Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA): Street Art Museum in Munich

MUCA Museum für Urban Art und Street Art, Foto: muenchen.de/Katy Spichal
Foto: muenchen.de/Katy Spichal

A museum for urban art in the center of Munich

Graffiti, stencil art, billboards: The MUCA museum is Munich's home for street art and urban art. It is located right in the center of the old town and is a must-see for everyone interested in the most recent forms of art.

Graffiti, sprayers, posters: these exhibitions await you

The MUCA museum offers space for works of art by graffiti artists, sprayers, stencil and glue artists. You can delve deep into the world of urban art here - with the following highlights:

  • Changing exhibitions
  • Educational offers
  • Expert talks
  • Lectures
  • Films

Art platform instead of museum landscape: The concept

The philosophy of MUCA is to throw rigid ideas of the concept "museum" overboard and to function as an open institution for art enthusiasts. Conceived as a modern place of encounter, urban and contemporary art meet here and find a platform in the museum landscape.

Visitors can expect "art experience levels" and "mood areas," with internationally renowned artists represented as well as new and experimental formats.

The façade of the museum was designed by the renowned street art artist Stohead: the museum visitor enters the exhibition spaces through a calligraphically designed surface. This connection between interior and exterior space is at the heart of MUCA's museum concept.

How to get there: Where can you find the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art?

MUCA Museum für Urban Art und Street Art, Foto: muenchen.de/Katy Spichal
Foto: muenchen.de/Katy Spichal

Urban and street art have found a home in Munich on an area of ​​2,000 square meters - in Hotterstraße, a little street right in the heart of the old town. The MUCA museum has moved in a building that was once used as a substation for the city's public utilities.

You can also get there with the U-bahn, and it's a walk away from Sendlinger Tor.

An art museum for the 21st century

Street and urban art are art forms of the 21st century and are now celebrated worldwide. Nevertheless, these phenomena have not yet been definitively inscribed in art history - MUCA therefore aims to create a bridge between connoisseurs and the general public.

"We strongly believe that art has the potential to change the perception on the world" says Christian Utz, the founder of MUCA.

Video: Impressions of the MUCA

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