Canada and Impressionism
For the first time in Europe, the Kunsthalle Munich presents masterpieces by Canadian Impressionists from the late 19th to the early 20th century. Influenced by Impressionism in France, they were especially interested in capturing the fleeting atmosphere of the moment. They painted scenes from everyday life in Canada and landscapes that reproduced the incomparable light and nature of the North. Some artists ultimately emancipated themselves from European Impressionism, creating an own distinctive style for their young nation.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the Kunsthalle München.
The Fabric of Modernity
Matisse – Lurçat – Miró
French Tapestries from 1918 to the Present
For over 400 years, the Gobelins Manufactory in Paris has acquired a reputation for woven artworks of the highest quality. With innumerable large-scale tapestries spanning the period from the end of World War I to the present day, the exhibition reveals just how surprisingly modern this noble craft truly is. In collaboration with the most prestigious French and international artists, including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Le Corbusier, Joan Miró and Louise Bourgeois, the Gobelins Manufactory created textile masterpieces, which are now being presented in Germany for the first time.
An exhibition cooperation with the Mobilier National, Paris.
A spectacular fashion extravaganza in the Kunsthalle München, which is presenting the work of Thierry Mugler – designer, director, photographer and perfumer par excellence – for the first time in a brilliantly staged exhibition. Over 140 creations from haute couture and prêt-à-porter, unpublished archive material and pictures by world-famous photographers highlight three decades of the Frenchman’s work. Time and again since the 70s, Mugler has succeeded in influencing pop culture and revolutionising the world of couture. He was drawn to unusual materials such as metal, faux fur, vinyl and latex to produce his futuristic, glamorous designs, thereby creating epoch-making garments that radiate both a sensual as well as powerful femininity.