Centered around an Italianate villa built by the painter Franz von Lenbach between 1887 and 1891 to serve as his residence and atelier, this museum today displays a dazzling collection of late-19th and early-20th-century German Impressionist and Expressionist art. The museum, which reopened in 2013 after a complete refurbishment that added a new wing, is especially known for its outstanding collection of works by the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) school of artists working in Munich before World War I. Bold colors and abstract forms characterize the work of the artists represented, including Wasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, and Gabriele Münter. The treasure-trove of art here also includes painters from von Lenbach himself to modernists such as Joseph Beuys, Ellsworth Kelly, and Sol LeWitt. Exhibitions or contemporary work are held in the new wing and in the adjacent Kunstbau.