Special Exhibitions

November 15, 2019 – June 21, 2020

Ready to go! Shoe-motion

The exhibition is conceived as a tour of the cultural and social history of footwear. Featuring some 500 pairs of shoes, it focuses on the emotions that different types of footwear can arouse.


December 20, 2019 – February 23, 2020

Faces of the city

In 1996, artists Kurt Benning (1945–2017) and Hermann Kleinknecht (b. 1943) started work on a long-term project – “Videoporträts” (video portraits). It involved getting members of the Munich art scene along with ordinary people of all social classes, professions and ages to talk about the things that matter to them.


October 25, 2019 – January 26, 2020

NO LONGER in the Underworld ‒ The Book

Gyula Molnár and Francesca Bettini are two of Europe’s best-known object theater artists. In 2009, they created an exhibition installation for the Münchner Stadtmuseum entitled “Bin im Orkus. Ein Tagebuch aus Matsch” (In the Underworld. A Diary of Mud), to accompany their production of “Kasperls Wurzeln” (Kasperl’s Roots).


October 11, 2019 – May 3, 2020

Project Insight V: Mezze, stir-fry and gelato

The Project Insights series showcases the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s ongoing research into migration in Munich past and present. This latest display presents its findings on how migrants have influenced the city’s culinary culture over the course of more than 100 years.


September 13, 2019 – January 6, 2020

FORUM 050: Der Greif – public/private

Der Greif is a multi-award-winning organization promoting contemporary photography.

Since its inception in 2008, the collective has addressed topical issues affecting the production, distribution and reception of photography, and provides a platform for up-and-coming photographers and authors who are active on the world stage.


September 21, 2018 – January 3, 2021

Migration Moves the City – Changing Perspectives

Migration is normal in a growing city and as much a part of Munich as is Marienplatz. Brickmakers from Italy’s Friuli region, who produced the construction materials for many typical Munich buildings, “displaced persons” who helped just as much with re-building the city after World War II as other groups, and “guest workers,” who made key contributions to industrial production and urban development have all left their marks on Munich’s culture and daily life.


As of November 29, 2017

Project: Archäologie München

More than 250 archaeological digs have been carried out in Munich’s old town alone. What happens to the artifacts once they are excavated? The major excavations in Marienhof Square in 2011/2012 prompted a number of state and municipal actors of to set up the "Archäologie München" working group which operates under the aegis of the Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State.


Revolutionary and State Premier – Kurt Eisner (1867-1919)

To mark the 150th birthday of Kurt Eisner, Bavaria’s first State Premier, the Münchner Stadtmuseum has mounted an exhibition that examines his journalistic and political career. His personality divides opinion as much today as it did during his lifetime. While some dismiss him as an idealist and utopian, others celebrate him as progressive and a man of action.


Since July 13, 2012

SOUNDLAB.1 – The Museum Goes Audible

The Music Collection as a "sound laboratory": In the Soundlab, an array of interactive exhibits encourages visitors to experiment with sound and acoustics: for example, by trying out a slit drum, a "xylonator" or the "stamping tubes."