Alte Pinakothek, Munich
The Alte Pinakothek (Old paintings gallery) in Munich is an art museum located in the Bavarian capital’s museum quarter, the Kunstareal.
The Alte Pinakothek presents the Bavarian State Collections of Old Masters’ paintings, while the Neue Pinakothek features the art of the 19th century and the Pinakothek der Moderne art from the 20th century to the present day.
The museum, founded in 1836, is housed in an imposing Renaissance-revival building designed by the architect Leo von Klenze for the Wittelsbach royal family.
The collection of the Alte Pinakothek includes masterpieces by Giotto, Antonello da Messina, Raphael, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Tintoretto, Titian, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guido Reni, Albrecht Dürer, Altdorfer, Matthias Grünewald, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Hieronymus Bosch, Rubens, Rembrandt, Hans Memling, Van Dick, Poussin, El Greco, Velasquez and Murillo, just to name a few.
The museum also organizes temporary exhibitions, guided tours, conferences, educational programs, and special events. At the Alte Pinakothek, a bookshop and a cafe are available to the visitors. The museum is accessible to people with disabilities, wheelchairs can be borrowed at the entrance desk, free-of-charge.
Photos: cover by digital cat (CC BY 2.0); 1 by David Kasparek (CC BY 2.0); 2 by Rob124; 3 by sacratomato_hr (CC BY-SA 2.0).
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