Munich, summer 1937. "Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung" and "Entartete Kunst"

Permanent Exhibition 18.07.17 – 04.02.18

The new presentation in the Archive Gallery is designed as a "reading room". 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. Historical film documents, publications and material on the history of the building and exhibitions presented in the Haus der Deutschen Kunst highlight these events, which marked a major upheaval in the cultural climate in Germany. The defamatory exhibition was shown in various German cities until 1942; the "Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung", in contrast, took place annually until 1944 in the Haus der Deutschen Kunst and was considered the most important presentation and sales venue of "German" art. More than 9,000 painters, sculptors and graphic artists submitted their work over the years. In the framework of the presentation in the Archive Gallery, the House of German Art's index of artists, in which every applicant was registered from 1938 onwards, will be publicly accessible – in digital form – for the first time. 

Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung 1937, Stadtarchiv München, DE-1992-FS-NS-00456

Stretch your view

Stretch your view

Archiv Galerie 

08.03.14 – 06.09.15 

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

In the press

Reviews on Archive Gallery in Haus der Kunst

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


Worksheets on Archive Gallery

Worksheets on topics related to the Archive Gallery can be downloaded here. MORE


Archive Gallery 2014/15

08.03.14 – 06.09.15

The Archive Gallery in Haus der Kunst is a new interdisciplinary research and exhibition center and the visible memory of the turbulent history and the complex historical process that has made Haus der Kunst what it is today. MORE


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



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

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


Interventions into Architecture

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


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

Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

The program was inaugurated in August 2013 and awards each fellowship for one academic year. The fifth fellowship is to start in August 2017. MORE


"Postwar – Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965"

21.05 – 24.05.14

Convened at Haus der Kunst in collaboration with the Tate Modern in 21-24 May, 2014, the "Postwar — Art between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945-1965" conference is an attempt to reconsider and re-examine the two decades following World War II. MORE


Haus der Kunst, Munich. A Place and Its History in National Socialism


Allitera Verlag Munich, 2015. Published by Haus der Kunst. MORE


Works of European sculpture

The exhibition focused not only on sculpture as an art form, but also on its interpretation by European artists. MORE


Graham Sutherland

A few years after its exhibition of works by English sculptor Henry Moore, Haus der Kunst again paid tribute to a contemporary artist from England, this time to the painter Graham Sutherland. MORE




Ellsworth Kelly. Retrospective

17.10.97 – 20.01.98

Ellsworth Kelly is a part of the generation that went beyond Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s and developed a new pictorial language. MORE


Emil Schumacher — Retrospective

08.05 – 12.07.98

The paintings of Emil Schumacher (1912–1999) are considered a high point in German postwar art. 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


Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi

23.06.17 – 07.01.18

The comprehensive overview presents rare and never-before exhibited large-scale paintings along with other works by the Guyanese-born British painter Frank Bowling. MORE