Sure, we're just heading into fall now, but 2013 will be here before you know it, and Munich is already getting ready. Here are a few things to see and do in town...
Munich Creative Business Week 2013
From February 16 to 24 2013, design professionals from around the world will gather in Munich for the second edition of “Munich Creative Business Week.” This time, the variety of design fields will be focused around three central points of discussion: “Design: social & cultural needs,” “Design: inspired by technology” and “Design: sustain your brand.” The main location will be Munich’s Old Congress Hall, the site of various events including the special exhibition “mcbw moments – thinking spaces for design.” In addition, visitors can meet the “Builders of Quality” at many other events throughout the city.
The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Reopens
After four years the world’s largest collection of Blue Rider works will return to the newly refurbished Munich art museum in May 2013. The Lenbachhaus has been completely overhauled and expanded by the architects Foster + Partners, and soon famous works by Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, August Macke and Paul Klee will again be on show in Munich.
“Kunst Ist Schoen, Macht Aber Viel Arbeit”
From November 9 to February 10, 2013, the exhibition “Art Is Beautiful, But it’s Hard Work Too” in the Kunstbau prepares for the new presentation of the collection in the Lenbachhaus. It will show major works and also lesser-known treasures of the nineteenth century, the Blue Rider and New Objectivity, and also post-war modernism and very contemporary art.
Space For Experimentation
The Pinakothek der Moderne is due to close for renovations in February 2013 and is scheduled to reopen in September 2013. The closure of the museum building, with four museums under one roof, is being seized on as an unmissable opportunity. A makeshift exhibition pavilion, named the Schaustelle (or "show site") is to be set up by the four collections at the Pinakothek der Moderne for the duration of the renovations. It will provide them with a temporary platform to hold exhibitions, workshops, talks, performances, film screenings and video installations and much more besides.