The Museum

Das Lenbachhaus



Mission Statement

The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and the Kunstbau are the exhibition venues of an internationally renowned municipal museum in Munich that brings the presentation of art and the discourse around it together in a fruitful and distinctive synthesis.

The Lenbachhaus collects, conserves, studies, and presents the art of the nineteenth century, the Blauer Reiter, the New Objectivity, aswell as international contemporary art.

Its collecting activities and exhibition programming are closely coordinated and complement each other. They keep art lovers in Munich as well as international audiences abreast of major developments in the arts. The Lenbachhaus prioritizes novel and moving creative expressions over generally accepted positions. It seeks to arrange the works in its collections in forever new groups, bringing out unexpected interactions and trying out different forms of presentation while implementing an exhibition program that draws its energies from the dynamic dialogue between the new and contemporary and the solid historic foundation on which the collection rests.

Munich has always been a major center for the arts and art-historical developments. One element of the Lenbachhaus’s mission is to identify, nourish, and present innovative trends.

Introducing broad and diverse audiences to art is an increasingly important part of what we do. Helping our visitors appreciate and engage with the art we display is no less central to our work than the classical mission of the museum.


A tour of the exhibition with...
World Receivers. Georgiana Houghton – Hilma af Klint – Emma Kunz

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