume entstehen lässt. Im praktischen Teil nähern wir uns in eigenen Materialskizzen der Frage, wie sich gezeichnete Linien und geometrische Formen in räumliche Objekte verwandeln können

Veranstaltungstyp: Workshop


Sprache: deutsch

30.08.18 18:30
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München / Pinakothek der Moderne

Olafur Eliasson. WASSERfarben


Veranstaltungstyp: Kuratorenführung


Sprache: deutsch

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