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Alte Pinakothek. European painting from the 14th to the 18th century

Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Pietro Perugino, Saint Bernhard’s Vision, c. 1490, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Peter Paul Rubens, The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, 1617/18, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Bartolomé Estéban Murillo, Beggar Boys eating Grapes and Melon, c. 1650, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

175 years ago the Alte Pinakothek opened its doors for the first time.

The entrance hall is part of the reconstruction of 1952 by Hans Döllgast.

German Masters like Dürer, Cranach and Altdorfer are on display in gallery II.

The Rubens Gallery is the heart of the Alte Pinakothek.

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Contact

Barer Straße 27
80333 München

089/23805-216
https://www.pinakothek.de/besuch/alte-pinakothek
info@pinakothek.de

Gallery Hours

Di.u.Mi. 10.00-20.30, Do.-So. 10.00-18.00
barrier-free

The Old Pinakothek ranks with the most important museums of the world. It displays masterpieces of European painting from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and to Baroque and Rococo. In addition to old German classics of Altdorfer, Dürer, and Grünewald, the visitor finds priceless works from the old Netherlands school highlighted by the "Columba-Altar" of Van der Weyden. The Italian arts are magnificently represented by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Titian, and Tiepolo. The Rubens collection provides the heart for the Old Pinakothek. The monumental piece "Judgment Day" sets the tone for the gallery section of the prince of Flemish painters. Eleven works by his contemporary Rembrandt form the nucleus of the extensive collection of Dutch painting in the 17th century.
Masterpieces of French (Poussin, Lorrain) and Spanish (Velázquez, Murillo) paintings round out the comprehensive overview of European painting from the 14th through 18th centuries.

The wealth of the Old Pinakothek holdings owes much to the collecting spirit of the princes in the Wittelsbach family over the past five centuries. After several family branches died out galleries in Düsseldorf, Mannheim, and Zweibrücken sent their valuable works to join the Bavarian Electoral Collection in Munich (around 1800). This magnificent accumulation was expanded in the early 19th century with items from the monastery consolidations and important acquisitions by the art fanatic King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The best items have been housed in the Old Pinakothek since 1836. This structure designed by Leo von Klenze was one of the first independent museums in Germany and was recognized at its opening as the largest gallery building of the world. The severe damage during World War II also destroyed much of the ornate interior decoration. The reconstruction directed by Hans Döllgast rates as an impressive architectural achievement primarily because evidence of the exterior damage has been preserved.

Alte Pinakothek
Jacobus Vrel
19.10.2021 - 24.01.2022

Eigentümlich wirken seine Bilder, verschroben seine Figuren und bühnenhaft seine Straßenszenen. Jacobus Vrel gibt vermeintlich das Alltagsleben holländischer Kleinstädte des 17. Jahrhunderts wieder und erschafft zugleich ganz eigene, geheimnisvolle Welten. Verwechselt wurden seine Werke mit denen berühmterer Meister wie Johannes Vermeer und Pieter de Hooch. So zählen sie heute zum Bestand der weltweit bekanntesten Museen und sind zugleich begehrte Raritäten unter Sammlern. Und dennoch ist der Maler nahezu unbekannt. Lassen Sie sich faszinieren von einem Vorboten der Moderne, einem Maler, der sein Geheimnis erst auf den zweiten Blick offenbart.

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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