General Information


Is the museum a municipal, state, or national institution?
The Lenbachhaus is a municipal museum.

How large are the museum and its collection?
The Lenbachhaus has 30,000 sq ft of exhibition floor space. The art collection held by the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus currently comprises around 25,000 works of art, grouped in various divisions that are documented in several inventories. Please see here for more information.

Which divisions of the collection are there?

The Lenbachhaus owns Nineteenth-Century art and works of the New Objectivity as well as the world’s single largest collection of works by the Blue Rider artists. Joseph Beuys’s oeuvre is another focus of our holdings. Over the past several decades, the museum has built a considerable collection of contemporary art.

Do the various exhibitions in the museum’s galleries ever change?
We strive to produce richly varied presentations of the art in our sizable collections that involve the works in an ongoing dialogue. Our exhibition program is animated by the tension between the holdings that are the museum’s mainstays and contemporary developments. Our visitors can expect to gain new insights into our diverse collections every time they come—no two visits will be the same.

Where can I find information on the museum’s special exhibitions?
Please visit our website for information on our current special exhibitions. A preview of upcoming special exhibitions may be found here.

What is the Kunstbau?
The Kunstbau is a gallery space in the mezzanine level above the Königsplatz subway station. It is a part of the Lenbachhaus and accommodates the museum’s special exhibitions.

Do you produce a newsletter?

We produce a general Lenbachhaus newsletter as well as a specialized newsletter for the Lenbachhaus’s art education programs. Please register here to receive the general newsletter. Use this link also to sign up for the WAS TUN! art education newsletter here.

Is there a friends-of-the-museum association?
Yes, the Förderverein Lenbachhaus e.V. (Society of the Friends of the Lenbachhaus). Please see here for more information.

Can I become a member?
Yes, you can join the Lenbachhaus Förderverein e.V.. Please find information on membership terms here.

We would like to rent space inside the Lenbachhaus or the garden for an event. Can that be arranged?
You may rent the atrium or the Georg-Knorr-Auditorium for exclusive festivities or corporate events. Please see here for more information.

Can I bring an antique work of art to the Lenbachhaus to have it restored?
Unfortunately, our restoration team is busy working on our own collections. Please contact the Verband der Restauratoren (German Association of Conservator-Restorers, vdr).

I own a work of art that I would like to have appraised by / sell to the Lenbachhaus. Can I bring it in?
As a public institution, the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus is subject to strict rules about offering expertise about works of art. We are prohibited from examining any works, we do not classify specific pieces, and we do not make attributions, appraise, or estimate market prices. Please take these and related questions to a publicly appointed art appraiser or an art dealer.