Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich

Pinakothek der Moderne
Pinakothek der Moderne by Eduardo Chillida in Munich, Germany
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The Pinakothek der Moderne is an art museum, which is located in Munich, Germany. The Pinakothek der Moderne museum is also a part of the Neue Pinakothek and Alte Pinakothek museums.

The Pinakothek der Moderne building, designed by Stephan Braunfels, a German Architect,  was opened in the year 2002 and took about seven years to  construct. The front face of the building was built with gray and white concrete, high columns and large windows. The museum has several blocks for art, architecture and works of paper and design.

Modern Art Collections
The collections on the first floor include that of Pablo Picasso and Max Bechmann and also several other artists’ work including some from the following

• Giorgio de Chirico
• Oskar Kokoschka
• Umberto Boccioni
• Rene Magritte
• Francis Bacon
• Robert Delaunay
• Lyonel Feininger
• Salvador Dali
• Otto Dix
• Max Ernst
• Juan Gris
• Fernand Leger
• Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
• Georges Braque
• Joan Miro

Contemporary Art Collections
The Contemporary Art Collections are displayed on the first floor, which displays the works of

• Willem de Kooning
• Jasper Johns
• Robert Rauschenberg
• Robert Motherwell
• Antoni Tàpies
• Lucio Fontana
• Alberto Burri
• Cy Twombly
• Per Kirkeby
• Richard Serra
• Joseph Beuys
• George Segal
• Fred Sandback
• Martin Kippenberger
• Sigmar Polke
• Jannis Kounellis
• Georg Baselitz
• Blinky Palermo
• Henry Moore
• Donald Judd
• Gerhard Richter
• Marlene Dumas
• Jorg Immendorff
• Andy Warhol
• Franz Kline
• Marino Marini
• Hermann Nitsch
• Dan Flavin
• Mike Kelley
• Bruce Nauman
• Gunther Forg
• Rosemarie Trockel
• David Hockney
• David Salle

Works on paper collections
The museum has several Wittelsbach collections, as well as Italian, Dutch and old German drawings. There is also work from Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt in the museum. The German drawings from the 19th and 20th centuries include the work of David Hockney Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, and Paul Klee.

Architecture Museum
This museum was founded in the year 1868 and is one of the largest museums in Germany. The collections are displayed in the first floor, and generally display drawings, photographs, models blueprints and computer animations.

Design collection
The Neue Pinakothek museum is among the world’s leading museums and displays about 70,000 structures of graphic and industrial design.

Today, the museum is a famous spot for the locals and the tourists. It is one the most frequently visited places in Germany.

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