Haus der Kunst, München. Ein Ort und seine Geschichte im Nationalsozialismus [Haus der Kunst, Munich. A Place and Its History in National Socialism]

Publication 01.11.15 2015

Published by Haus der Kunst 
Documentation by Sabine Brantl.

2nd edition
Published by Allitera Verlag Munich, 2015
150 pages with several black/white reproductions
In German

Price 14.90 € 

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Haus der Kunst, München. Ein Ort und seine Geschichte im Nationalsozialismus [Haus der Kunst, Munich. A Place and Its History in National Socialism]


Stretch your view

Stretch your view

Pdf, Essay

History of the air-raid shelter in Haus der Kunst

Text on the history of the former air-raid shelter in Haus der Kunst by Munich historian Sabine Brantl. MORE

In the press

Histories in Conflict

Read a selection of the latest press reports, radio features, and reviews of the exhibition. MORE


Histories in Conflict

10.06.12 – 13.01.13

In 2012, Haus der Kunst opened its doors for its 75th year. At the same time, it looked back upon its 20-year existence as Stiftung Haus der Kunst München GmbH. MORE


Histories in Conflict


The illustrated online tour guides you through the six stations of the exhibition "Histories in Conflict", which takes a critical look at Haus der Kunst's historical heritage. MORE




Art in the "Third Reich": Hitler's 'Brush Worker'

SPIEGEL ONLINE article on Adolf Ziegler, painter and president of the Reich's Chamber of Visual Arts, whose painting "The Four Elements" was on view in the exhibition "Histories in Conflict" MORE


Interventions into Architecture

Video about the artworks currently installed on Haus der Kunst's facade – by Mel Bochner, Christian Boltanski and Gustav Metzger MORE


Wilhelm Lehmbruck

The exhibition focused on 46 sculptures, but also draw the viewer's attention to a number of various paintings, drawings, and graphic works, thereby revealing a largely unknown aspect of the artist's body of work. MORE


The 1930s. Setting: Germany

11.02 – 17.04.77

Golo Mann praised the exhibition of German painting, sculpture, and decorative arts in the 1930s as a bold undertaking, for this period had previously been taboo. MORE


Wounds of Memory

06.05 – 28.05.95

With "Wounds of Memory", organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi dictatorship, Haus der Kunst wanted to draw attention to the war's horrific banality. MORE

The Confiscation of "Degenerate Art" 1937–38

Database on all works of “degenerate art” confiscated from German museums in 1937/38. Project by the Freie Universität Berlin MORE


Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965 - Exhibition Guide



Haegue Yang: Accommodating the Epic Dispersion


Publication on Haegue Yang's installation "Accommodating the Epic Dispersion". MORE

Permanent Exhibition

Archive Gallery 2017/18

18.07.17 – 04.02.18

The focus is the summer of 1937 in Munich, when the new Haus der Deutschen Kunst opened with the first "Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung", and the vilified show "Entartete Kunst" [Degenerate Art] was presented concurrently in the gallery building in the nearby Hofgarten MORE

Activity sheets

Riddle rally for parents and children

Are you planning a visit to Haus der Kunst with kids? With pencil in hand, your children will be entertained as they discover the works of art. MORE

State Minister reports in parliament on current situation concerning renovation of Haus der Kunst

David Chipperfield Architects was commissioned with the planning of the building's renovation. MORE

Guest article by Okwui Enwezor in Süddeutsche Zeitung on the rennovation of Haus der Kunst

In this guest article for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Okwui Enwezor, Director of Haus der Kunst, answers questions and concerns raised over the planned renovation of Haus der Kunst. MORE

In the press

Reviews on Archive Gallery in Haus der Kunst

Here you find different press reactions to the newly opened Archive Gallery. MORE


Degenerate Art — The Iconoclasm 25 Years Ago

The exhibition commemorated the defamatory "Degenerate Art" exhibition, which was ordered by Adolf Hitler and took place at the same time as the lavish launch of the "House of German Art" in 1937. MORE


Withholding Images

Withholding Images MORE