Special Exhibitions

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.