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Alex Katz Presents a Major Work to the Brandhorst Foundation

Alex Katz - "City Landscape", 1995 - Oil on canvas, 305 x 610 cm. - Museum Brandhorst - Photo: Paul Takeuchi © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

MUNICH.- By now it is hard to imagine the
Kunstareal without it: the Museum Brandhorst, inaugurated at an official

ceremony on 18 May, 2009, takes positive stock of its first year: 345
visitors streamed to Munich’s new highlight with its characteristic,
brightly-coloured ceramic rods – and the interest shows no signs of
letting up.
2 255 guided tours with some 39 300 participants are one more clear
of the extent to which the museum has become an established institution
Munich and beyond.
»I’m thrilled at the positive response that
museum has witnessed since its opening«, Klaus Schrenk, Director General
of the
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, said. »The architecture and the
at the Museum Brandhorst fuse in a way not found anywhere else.