"Haus Der Kunst: Contemporary Art in Munich" Haus der Kunst - Art Museum Tip by dcwizard

Haus der Kunst - Art Museum, Munich: 5 reviews and 4 photos

  Giant Poster on the Facade of the Haus Der Kunst
by dcwizard

The Haus Der Kunst holds a number of rotating contemporary art exhibitions, in a building which was commissioned by Hitler in 1933 to replace the Glass Palace of the old botanical gardens, which burned down in 1931. The interior was renovated in 1994, and the austere exterior hides excellent interior viewing spaces, with skylights to allow natural light into the galleries during the daytime hours.

During my visit I saw an interesting exhibition by the musician Patti Smith, which unfortunately ends on February 29, 2004. Some of her poetry and artwork based on her 9-11 experience are touching, personal works. And I could have sat and watched the video of her recent Munich performance for the rest of the day.

Unfortunately, you have to buy separate tickets for each of the various exhibitions. You can purchase a combination ticket for two exhibits at a lower price. So check the website and decide which exhibitions you would like to see in advance. You can also peruse the exhibit catalogues at the entrance before deciding what you would like to see.

Address: Prinzregentenstrasse 1
Directions: Just off the Ringstrasse on the edges of the old town center.
Phone: 089 21127-0
Website: http://www.hausderkunst.de

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  • Written Feb 24, 2004
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