Staatliche Graphische Sammlung -
the Bavarian Collection of Graphic Arts

STAATLICHE GRAPHISCHE SAMMULUNG: This old Nazi-era administration building houses drawings by masters including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

DRAWN CLOSE: A drawing by Raffaello Santi that's part of the collection.

They’re part of 400 000-piece collection of printed and handmade drawings going back half a millennium.

The focus is on centuries-old German and Dutch works, German drawings from the 19th century, Italian Renaissance drawings and international graphic works from the 20th century to today.

The centre has limited exhibitions of the works (most of the pieces can be viewed on request) and further temporary exhibitions are to be seen at the Neue Pinakothek.

The collection is moving to the Pinakothek der Moderne on Barer Strasse after the second phase of its construction is finished.

RICH COLLECTION: The centre has over 400,000 works.

The Details

Location: Meiser Strasse 10. It's on the eastern side of Königsplatz.
Phone: 089 28 92 76 50
Open: The study hall is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Thursday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm, Friday from 10am to 12.30pm.
Cost: Admission is free
Directions: A 10-minute walk north of the Hauptbahnhof along Luisen Strasse.

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