With the Museum Brandhorst, the Kunstareal museum complex has gained a significant new addition. In conjunction with the collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne, the multifaceted profile of modern and contemporary art has been expanded in an impressive manner.
The Udo and Anette Brandhorst Collection, with its important work complexes, was opened to the public in May 2009 in a fascinating building designed by Sauerbruch Hutton architects. Both, architecture and works, further emphasize the city’s significant cultural importance.
Groups of works by artists from the second half of the twentieth century are as well as by international exponents of contemporary art, form comprehensive focal points in the collection. With more than 60 works by Cy Twombly – paintings, sculptures and drawings – the Brandhorst Collection provides a unique overview of this exceptional artist’s creative development.
The ground-breaking American protagonist of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, is also represented by a plethora of works from all creative phases, a collection that cannot be matched by any other in Europe. Works by Joseph Beuys, Mario Merz, Jannis Kounellis, Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Bruce Nauman, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Mike Kelley, are further protagonists of modern art represented in the Brandhorst Collection.
Reference: Munich Tourist Office