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Founded in 1985, Munich's Architecture Gallery aims to bring innovative architecture to light, to break down the barriers between art and architecture, to promote German and international art, foster young talent and basically shake up the architecture world, present new ideas and provoke discussions. With this in mind, the gallery often features work by international architects and organizes special exhibitions. Check out the website for schedule of upcoming events.
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.
With over 40,000 exhibits in store, The Design Museum, which began as a collection of exemplary examples of aesthetic design, is truly magnificent. Industrial design, graphics, furniture, textiles, posters, and everyday items are all featured here at the museum, which is located within the Pinakothek der Moderne. Due to the lack of space, there are only temporary exhibitions at the moment. Please check the website for further information.
Housed within Pinakothek der Moderne, which is also home to three other museums, Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München was founded in 1868, for the benefit of students of what is now the Technical University of Munich. This museum boasts a vast collection that is a valuable source of information on German architecture from the 19th Century to the present day. You can familiarize yourself with the work of renowned architects like Balthasar Neumann and Leo von Klenze.