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The Pinakothek der Moderne is the largest museum of modern art in Germany, comprising the Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Modern Art Museum), Die Neue Sammlung (The Design Museum), Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München (Architecture Museum of the Technical University), and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (State Graphics Museum). It is part of Munich's Kunstareal (art district). The modern building designed by Stephan Braunfels is an attraction in itself, with a rectilinear white and grey concrete façade and a rotunda with a 25 metre high glass dome.

The Sammlung Moderne Kunst on the upper floor is part of the Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Art Collection), featuring 20th and 21st century modern and contemporary art spanning the major movements, including Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, New Objectivity, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimal Art. It has works by internationally renowned artists such as Picasso, Klee, Dalí, Warhol, and Kandinsky, as well as German Expressionists of Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter schools. Highlights include Oskar Kokoschka's 'Venice', Max Beckmann's 'Self Portrait in Black', Henri Matisse's 'Still Life with Geraniums', Georges Braque's 'Woman with Mandolin', Joan Miró's 'Composition', René Magritte's 'The Exercises of the Acrobats', Salvador Dalí's 'The Mystery of Desire', Max Ernst's 'Hausengel', Pablo Picasso's 'Madame Soler', and Franz Marc's 'Red Deer'.

The Neue Sammlung on the ground floor features over 50,000 items of 20th and 21stcentury applied arts across various media and themes, such as industrial design, automobiles, electronics, furniture, fashion, and sports equipment. On display are early prototypes of designed objects from the Industrial Revolution and Art Nouveau through to the Bauhaus.

The Architecture Museum showcases about 350,000 drawings and blueprints, 100,000 photographs and 500 models from eminent architects such as Balthasar Neumann, François de Cuvilliés, Erich Mendelsohn, Le Corbusier, Günter Behnisch and Shigeru Ban.

The Graphics Collection has 400,000 works, including drawings, prints and engravings from the 15th century to the present day. From Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to Cézanne, Matisse, and Klee, it presents a great collection of sketches.

Admission is €10.00 except Sundays when it is €1.00. A Day Pass with admission to other Kunstareal museums included is €12.00. Reduced admission is €7.00. Free admission under 18 years of age.

About Pinakothek der Moderne

 Barer Straße 40, Munich, Germany

 +49 89 23805360

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