On display in the main building’s second-floor galleries are treasures of classical modernism, including famous paintings like Oskar Kokoschka’s Bride of the Wind and Franz Marc’s Animal Destinies.
Opening with works by the Fauves and Cubists, the tour continues with galleries dedicated to the art of Expressionism and Surrealism and concludes with the visual language of the Constructivists. The Steinsaal, one of the museum’s finest rooms, invites visitors to immerse themselves in the oeuvre of the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Starting in July 2020, fifteen new works enrich the collection: our presentation of the dazzlingly colorful French art of the early twentieth century is strengthened by outstanding works on permanent loan to the museum, including paintings by André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. Two galleries devoted to the art of Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso showcase the works from the estate of Frank and Alma Probst-Lauber donated by the Christoph Merian Foundation. Also among the newcomers are not one but two new works by Gabriele Münter: a painting from her early years in Murnau and a reverse glass painting acquired by the Im Obersteg Stiftung. And thanks to another generous donor, a work by Verena Loewensberg now complements the Constructivism gallery at the end of the tour.