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The Brandhorst Museum is a regular stop for art crawls in Munich, and offers viewers fresh takes and insights into the creative process. In an increasingly design-driven world, such art exhibitions help increase your “design quotient.”

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Brandhorst Museum

Munich is known as a hub not just for industrial manufacturing and beer festivals, but art and culture as well. The Brandhorst Museum, located in the art district of the city across from the Pinakothek museums, was opened in 2009, and celebrates its 10th anniversary next month. It builds on the collections of Udo Fritz-Hermann and Anette Brandhorst, and includes a range of modern art as well.

The striking multi-coloured building has spacious galleries spread across three floors, and also has a great view of the Pinakothek der Moderne (see our earlier photo essay here). Featured artists over the years include Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Jannis Kounellis, Francesco Clemente, Gerhard Richter, Alex Katz, Anri Sala, and Damien Hirst.

The works of New York painter Alex Katz feature simple but bold colours, spanning portraiture and landscape. Other techniques he used were cutouts or stands made of wood or aluminium.

The gallery and showroom have a wide range of art books as well, as featured in this photo essay along with the artworks. From paintings and installations to reading materials and artist meetups, this venue has it all.

Now, what have you done today to increase your “art quotient,” and find ways of infusing creativity into your daily work?

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