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The Kunstareal
Kunstareal
(German: [ˈkʊnst.aʁeˌaːl], "art district") is a museum quarter in the city centre of Munich, Germany. Area of arts[edit]

Alte Pinakothek

It consists of the three "Pinakotheken" galleries (Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek
Neue Pinakothek
and Pinakothek der Moderne), the Glyptothek, the Staatliche Antikensammlungen
Staatliche Antikensammlungen
(both museums are specialized in Greek and Roman art), the Lenbachhaus, the Museum
Museum
Brandhorst (a private collection of modern art) and several galleries. Also the Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst (the state collection of Egypt art) was moved to the Kunstareal
Kunstareal
in 2013. The history of the museums in this area of Munich
Munich
began in 1816 with the erection of the Glyptothek at Königsplatz and was completed with the new building for the Egyptian Museum
Museum
(2012) and the extension of the Lenbachhaus
Lenbachhaus
(2013). Close to the Pinakothek der Moderne
Pinakothek der Moderne
the neo-classical Palais Dürckheim (constructed in 1842–44) served at times as a building dedicated to bringing art closer to the visitors, while the adjoining Türkentor (1826), the gate of a demolished royal caserne, is set to become a display window for temporary contemporary art. As of 2009 a general project plan is under discussion to ensure the integration of the different museum buildings and to improve the access to the art district from the inner city. The museums[edit]

Neue Pinakothek

Pinakothek der Moderne

Bavarian State Collection of Antiques

Glyptothek

Museum
Museum
Brandhorst

Lenbachhaus

Egyptian Museum
Museum
(right entrance area)

The Alte Pinakothek's rather monolithic structure contains a treasure trove of the works of European masters between the 14th and 18th centuries. The collection reflects the eclectic tastes of the Wittelsbachs over four centuries, and is sorted by schools over two sprawling floors. Major displays include Albrecht Dürer's Christ-like Self-Portrait, his The Four Apostles, Raphael's paintings The Canigiani Holy Family and Madonna Tempi as well as Peter Paul Rubens self-portrait Honeysuckle Bower
Honeysuckle Bower
and his two-storey-high Judgment Day. The gallery houses one of the world's most comprehensive Rubens collections. The Madonna of the Carnation
Madonna of the Carnation
is the only painting of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
in a German gallery. The Neue Pinakothek
Neue Pinakothek
is especially famous for its comprehensive collection of paintings of Impressionism
Impressionism
from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh
and many others. The Pinakothek der Moderne
Pinakothek der Moderne
unifies the Bavarian State Collection of Modern and Contemporary Arts, the National Collection of Works on Paper and the Museum
Museum
for Design and Applied Arts with the Munich Technical University's Museum
Museum
of Architecture in one building and is deemed one of the most important and popular museums of modern art in Europe. It houses indeed the largest collection of industrial design. The Collection of Works on Paper ranges from masterpieces of Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Michelangelo
Michelangelo
and Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
to Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee
Paul Klee
and David Hockney. It is owned by the nearby Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, a world-renowned collection of 400,000 prints, engravings and drawings dating back to the Renaissance. The Collection of Modern Art keeps a large collection of paintings of Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann
and of the painters of Die Brücke. Before World War I, the Blaue Reiter group of artists worked in Munich. Many of their works can now be seen at the Lenbachhaus.

Pinakotheken in the Kunstareal

The modern Museum
Museum
Brandhorst focus on the work of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
and Cy Twombly. An important collection of Greek and Roman art is held in the Glyptothek
Glyptothek
and the Staatliche Antikensammlung
Staatliche Antikensammlung
(State Antiquities Collection). King Ludwig I managed to acquire such famous pieces as the Medusa Rondanini, the Barberini Faun
Barberini Faun
and the figures from the Temple of Aphaea
Temple of Aphaea
on Aegina
Aegina
for the Glyptothek. The internationally renowned collection of antique pottery is outstanding. The Museum
Museum
für Abgüsse klassischer Bildwerke displays the world's most famous ancient Greek and Roman sculptures as plaster casts. The Kunstareal
Kunstareal
was further augmented by the completion of the Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst
Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst
(Egyptian Museum). This museum displays exhibits from all periods of Ancient Egypt's history but also reliefs from Assyria and a lion from the Ishtar Gate
Ishtar Gate
of Babylon. Nearby the Kunstareal
Kunstareal
are several natural scientific museums of the Bavarian state, like the Paläontologisches Museum
Museum
München, the Geological Museum
Museum
and the Museum
Museum
Reich der Kristalle as the public part of the "Mineralogische Staatssammlung Muenchen" (Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy). External links[edit]

Kunstareal
Kunstareal
München Reich der Kristalle (mineral museum)

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Kunstareal
Kunstareal
district in Munich

Königsplatz Glyptothek Staatliche Antikensammlung Lenbachhaus Alte Pinakothek Neue Pinakothek Pinakothek der Moderne Museum
Museum
Brandhorst Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst

Coordinates: 48°08′56″N 11°34′19″E / 48.14889°N 11.57194°E /

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