Brandhorst Museum opens

Brandhorst Museum opens in Munich on 21 May

Munich’s Brandhorst Museum (The Art Newspaper, February 2009, p16), housing the modern and contemporary collection of Udo and Anette Brandhorst, will finally open on 21 May after nearly ten years in the planning.

The 12,100 sq m building was designed by Berlin-based architects Sauerbruch Hutton and cost €46m. The Brandhorst collection comprises more than 700 works, including a substantial group of Cy Twombly paintings, sculptures and drawings.

It also includes works by Joseph Beuys, Bruce Nauman, Damien Hirst and Gerhard Richter, among many others. The museum is directed by Armin Zweite, previously head of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf.

News story published on The Art Newspaper website 6 May, 2009