The art district is in the Maxvorstadt quarter. Four of the best museums in Munich are in the same place: the Alte Pinakothek exhibits pictures from painters of the Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century; opposite it is the Neue Pinakothek [New Art Gallery] with 19th and early 20th century works; the Pinakothek der Moderne displays works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The fourth museum in the quarter is called the Brandhorst Collection and was opened in just 2009. It exhibits more than 700 works by artists who have had a decisive influence on art since 1945.
Tip: if you only have time for one museum, we recommend the Pinakothek der Moderne. The building is worth seeing purely from an architectural point of view. In addition to the permanent exhibitions there are always worthwhile temporary exhibitions.
Theresienstraße underground station