Special Exhibitions

May 11 – November 11, 2012

The Typography of Terror. Posters in Munich 1933 to 1945

As the "Capital City of the Movement" Munich was the center of Nazi ideology from the party's earliest days. Munich's prominence is reflected in posters that showcased Hitler, displayed the power of the Nazi regime and held out the promise of a Volksgemeinschaft” or racially unified community in which the interests of the individual would be strictly subordinate to those of the nation.

June 22 - October 14, 2012

Floris Neusüss – Dream Images Photographs 1958 to 1983

Since the late 1950s, Floris Neusüss (born 1937 in Lennep) has explored photography’s potential beyond its simple portrayal of the world around us. His photos achieve their impact thanks to the tension between the candor of the camera and the potential for surrealist interpretation.

September 7 - November 4, 2012

FORUM 028: Anke Heelemann – Rearrangement

For her long-term project FOTOTHEK, Anke Heelemann collects long-forgotten private photographs which she then exhibits at changing locations. A wide-ranging archive of unascribed private photographs, slides and photo albums – extending from the 1920s through the ‘80s – forms the main body of, and source of inspiration for, the collection. FOTOTHEK has its spiritual home at a store in Weimar that boasts an archive of some 100,000 photos.

October 17, 2012 – November 25, 2012

FotoDoks: ACHTUNG?! – Respect, Control, Change

Over the past five years, FotoDoks has established itself as one of the most important festivals for documentary photography in the German-speaking countries. The Münchner Stadtmuseum is now hosting the FotoDoks festival exhibition for a second time, after showings in Bad Aibling and the temporary cultural centre of Puerto Giesing.

October 17, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Twenty-five years of the Munich Labor Movement Archive

The small exhibition displays a selection of items from the collection of the Munich Labor Movement Archive.

November 16, 2012 - extended until June 23, 2013

Mein München. Interventions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum

We’re shaking things up! MEIN MÜNCHEN (My Munich) is a temporary exhibition comprising confrontational interventions challenging ‘Typically Munich!’, our permanent exhibition. The Münchner Stadtmuseum has invited students from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich to examine both their own perceptions of Munich and the ways in which the city is portrayed by its museums. The result is a panorama of the issues affecting Munich in the late modern period. Thirteen interventions, spread throughout the permanent exhibition, offer a subjective critique that challenges the city’s official history.

November 30, 2012 - May 20, 2013

Germany in Photography in the 19th Century

The Münchner Stadtmuseum is to stage an exhibition of a selection of 250 original photographs from the Dietmar Siegert private collection, Munich. This is the first broad-based exhibition of photographs chronicling the early decades of this medium.