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Alex Katz Presents a Major Work to the Brandhorst Foundation

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: 345 000 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 confirmation of the extent to which the museum has become an established institution in Munich and beyond. »I’m thrilled at the positive response that the museum has witnessed since its opening«, Klaus Schrenk, Director General of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, said. »The architecture and the collection at the Museum Brandhorst fuse in a way not found anywhere else. The issue of sustainable architecture in a museum context is of interest to visitors and the Cy Twombly rooms, with