After its original neoclassical building was destroyed in World War II, this museum—a world-class showcase for 19th-century German and European art—was re-housed in this postmodern stone building built in 1981. Not quite as daunting as the nearby Alte, the Neue still contains a wealth of major artworks. The museum focuses primarily on two collections. The first is German, with an emphasis on Romantic works and those associated with Ludwig I, the king of Bavaria from 1825 to 1848, who was a great patron of the arts and an ardent collector. Sublime landscapes by the German artist Casper David Friedrich (1174-1840), including Summer (1807) and Riesengebirge with Rising Fog (1819), illuminate the Romantic style of painting. The second collection highlights European Impressionism, starting with Edouard Manet and continuing with canvases by Van Gogh (one of his Sunflowers from 1888), Monet, Goya, Munch, Degas, Renoir, and Klimt. English artists whose works are on view include Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and William Turner. A tour of the highlights takes a couple of hours; an audio tour in English is free with your admission.
Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery)
Barerstrasse 27 (across Theresienstrasse from the Alte Pinakothek)
Our Rating Neighborhood Museumsviertel (Museum Quarter) Hours Wed–Mon 10am–6pm (Wed until 8pm) Transportation U-Bahn: Theresienstrasse. Tram: 27. Bus: 100. Phone 089/23805195 Prices Admission 7€ adults, 5€ students and seniors; Sat 1€ Web site Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery)
MapBarerstrasse 27 Munich
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