Haus der Kunst, Munich
The Haus der Kunst (House of the arts) in Munich is a renowned temporary exhibition center and “non-collecting public museum” dedicated to contemporary art.
The museum is housed in a famous and controversial building designed by the architect Paul Ludwig Troost in the 1930s in order to accommodate “German art” exhibitions and propagandist events promoted by the Third Reich.
After the war, a part of the building was dedicated to temporary and semi-permanent exhibitions of modern art and, over time, the center has become a reference point for contemporary art. The museum building underwent two major renovations in 1956 and 2003.
The Haus der Kunst hosts noteworthy art exhibitions, often focused on avant-garde and cutting-edge art trends, including an annual site-specific commission.
The center also organizes guided tours and educational activities, specifically oriented to children and youth.
At the museum, a bookshop and a café are available to the visitors.
The Haus der Kunst is accessible to people with disabilities.
Photos: cover by Marco Wiedmann (CC BY-ND 2.0); 1 by shlomp-a-plompa; 2 by Thomas Cloer; 3 by Patrick Gruban
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