Special Exhibitions

November 30, 2018 – extended until May 26, 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.

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.

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.

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.

July 6 – October 14, 2018

The Roofs of Munich – Models of Historic Architectural Engineering

Roof structures are architecture’s unsung masterpieces. Architects have always had to design buildings in such a way that carpenters could actually roof them. Roofs thus reflect what was technically possible at a particular moment in time and can tell us a great deal about a city’s history. Almost all of Munich’s historic roofs were destroyed in the Second World War.

June 22 – September 16, 2018

FORUM 046: Claudius Schulze – State of Nature

As a freelance photographer Claudius Schulze works for magazines such as Der Spiegel, Stern, NEON and GEO. His artworks increasingly fall within the field of landscape photography, with a preference for large-format images. The Münchner Stadtmuseum presents a section from his extensive “State of Nature” series (2011–2017).

June 8 – 17, 2018

Indonesia # Bronze.Bamboo.Beats

The Gamelan is a musical ensemble hailing from the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, commonly thought of simply as vacation resorts. Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was the first, in the world of Western music, to recognize the highly developed culture that underpinned this percussion orchestra when he experienced Javanese gamelan performances at the World Exposition in Paris in 1889.

February 23 – May 27, 2018

FORUM 045: Arne Schmitt – Personality and System

The Münchner Stadtmuseum FORUM 045 young photography exhibition showcases two pieces by Arne Schmitt (born 1984, Mayen). This Cologne artist focuses particularly on the architecture of modernity and the postwar period. His works reflect the context in which they were created and the zeitgeist of formative buildings or building typologies.