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“Wonderful expansion of an old favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House

Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House
Luisenstrasse 33, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
0049 89 23 33 20 00
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Ranked #4 of 157 attractions in Munich
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Wonderful expansion of an old favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

When we lived in Munich, ages ago, this became my favorite art museum. In the inviting atmosphere of the Villa Lehnbach was a startling collection of the bright, colorful and boundary-pushing work of the Blue Rider School of German Expressionism. Many visits to this intriguing display honed my appreciation for post-impressionistic art. My visit to this collection two weeks ago blew me away. The collection of expressionistic works has grown immensely and has been accompanied by a large gallery showing the work of 19th Century German artists. Thinking we would see the same collection of the Blue Rider School for which we had so much affection, we spent quite a bit a time among the works of earlier painters. Our mistake. When we reached the Blue Rider floor, the museum seem to explode with this expanded collection. Among the works new to us, were those that were familiar "old friends." We soon discovered that we had spent way too much time on the lower floor and were pushed to miss some parts of the display of Expressionists. So please, if you are a fan of Expressionism, and you only have time for one visit, view that collection first so that you have time to savor each painting or sculpture.. The core of the Blue Rider collection includes Kandinsky (love his early works) Munter, Marc, Macke and Jawlensky. It also features a couple galleries of Klee. BTW: the new building built for this art is also a work of art. Audio tapes in several languages, including English, are available.

Visited October 2013
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“Old and new interesting combination, Nice Cafe / restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Various artist from bavarian classic upto modern international pieces - there is a lot to see. You can get an audio guide (several languages) for free, wich realy helps in understanding the background of a lot of artist and samples.

Visited October 2013
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“Renovated gallery is a treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This newly renovated gallery is a hugh surprise. The works of the Blue Riders (Kandinsky, Mach, etc) are extensive and well presented. The other exhibits range from 19th century works to present day artists is thoughtful and thought provoking.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Modern, full of light”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I enjoyed the Lenbachhaus Museum. Recently rehabilitated. It is well appointed with commanding masterpieces. The museum is well stocked with modern art. It seems to be full of color and light. Great rooms for exhibiting art well spaced areas. Give yourself 2 to 3 hours to see, very manageable.

Visited September 2013
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“Reopened Art Museum Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you are a fan of Expressionism, especially the Blue Rider group including Kandinsky, you should not miss a visit to this beautiful mansion which was converted into an art museum. The museum also includes works from other artists and into the contemporary period.

The core of the collection deals with a key period in modern art immediately predating the introduction of abstraction into painting.

The museum itself was closed for a considerable period for renovations. The building itself is stunning and worthy of the art within.

Visited August 2013
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