Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

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    PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE

    by paoseo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It opened in 2002 as one of the world’s largest museums of modern art and as the complement of the other 2 pinakotheks, the neue (new)and the alte(old). It is divided in 3 floors and houses paintings from cubism(some works of Picasso for istance), to Pop art, minimal art. There are also collections of sculpture, design, drawings and photography
    There is onlt a thing I didn’t like: It costs almost the double than the other 2 pinakothek. It costs something as 9 euro.
    I liked the fact that you can leave all your stuff in lockets. You put in the locket a 2euro coin and when you put in the key you have your coin back, so it is free and this is not so common in italy. It’s very nice visiting museums feeling totally free.
    It is open: 10am-5pm(Tuesday, Wednesday,Saturday, Sun);10am-8pm (Thu-Fri)

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    Pinakothek der Moderne

    by arlequin_g Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is another modern art museum. I didn't know about it before going to Munich. I found it out once there because it's next to the alte pinakothek. The truth is that I liked the paintings here more than the ones in the neue pinakothek (here are also really good). Visit it if you like modern art. Besides paintings there are also some other exhibitions. It's 9 euros.

    Open daily, except Mondays, 10-17
    Thursday and Friday, 10-20

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    Tons of XIXth century painting!

    by Landotravel Updated Aug 25, 2010

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    This museum is only one of three great painting museums located in the same area: Neue Pinakothek, Alte Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne. This one is off the Alte Pinakothek.

    If you like painting, specially this interesting period: XIXth century, this is undoubtedly your place!. This modern shaped building encloses a hughe and magnificent collection of european painting from classicism to art noveau, probably one of the best in the world. A delight for your art senses. Here you find galleries of english, french, dutch, spanish, italian, german, etc. paintings.

    And at the entrance, if you're hungry, it has an small cafe with a courtyard where you can have lunch. Dishes are original, some eclectic but good and price is good too. The only but...in summertime it's difficult to find conditioned air at Munich and here it's not an exception. If you can, try to have lunch outwards, in the courtyard.

    Facade Entrance hall Pablo Picasso's Gustav Klimt's

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    Almost Modern Art

    by hquittner Written Jul 18, 2008

    Before the Alte Pinakothek was completed (1846) Ludwig II determined that his country needed a vibrant set of artists working in the present and the future. So he ordered the Neue Pinakothek to be built across the way (finished in 1853) to exhibit their works. As history shows, this stimulus encouraged competent painters (whose works are of interest to professionals) but no great artistic breakthroughs. When you visit the galleries you should glance at them, but your attention should be directed to the first two or three numbered rooms, the exhibition area and then quickly head for Room 18 and above where 40% of the collection is devoted to superb Impressionists, the Secessionists and others. (Modern begins after WWI and is elsewhere). The dividing line between the two museums is about 1800. WWII devastated the building but not the works inside. This is a new one completed in 1980. (It is the largest new art museum in Germany and houses over 600 paintings and sculptures).

    Klimt (1905)- M. Stonborough (detail) Degas (1869)- Ironing Woman Manet (1874)- Monet Painting in His Boat Cezanne (1878) - Self-Portrait Munch (1903) - On Road
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    Pinakothek der Moderne

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    A great modern art museum with innovative architecture and a thoughtprovoking collection of paintings, sculptures, and installations. The most interesting part in my opinion is the "design" department where different historic design concepts are shown in relation to daily life - objects like vehicles, computers and furniture.

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    Pinakothek Der Moderne

    by poons Written Mar 12, 2006

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    Art, works on paper, architecture and design.

    Classed as one of the worlds greatest collections of 20th & 21st century art.

    The building itself is a must see - never mind the collections inside.

    Be prepared for a total overload - and ensure you set aside a good 5-6 hours to view it fully. I suggest a break in their nice Cafe/Bistro Bar.

    9.5 Euros Adult admission. Check your coat etc in at the Wardrobe when you enter.

    They also have 2 Temporary Exhibition rooms - whilst we were there we had the fortune of catching an exhibition by photographer Nobuyoshi Araki of Tokyo. An interesting mixture of pairing street scenes with women in erotic poses. Hmmm.

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    Pinakothek der moderne

    by 15ilikestuff Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    This is Munich's biggest modern art collection and its newest. Located next to the Altes Pinakothek and Neues Pinakothek, one can grab a pass to see them all for under twenty bucks! (Or you can visit them Sunday for free). If you REALLY love modern art than you should make a stop here. If you are an art lover as a whole, perhaps one of the other two museums are better, as this modern art museum doesn't hold too many "famous and amazing pieces." The exhibits are interesting (as you would expect of a modern art museum), but it is not one of the best ones in the world. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my visit.

    PS: Tell me what you think about the room containing nothing more than 2 pink strinks hanging from the ceiling to the floor.

    Artwork on display
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    Pinakothek der Moderne

    by wrongbus Written Sep 26, 2004

    The Pinakothek der Moderne which opened in 2002 may not have garnered the column inches of the Tate Modern or had cultural tourists digging out their passports like the Guggenheim in Bilbao but it did gather more visitors in the first week – 300,000 - than any gallery before it.

    There is such a lightness in the design of the you would think the architect Stephan Braunfels had discovered some hitherto-unknown property of simple concrete. Diagonal walkways lead to a 90 foot rotunda flooded with light from a glass dome. Pure cube-like galleries, uncluttered by the paraphernalia of picture-hangings, fire extinguishers, air conditioning or security systems, allow you to gaze at the work undistracted.

    Light is the most important element in a gallery and, even though forty per cent of the museum is below ground level, this is a daylight museum which even had its own “daylight planner” Hanns Freymuth in construction to supervise the recessed ceiling installations.

    Braunfels gave me a valuable piece of advice before toured the building. “Wherever you walk always turn back, always look behind”. I did and often saw another unexpected slant on his building, another soft curve disappearing into a pale pool of concrete or just a remarkable axis of angles.

    The gallery houses pictures by Dali, Picasso, Warhol and Bacon. Most notable amongst the sculptures – and, incidentally it was the Pinakothek’s first work of art - is the End of The 20th Century by Joseph Beuys, an apparently random arrangement of forty four basalt columns sprawled across Room 20, representing the communicative capacity of nature. Are these things listening to us? Can we understand what they say? Are you talking to me

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    Pinakothek Der Moderne: Modern Art Destination

    by dcwizard Written Feb 24, 2004

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    A few weeks ago I was leafing through an old New Yorker magazine in the lobby of my hotel in Bratislava (check out Hotel No. 16 on my Bratislava page!) when I came across an article about the recently opened Pinakothek Der Moderne in Munich. That article's description of the museum piqued my interest and planted the seed for my sojourn to Munich a couple of weekends later. A striking white monolith of a building housing collections of modern and contemporary art: I figured the visit here would be a highlight of my visit to Munich. I was not disappointed.

    The Pinakothek Der Moderne actually houses four museums, focusing on art, works on paper, design, and architecture. The works are nicely spaced and many items are arranged in unique ways. Although when I saw my first computer (Apple Iic) displayed as a museum piece in the design section, I felt a bit old (and nostalgic)!

    The building, designed Stephan Braunfels and opened in 2002, is held together by a large rotunda in the middle, with stairways and walkways leading to the various museums. This setup is a little disconcerting at first, as I found myself moving from one collection into another without warning. But the building itself is a marvel to look at, with the white curves of the walls and steps mixing with the glass of the windows and the art contained within.

    Even if modern and contemporary art is not your thing, take advantage of the free Sunday admission to give this museum a look. And get there in the morning before the crowds arrive! (See my travelogue for more pictures.)

    Design Museum at the Pinakothek Der Moderne
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    Modern Pinotek

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 26, 2012

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    It is four museums wrapped up into one. There is modern art pieces, copper plates and grapics, and furnishings of modern nature. Not much here for my tastes, but some may like it.

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