Home  Museums A-Z  Pinakothek der Moderne

Pinakothek der Moderne. Four museums under one roof

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Sammlung Moderne Kunst on the first floor (Blinky Palermo © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011)

Stairs to the first floor with an art work by Jeff Wall

In its own rooms on the ground floor the Architekturmuseum presents temporary exhibitions.

Gallery rooms of the Architekturmuseum

The basement belongs to the Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich

Gallery rooms of the Neue Sammlung – the International Design Museum Munich

The corridor with glass cabinets of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The corridor with glass cabinets of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung shows temporary exhibitions in their own rooms.

  • Kunstareal
  • Art


Barer Straße 40
80333 München


Gallery Hours

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

Working in conjunction with each other under one roof in the Pinakothek der Moderne are four independent museums: the Modern Art Collection (Sammlung Moderne Kunst) of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, the Architecture Museum of the Technical University Munich (Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München) and the State Graphics Collection Munich (Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München). The supra-disciplinary focus of the Pinakothek der Moderne preserves the identity of the individual collections while at the same time presenting their inter-related parts in a wider cultural context.
On the ground floor are the showrooms of the Architecture Museum of the TU Munich and the State Graphics Collection Munich. Both museums display alternating exhibits from their holdings or special exhibitions. The rooms "emporär 1 + 2"on the ground floor, each 400 sqm, are used by all four institutions for changing exhibitions. The first upper level belongs to the Modern Art Collection with the representative works of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, and Pablo Picasso, among others, along with noteworthy artists since 1960: Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Donald Judd, and Gerhard Richter. Contemporary artistic positions, photography and new media art are also on display. Changing presentations of present-day art are shown in room 21. In the basement are the showrooms of Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum with design exhibits. The large showcases at the entrance present examples from the areas that make up the collection: products from industrial culture and the applied arts. The focus rooms are devoted to automobile design and computer culture. The exhibition space of the Danner Rotunda in the second basement is dedicated to furniture design and contemporary jewellery.

With its extensive collections and a total exhibition space of around 12,000 sqm, the Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the largest museums of 20th and 21st century art and design in the world. Its dimensions are comparable to those of the Centre Pompidou in Paris or the Tate Modern in London. Opened in September 2002 and designed by Stephan Braunfels, the building features an open and generous architecture that creates links between the individual genres and provides visitors with constantly changing and surprising insights. The Pinakothek der Moderne sees itself as a forum for active dialogue. As well as being a haven for contemplation and concentration, it also acts as a platform for experimentation, where one can actively engage in contemporary discussions on art and try out new strategies. A multi-facetted, interdisciplinary program of events and art appreciation enriches the interaction of the arts.

Pinakothek der Moderne
Anish Kapoor – Rotunde 20/21
16.09.2020 - 15.08.2021

Mit vier Museen zu Kunst, Graphik, Architektur sowie Design unter einem Dach gehört die Pinakothek der Moderne zu den größten Sammlungshäusern Europas. Das Zentrum des Hauses ist die gläserne Rotunde, die als lebendiger Ort der Begegnung dient. Seit 2019 wird die Rotunde regelmäßig alternierend mit einem ortsspezifisch geschaffenen Werk bespielt. Anish Kapoor zählt zu den weltweit einflussreichsten Bildhauern der Gegenwart. Für die Rotunde im Mittelpunkt der Pinakothek der Moderne hat der Künstler auf Einladung der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen eine ortsspezifische Skulptur geschaffen, die zum 16. September 2020, exakt 18 Jahre nach Eröffnung der Pinakothek der Moderne, installiert wird. Kapoors Werk wird dem Betrachter ein neues Erlebnis des Raumes ermöglichen und für elf Monate einen Fixpunkt im Münchner Kunstareal schaffen.

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

Calendar of events

< October - 2020 >
Mo Di Mi Do Fr Sa So
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31