MUCA Foundation


MUCA is a meeting place for urban and contemporary art and impresses with its top-class exhibition program. Not only the works of well-respected, internationally celebrated artists can be seen on several “art experience levels” at MUCA, experimental formats within the framework of “satellite projects” (e.g. Kunstlabor) are also promoted and given a platform.

MUCA is not just about inserting urban art into a contemporary art discourse and museuming a young art form. MUCA pays particular attention to art education in various forms. The exhibitions are accompanied by an extensive program with artist and expert discussions, readings, tours and workshops (especially for juvenile and children).

MUCA strengthens Germany as a creative location and creates alliances with cultural institutions, artists, the private sector and urban partners. In Munichs city marketing, MUCA is an important “figurehead”.

In 2019, the MUCA Museum and its projects counted over 100,000 visitors.

The MUCA has so far only been fiananced by the founder couple Stephanie and Christian Utz. Project related, MUCA has also been supported by sponsors. With founding the MUCA Foundation as a non-profit foundation, a high-class board was convened and the fundraising professionally expanded.


The main goal of the MUCA Foundation is primarily to expand and ensure a high-quality exhibition program with inspiring and fresh projects that addition the state-funded art scene in Munich.

In addition, the foundations utmost concerns are:

  • inscribe street and urban art into art history
  • sponsorship and support of art projects
  • establishment of a cross-genre cultural network


The purpose of the foundation is the direct funding of art and cultural activities of the MUCA Museum. This activity is solely charitable. The MUCA Foundation acts as the “carrier” of the museum and collection work, including the exhibition program and accompanying program such as artist talks, guided tours, readings and artistic event formats.


Allocation of Resources

The funds are used to expand MUCA and improve the planning horizon in order to further increase the quality of the exhibitions and requirements relating to museum operations (e.g. preservation of works with high value) as well as the overall exhibition space.

For this purpose, the MUCA Foundation was founded in December 2018, from which various areas of MUCA will be financed in the future.

Planned use of funds in 2020:

  • The high bunker in the immediate vicinity, a bunker from the Second World War, is being upgraded and integrated into the MUCA with a total of over 600 square meters of exhibition space.
  • Designing a public accessible outdoor area (“Urban Art Garden”). Upcoming there will be artist projects on the subject of “light”.
  • Modifications for the installation of a permanent exhibition for the “MUCA Collection” at the main location (Hotterstrasse).
  • MUCA takes (with a high investment volume ) over the former health center at Dachauer Strasse 90, one of the largest temporary uses in Munich.

Benefits for patrons

  • art in the context with “own person / brand”
  • preserve cultural values through endowment
  • incentivizing employees (employer branding)
  • donations from inheritance are tax deductible
  • no administrative work

MUCA says thank you

  • free ticketing
  • invitation to VIP previews
  • participation in guided tours
  • organization of a company event at special conditions
  • participation in lectures, artist talks, live paintings
  • reduced purchase of artist editions
  • free exhibition catalogs
  • network of over 10,000 art and culture lovers

Bank details MUCA foundation

Stadtsparkasse Munich
Account holder: MUCA FOUNDATION
IBAN: DE39 7015 0000 1005 4571 38

+++UPDATE / 13.03.2020 +++

Liebe Besucher/innen,

Das Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) ist vom 14. März 2020 bis 19. April 2020 geschlossen.

Das MUCA leistet damit, wie alle weiteren Kultureinrichtungen, seinen Beitrag zur Eindämmung des Corona-Virus.

Bereits erworbene Tickets behalten 12 Monate (ab Kaufdatum) ihre Gültigkeit und können zu einem späteren Termin eingelöst werden.

Bitte wenden Sie sich bei Fragen per E-Mail ( an unser Team.

+++UPDATE / 13 March 2020 +++

Dear visitors,

Based on recommendations by authorities and experts, MUCA has decided to close the museum until April 19, 2020 to actively contribute to inhibiting the dynamic spread of the Corona virus.

Pre-booked tickets will remain valid for 12 months and can be redeemed at a later point of time.

If you have any questions please contact our team via email to