The Lenbachhaus in Munich contains an art museum and is part of Munich's "Kunstareal" (the "art area").
The Lenbachhaus was built as a Florentine-style villa for the painter Franz von Lenbach between 1887 and 1891 by Gabriel von Seidl. Some of the rooms of the villa still have kept their original design.
The city of Munich acquired the building in 1924, and today, the Lenbach Haus houses the city's gallery. The Lenbachhaus was expanded 1927-1929 by Hans Grässel and again 1969-1972 by Heinrich Volbehr and Rudolf Thönessen. The latest wing was closed to the public in 2009 to allow the expansion and restoration of the Lenbachhaus by Norman Foster. Construction started May, 2009, and the scheduled reopening is Spring 2013. Currently, the house is not accessible to the public. The architect has decided to place the new main entrance on Museumsplatz in front of the Propylaea.
The gallery contains a variety of works by Munich painters and contemporary artists, in styles such as The Blue Rider and New Objectivity.
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau
Tel. (089) 233320-00
Fax (089) 23332-03/04
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 18:00 o'clock
Holiday opened except Christmas eve, Silvester and carnival Tuesday