Special Exhibitions

December 8, 2017 – February 4, 2018

FORUM 044: Jenny Schäfer – List: New Water

FORUM 044, the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s contemporary photography exhibition, presents “List: New Water” by Jenny Schäfer – an artistic exploration of the ambivalence of the element of water. How is water perceived? How is water marketed? What kinds of associations are triggered by this element?

October 6, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Adolphe Braun. A European Photography Business and the 19th-Century Visual Arts

The Münchner Stadtmuseum is holding the first-ever retrospective of French photographer Adolphe Braun (1812-1877) to be hosted by a German-speaking country. The exhibition draws on the Museum’s own extensive collection complemented by loans from around the world, and presents some 400 original Braun photographs, along with some 20 paintings by a number of international artists.

May 12 – extended until January 14, 2018

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.

September 1 – November 12, 2017

FORUM 043: Sebastian Jung – Winzerla

The Münchner Stadtmuseum’s FORUM 043 contemporary photography exhibition features “Winzerla – Art as a Search for Clues in the Shadow of the NSU” by Sebastian Jung. Winzerla is the high-density housing development in Jena that was originally home to members of the right-wing terrorist organization known as the NSU (National Socialist Underground).

March 24 – July 16, 2017

No secrets! – Images of Surveillance

Since Edward Snowden’s disclosures, no-one has been in any doubt about the existence of widespread digital surveillance and monitoring. However, it is not intelligence agencies alone that obtain data from our use of media technologies. Automated analysis of electronic processes, events and communications is also employed to interpret people’s behavior in the “Internet of Things” and the mind-blowing world of “Big Data”.