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Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäum. Valentin & Karlstadt Museeum

The show on Munich Folk Singers presents the first pop attraction of Munich: Fun at any Corner

The skinny stature stands in the centre of Valentin's humour. Valentin as Loreley, 1916

Grimace, about 1930

Karl Valentin was one of the pioneers of german cinema. Yet his first picture was made in 1912

Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt. Photo taken by Lotte Jacobi in Berlin 1928

Valentin gets entangled in a philosophical discourse about coincidence in „The Orchestra Rehearsal“.

„I am not aware of any fear, apart from when I'm scared“. Inhalation creates relief to his asthma

Valentin at the peak of his career. Guest performance at the Kabarett der Komiker, Berlin 1928

Head Covered with Moss of Papa Geis, he watches moss growing on himself as an eternal student.

Valentins Tour as a musical clown together with his home-made Orchestrion ends up in a desaster, 1907

The Robber Knights aiming at Munich, Valentins feature-length play acts in front of the city gate

Valentin and Karlstadt as musical clowns in The Elflock-stricken Music Stand, 1928

Nosediving into the Audience, drafted poster by Ludwig Greiner, around 1918

Liesl Karlstadt the congenial partner of Valentin excels through her extraordinary changeableness

Karl Valentin as the musical genius Ludwig von Beethoven, around 1907.

The slums in the fringe areas served as the cradle of the Folk Singers, the Munich Blues was created

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Contact

Tal 50
80331 München

089/223266
http://www.valentin-musaeum.de
info@valentin-musaeum.de

Gallery Hours

Mo., Di., Do. 11.01-17.29, Fr. u. Sa. 11.01-17.59, So. 10.01-17.59; 1. Fr. im Monat Programm und Abendöffnung bis 21.59
not accessible

The Isartor, an important city gate, has housed the Valentin-Karlstadt-Museeum since 1959. The life and influential career of Karl Valentin and his charming partner Liesl Karlstadt are displayed employing a mix of informative units and peculiar surprises. Testimonials include personal objects, original documents, photographs, post cards, and the Valentinian Panoptikum of differently expressed items like the legendary winter toothpick and the melted snow sculpture as well as numerous audio and video features. The cinema brings the multi-media genius of Liesl Karlstadt and Karl Valentin back to life. The Finger exhibit of the museum presents the development of the first "pop culture" in Munich. Highlight of any "museeum" tour is a visit to the tower tavern under the roof of the southern tower of the Isartor. Over the years an additional collection with special Munich originals has grown here. On the first Friday of every month the site hosts music, readings or cabaret. Special exhibits regularly jump into the schedule of museum events.

On September 17, 1959 the Valentin-Museeum opened its doors. The invitations sent out for this event were bricks weighing four kilograms (nine pounds). The individual efforts of the artist Hannes König – with support from friends and Munich residents – made it possible to utilize the war-damaged southern tower to house the museum with bare necessities. The model for the design here was Karl Valentin’s own Tavern of the Knights, a combination of basement bar, stage, and peculiar displays.
In the 1960s and 1970s it became a pilgrimage site for fans of Karl Valentin. The renovation of 1971/72 created exhibit rooms in the northern tower. Hannes König brought this collection together and donated it to the City of Munich. Besides numerous memorabilia on Karl Valentin, Liesl Karlstadt, and the Munich folk singers, the building also houses a contribution from Christian Boltanski with pictures and documents from his works of the 1970s. Since the opening of the Liesl Karlstadt-Cabinet in 2001 the Valentin-Karlstadt-Museeum sports the names of both protagonists. The framework in the rooms was renovated in 2007/08, whereby the exhibits were newly designed and fitted for the visual effects of their time.
The museum has been privately operated since 1959.

Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäum
Musik, Krawall und andere schöne Künste
14.05.2020 - 08.09.2020

München, das Zentrum von kritischen Klängen und traditionsbewusster Weltläufigkeit? Volksmusik nach dem 2. Weltkrieg schien ja hierzulande lange Zeit eine Sache fernsehtauglich domestizierter Stubenmusik zu sein, während radiokompatibles deutsches Schlagertum oder anglo-amerikanischer Mainstream das Radio bevölkerten. Die Wiederaneignung eher widerspenstiger volksmusikalischer Traditionen, die Begegnung mit geistesverwandter Weltmusik und die Lust am Überschreiten von Genregrenzen hat in unserem Großstadtdorf musikalische Entwicklungen in Gang gesetzt, die sich sperrig dem Mainstream in den Weg legen.So lautet das Motto des Münchner Labels Trikont „Our own Voice – Unsere eigene Stimme“, das an vielen dieser Entwicklungen maßgeblich beteiligt war und ist. Bis heute bietet der Output von Independent-Labels Inspiration und Ermutigung für Musiker und Hörer gleichermaßen. Die Ausstellung widmet sich einigen dieser Inspirationsquellen, zeigt Entwicklungslinien und belegt Einflüsse, die bis in die Zukunft reichen. Dabei lassen wir den Kontext nicht außer Acht, zeigen Schlaglichter auf die Münchner Szenen der 60er bis 90er Jahre, erinnern an verschwundene wie aktuelle lokale Plattenlabels und werfen gelegentlich einen Blick auf den jeweiligen Zeitgeist.

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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