Munich offers aficionados a wide variety of art. The capital of the southern German state of Bavaria is famous not only for its grand museums packed with old masterpieces, but also for contemporary works by world-renowned artists. There is Icelandic-Danish talent Olafur Eliasson, whose large-scale works lend a whimsical charm to the cityscape, as well as internationally-renowned French street artist Invader, who has just recently “invaded” Munich’s walls with his signature graphic mosaics. Whether you’d like a dose of Baroque portraits or street art featuring eye-catching pixels, there is something in Munich for every age group and preference.
Here are our top picks for where to get your art fix in Munich.
20th century masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne
If you’re looking to admire modern art, the Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the largest and most important museums dedicated to it. Its collection encompasses paintings, design, graphic design and architecture. Housed in a building by Stephan Braunfels Architects, the 12,000sqm space with a stunning glass dome offers visitors art and design covering the 20th and 21st centuries, with exhibits by icons such as Picasso, Warhol and Le Corbusier.