Special Exhibitions


November 30, 2018 – March 31, 2019

LAND__SCOPE – Photographic Works from Roni Horn to Thomas Ruff

This exhibition is dedicated to landscape photography in contemporary art. The works from the DZ BANK Art Collection offer a broad overview of different themes to show that nature photography is not merely another version of traditional painting but is governed by new representational conventions.


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October 18, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Cabinet of curiosities – Frank Soehnle’s puppets

German puppet artist and director Frank Soehnle is one of the most important figures in contemporary German puppet theater. His exhibition is not merely a conventional retrospective but an artistic installation that links up with some of the puppets from the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s collection.


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October 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019

FORUM 047: Elizaveta Porodina – Smoke & Mirrors

Fashion photographer Elizaveta Porodina (born 1987, Moscow), who lives in Munich, has a long track record of publishing in international glossy magazines. Her dramatic and edgy set designs for prominent fashion labels have appeared in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and she has a massive Instagram following.


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September 21, 2018 – Dezember 29, 2019

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.


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April 27, 2018 – extended until January 6, 2019

„Former Jewish-owned property” – Art works acquired by the Münchner Stadtmuseum during National Socialism

A key research priority for the Münchner Stadtmuseum is to investigate the provenance of the works of art from its own collections. Our museum is the first in Munich to devote an entire exhibition to this topic. This will allow us to shine a light on our museum’s particular history during the Nazi era.


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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.


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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.


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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."


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