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Best Contemporary Art in Munich

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American Contemporary Art Gallery

American Contemporary Art Gallery celebrates art that belongs to the genre of Abstract Expressionism. A form of pictorial art that breaks away completely from classical depiction of ideas, the art belonging to this genre is open to many interpretations. The gallery houses paintings of some of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism including Sam Francis, Adolph Gottlieb and Richard Pousette-Dart.

Munich, Germany
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Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung

Located in downtown Munich, this gallery, run by the HypoVereinsbank Stiftung (a cultural foundation established by one of Germany's biggest banks) hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions of painting and sculpture,from the arena of contemporary art and cultural history. Experience the true meaning of art as you explore the works of numerous contemporary artists and indulge your artistic streak.

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Rathausgalerie

The Rathausgalerie, located in the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), presents exhibitions of local art and culture, particularly by groups of local artists. The aim has always been to give a boost to the local art scene. The winners of the Munich Art Prize also have their work shown here. Admission is free.

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Galerie Terminus

Enjoying a convenient location in the city center, Galerie Terminus is one of the most renowned contemporary art galleries in Munich. Established in 1997, it has since then racked up an impressive artist roster including the likes of George Baselitz, Tony Cragg and Robert Rauschenberg. However, it's not all about the big names here; even relatively unknown artists are given a chance to get their work noticed. This gallery has participated in international art fairs like Art Miami.

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Haus der Kunst

Haus der Kunst gallery presents a historical and architectural challenge: opened in the Nazi era as the 'House of German Art' and home to notorious exhibitions such as 'An overview of degenerate art', the building was immediately closed after the War. Renovated and reopened in the early nineties, the gallery has now become an internationally renowned exhibition center under the directorship of the multi-talented Christoph Vitali. There is no permanent collection, but temporary exhibitions with interesting events (museum nights, concerts, readings) are held regularly.

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Pinakothek der Moderne

Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the city's esteemed institutions displaying art in various forms. The gallery presents itself as a platform for a dialogue between art connoisseurs and artists. Most of their exhibits belong to the 20th Century and they also have a few 21st-century collections. At their displays and exhibitions, explore the transition, as well as, trends in art. They also house over 100,000 displays incorporating graphic design, their most recent take on contemporary art. Monet's "Water Lillies", Franz Marc's "Tyrol" and Picasso's "Femme au Violon" are some of the gems that call Pinakothek der Moderne their home.

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Museum Brandhorst

Open since 2009, this museum showcases numerous modern art exhibits. Some of the most famous modern artists in the world have work displayed here such as Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and books of Pablo Picasso. Museum Brandhorst is located in Kunstareal, right next to Pinakothek der Moderne.

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Galerie Karl Pfefferle

In the 1980s, Karl Pfefferle did his best to make the Junge Wilden - the creative young artists, acceptable in Munich. Some years have passed since then, but this gallery still has its finger on the city's art pulse. Regular temporary exhibitions keep collectors interested; the main attractions are presented by the likes of Klaudia Schifferle, Markus Oehlen, Peter Schuyff and Bernd Zimmer. Admission is free.

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Museum Villa Stuck

These splendid artists' studios, built at the turn of the century, are a stylish setting for rotating art exhibitions. The museum specializes in fin-de-siècle art, but also puts on some successful exhibitions of modern arts and crafts. The magnificently decorated rooms on the ground floor show the exquisite taste for which the former owner of the house, Munich artist Franz von Stuck, was well known.

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Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

The former residence and studio of artist Franz von Lenbach has been home to Munich's municipal art gallery since 1929. The collection at Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus comprises of 19th and 20th century works by local artists as well as a fine arts collection by the Blauer Reiter (Blue Rider) group of artists, including Kandinsky, Yavlensky, Münter, Marc and Macke. Other rooms feature works by contemporary artists such as Beuys and Kiefer. Special exhibitions take place in the Kunstbau next door.

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Lothringer 13 Halle

This contemporary gallery in Lothringer Straße attracts art-lovers from far and wide with a colorful range of temporary exhibitions, which change regularly. The gallery concentrates on modern European art which is expertly exhibited by the curators, Christiane Meyer-Stoll and Axel Jablonski. The motto of Lothringer_13 Halle is 'Art and Life'.

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