Thanks for checking out our post about art in Munich. Our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
If you are after any specific section you can jump straight to it using the table of contents on the left. We are also including a Munich art map with all of the various places we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Munich
If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Munich you can head to:
- Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst at Gabelsbergerstr 35
- Alte Pinakothek at Barer Str 27
- Neue Pinakothek at Barer Str 29
- Museum Brandhorst at Theresienstr 35a
- Pinakothek Der Moderne at Barer Str 40
- Bayerisches National Museum at Prinzregentenstr 3
- Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus at Luisenstr 33
- Museum Villa Stuck at Prinzregentenstr 60
- Museum Of Urban And Contemporary Art at Hotterstr 12
- Knust Kunz at Ludwigstr 7
- Barbara Gross Galerie at Oettingenstr 8c
- Galerie Klüser at Georgenstr 15
If you aren’t a German speaker the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst focuses on Egyptian Art and some really amazing ancient sculptures dating back as many as 5,000 years in particular. Children enter free and large groups of 15 or more can get a discount and they keep regular hours from 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday and until 8pm on Tuesday.
Alte Pinakothek was built in the early to mid-1800’s ad today contains hundreds of masterpieces from the 14th to 18th centuries including works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Leonardo, and Durer among others that you can check out starting at 10am Tuesday through Sunday.
The lineup at Neue Pinakothek is just as impressive as they have modern art works by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Max Liebermann, Edouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne. This is definitely one of the best museums in Munich and you can see what they have to offer starting at 10am Tuesday through Sunday plus they put on frequent events like live readings or concerts.
There are over a thousand unique items at Museum Brandhorst which is open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday but on Tuesday they stay open until 8pm including the world’s biggest collection of Cy Twombly’s and the most Andy Warhol’s you will find in Europe.
You can find more than 20,000 artworks and 500,000 unique drawings and prints near you at Pinakothek Der Moderne and if you head there on the first Friday and Saturday of the month at about 3pm when they usually have free workshops and lectures.
After being founded in 1855 Bayerisches National Museum has grown into one of the largest fine arts and history museums in Europe. They have frequent events, holiday activities, story afternoons for kids, and other workshops with regular hours from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday while staying open until 8pm on Thursday.
If you are a fan of the Blue Rider artists who many say pioneered classic modernism then you will love the collection at Lenbachhaus which is viewable from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday and until 8pm on Thursday.
The Museum Of Urban And Contemporary Art puts on a free street art tour and has graffiti workshops but they are only open from noon to 6pm on weekends.
Materials & Supplies Near You
The best stores to buy art supplies and materials in your area are:
- Schachinger Künstlerbedarf at Josephspitalstr 6
- Papierkiste at Steinheilstr 5
- Gerstaecker at Truderinger Str 265
- Kremer Pigmente at Barer Str 46
- Boesner at Atelierstr 18
- Idee Creativmarkt at Bayerstr 3-5
Schachinger Künstlerbedarf has been one of the best places to buy art supplies in Munich since 1877.
There are over 50,000 materials and items available at Gerstaecker including studio furnishings, drawing supplies, and paints plus they do custom framing.
You can find over 1,500 pigments including some rare hard to find pigments at Kremer Pigmente.
Shows & Events
Some of the best local art shows and events held in this city are:
- Highlights-International Art Fair in July
- Artmuc in May & October
- Position Munich in October
The Highlights-International Art Fair goes down at Munich Residenz every July and it is a sales exhibition where you can find everything from ancient artwork to classic and modern styles.
The biggest art fair in Bavaria is Artmuc which takes place every May and October at Isarforum Ludwigsbrücke.
The focus of Artmuc is contemporary works.
Also in October is Position where you can see incredible artworks on paper along with other medias.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
When you are trying to find a new piece for your collection or to figure out the true value of something visit one of these art dealers and appraisers in your area:
- Artcurial Allemagne at Galeriestr 2B
- Emilia Radmacher Art Consulting at Lohengrinstr 29
- Vogel Art at Neherstr 5
- Arsipsum at Am Waldspitz 17
- Bailer Kunst at Bergmannstr 24
You can get free confidential appraisal services from Artcurial Allemagne who also hosts auctions and can try to assist with private art sales near you.
At Vogel Art expect to find limited editions of the leading living artists plus they do private and corporate consulting.
You can rent, rent to buy, or just buy art from Bailer Kunst who also does free consultations.
The Bavarian National Museum we mentioned earlier also offers appraisal services.
When the weather is nice try an art walking tour:
- Ludwig & Lola Stadtführungen at Marienplatz 8
- MUCA Street Art Tour
Ludwig & Lola Stadtführungen isn’t necessarily an art walking tour per se but they do have a variety of tours through Munich’s Old Town on Fridays and Saturdays and can do private tours any day of the week.
Earlier we told you about the The Museum Of Urban And Contemporary Arts street art tour and they know a ton about the history of graffiti, the history of the local street, and can show you some unique areas many visitors to this town don’t ever see. The tour starts at the Fräulein Grüneis kiosk at the Eisbach and ends at MUCA where you can enter free of charge.
Sculptures & Statues
Taking selfies with these sculptures and statues in your area could also be enjoyable:
- Juliet Capulet Statue at Marienplatz 15
- Walking Man at Leopoldstr 36
- Bavaria Statue at Theresienhöhe 16
- Mae West at Isarring 125
- The Ring on Luisenstr
- Wels Catfish on Neuhauser Str
- Umschreibung at Ganghoferstr 29A
Back in 1974 the city of Verona gave the Juliet Capulet Statue to this city as a gift and you can check it out near the old town hall.
American artist Jonathan Borofsky created the Walking Man sculpture that has been in front of the Munich Reinsurance building in Shwabing for over 25 years.
The Bavaria Statue was put up quite a bit earlier than that as Ludwig Schwanthaler designed this 18 meter high bronze masterpiece in the mid 1800’s.
Rita McBride is the brainchild behind the Mae West sculpture.
You can find The Ring near the old botanical gardens between the local museum district and the main train station.
Wels Catfish was created back in 1982 and sits in front of the Jagdmuseum.
Danish artist Olafur Eliasson put up the Umschreibung sculpture in 2004 and if you want to check it out visit the courtyard at the KPMG Building.
Munich Art Classes
Whether you are trying to find private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults the best art schools in Munich would be:
- Akademie der Bildenden Künste München at Akademiestr 2-4
- Akthof at Türkenstr 78
- Kreativzeitraum at Schwanthalerstr 127
- Isabella Atelier at Isabellastr 35
- Freie Kunstwerkstatt München at Dachauer Str 42
- Atelierprojekt at Landwehrstr 39
You can get different types of graduate and degree programs in artistic skills, fine art, art education, interior design, visual design, and even architecture from Akademie der Bildenden Künste München.
There are local weekend art classes and evening classes on Tuesdays for all ages and skill levels available at Akthof.
Expect to find painting, drawing, and portfolio preparation courses available from the instructors at Isabella Atelier.
Freie Kunstwerkstatt can also provide lessons on preparing a portfolio to help you qualify for entrance exams at academies, universities, and technical colleges.
There are classes for all ages, weekend lessons, and summer camps available at Atelierprojekt.
Studios For Rent Near You
If you are ready to start your next project you can rent art studio space in your area at:
- DomagKateliers at Margarete-Schütte-Lihotzky-Str 30
- Atelierhaus Baumstrasse at Baumstr 8
- Atelierhaus Dachauer Strasse at Dachauer Str 110G
When you need art framing services in Munich try out:
- Rahmen Lachner at Landsberger Str 106
- Rahmen Center München at Schulstr 30
- Kunsthandel und Rahmen at Baaderstr 31
- Bild & Rahmenwerkstatt at Metzstr 5
- Frames & Gallery Gmbh Barbara Sokolov at Belgradstr 14
- Rahmen Ruetz at Prannerstr 7
You will find thousands of profiles, colors, mats, and frames at Rahmen Lachner who can also clean and restore paintings plus they offer a pick-up and delivery service for large paintings.
At Rahmen Center München they do painting and frame restorations or cleanings and can help with picture hanging.
There are over 700 different frame strips made of wood and aluminum available at Bild & Rahmenwerkstatt.
Anti-theft devices are available at Rahmen Ruetz who also does gold plating and restores damaged pictures and frames.
Gerstaecker and Boesner from our art supply stores in your area list also do framing.
By the way we have also discussed local art in:
- Berlin’s Best Museums & Galleries
- Prague’s Best Museums & Galleries
- Vienna’s Best Museums & Galleries
- Zurich’s Best Museums & Galleries
Have Fun Enjoying The Munich Art Scene
We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and art framers near you.
If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene yourself. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.
We hope you enjoy your time at the best Munich art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.