MUCA MUNICH

Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art

Current exhibitions at the MUCA Museum

Icons of Urban Art

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The exhibition “Icons of Urban Art” shows a variety of original works by the most legendary names of the urban art scene in an impressive spatial staging. Based on one of the largest Banksy collections in Europe, key works from official Banksy exhibitions are also presented.

Among them is the monumental oil painting “Are You Using That Chair?”-a subversive allegory to Edward Hopper’s famous painting “Nighthawks.” The large-scale work was previously on view only once in Banksy’s exhibition “Crude Oils,” 2005 in London.

Richard Hambleton – The Forgotten Shadow Man

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Hambleton is considered one of the first street artists on the American continent.  His most famous works were created in the 80s in the backyards and dark alleys of New York. There he painted distorted shadows of human bodies in black paint, which were intended to frighten the viewer. A name was quickly found for it: the “Shadowman” was born.

About ten years ago his works were rediscovered and he was able to continue his old successes. Richard Hambleton died at the height of his renaissance at the age of 65. This exhibition is dedicated to his rediscovery and his famous motifs of the Shadowmen.

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About the MUCA

MUCA Munich

We believe that art has the potential to change the perception on the world. It is our goal to create spaces for a young and at the same time ephemeral art form, in which street and urban art are in dialogue with other genres of contemporary art, cross-fertilize each other and lead to new insights.

The MUCA as a meeting place for urban and contemporary art impresses with a top-class exhibition program. On several “art experience levels” the works of renowned, internationally acclaimed artists are not only on display at MUCA, it is also our concern to offer a platform to experimental formats and interesting positions.

The MUCA does not only see itself as inserting Urban Art into the contemporary art discourse and museumizing a young art form. A special focus is on art education. The exhibitions are accompanied by an extensive program of artist and expert talks, readings and guided tours.

Museum program in the middle of Munich

In the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town, just a stone’s throw from Marienplatz, the first Museum of Urban Art in Germany is located in a former substation of the municipal utilities on a total area of about 2,000 square meters.

The facade of the MUCA was designed by the renowned street artist Stohead and thus became an art object itself. The museum visitor enters the building through a calligraphically designed “shell”. In this way, the MUCA aims to create a connecting element between the interior and exterior spaces. This connection is important to us, as it should convey to the visitor already upon arrival that street art as an art form requires public space as a space for discussion and that the interior space represents a kind of protective and experimental zone.

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Museum opening hours

Opening Hours:

We are re-opening on March 12, 2021

MARCH:

Only Fridays and Saturdays 10am-8pm, Sundays 10am-6pm

APRIL:

During Easter Holidays we are open daily throughout 31 March till 11 April. Fridays and Saturdays 10am-8pm, Sundays 10am-6pm

 

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Here you can find the MUCA in Munich

Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA)
Hotterstraße 12
80331 München