In addition to our revamped and enlarged art education program WAS TUN!, the Lenbachhaus continues to work with several longstanding education partners. The Museumspädagogische Zentrum (MPZ), the Münchner Volkshochschule (MVHS), and Kuki - Kunst für Kinder e.V. offer a range of formats that complement the Lenbachhaus’s own events and activities.

MPZ - Museumspädagogisches Zentrum

The Museumspädagogisches Zentrum (MPZ) offers an extensive program of activities for groups of students of all grades and school types as well as daycare centers that introduces children and teenagers to the entire range of the Lenbachhaus’s collections as well as the museum’s special exhibitions at the Kunstbau. MPZ’s art education activities focus on direct engagement with the art object and are tailored to different target audiences. Most can be extended with an optional second section dedicated to creative hands-on activities. Guided tours for daycare center and school groups may be arranged to start as early as 8:30am on Tuesdays through Fridays (10am during Bavarian school holidays).

The MPZ also offers continuing education classes on various subjects for teachers and other pedagogues. See below for the calendar of classes; individual sessions may be arranged for groups of at least ten educators.

For more information, please contact the MPZ:
buchung (at)
+49 (0)89 9541152 -20/ -21/ -22

The MPZ is a joint initiative of the Free State of Bavaria and the State Capital of Munich.



MVHS IN the Museum

The Münchner Volkshochschule, Germany’s largest continuing education center, offers a broad range of art education programs led by experienced art historians, art educators, and cultural education professionals that cover the various departments of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus’s collections:

· Survey and focus tours enhance participants’ appreciation of the art and foster dialogue.

· Museum workshops for children aged 4 to 10 and accompanying adults encourage active participation in hands-on activities for an exciting and creative day at the museum.

· Intercultural museum workshops facilitate cultural exchange and linguistic enrichment for migrants and young refugees learning German; programs include “Learning German with Colors: Nineteenth-Century Landscape Paintings and the ‘Blue Rider’ Artists’ Group”; “Experiencing Color at the Lenbachhaus”; “This Colorful Life.” More programs are in the planning stages. These workshops are produced in cooperation with the Office of Intercultural Work at the Department of Social Services of the City of Munich.

For more information on all MVHS in the Museum programs, please contact:
fuehrungen (at)
+49 (0)89 4447 8010/-51 

KuKi - Kunst für Kinder e.V.

KuKi—Kunst für Kinder e.V. is a nonprofit association that aims to promote cultural education. Our art educators have long been regulars in the collection presentations at the Lenbachhaus and the exhibitions at the Kunstbau, guiding children and teenagers in their exploration of art. Fostering discovery, helping the participants take in the art with all senses, encouraging creative expression, and teaching the basics of art journalism are the four emphases of our art education program.

KuKi’s programs, including guided tours for families and daylong and multiday workshops during the holidays, are designed for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 14. We also organize ‘art treasure hunts’ for birthday parties and other private groups. Additional events such as our ‘treasure hunts’ including practical work are designed for kindergartens, daycare centers, and primary and secondary schools.

For more information, please contact:
KuKi—Kunst für Kinder e.V.
T +49 (0)89 3610 8171
schatzsuche (at)

Many of our programs and projects are made possible by generous financial support from the Förderverein Lenbachhaus e.V., the Society of the Friends of the Lenbachhaus.




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