HISTORY

After a year-long renovation of the former municipal substation in 2016, MUCA opened – Germany’s first museum for urban art.

Founded by husband and wife art enthusiasts Stephanie and Christian Utz, MUCA has set as its highest maxim the aim to introduce urban art to the contemporary discourse and establish this emerging art form’s claim to museum space. Our household collection is one of Europe’s largest in the urban art genre.

MUCA is a space to encounter urban and contemporary art through excellent programming. Across three floors, as well as the bunker next door, varying special exhibitions alongside the permanent collection showcase the work of internationally renowned artists.

PHILOSOPHY

We believe art has the potential to change perceptions of the world. We aim to build space for an ephemeral movement, where street and urban art interact with and enrich other contemporary genres to generate new perspectives.

As the most current art form of our century, street art is a rightly celebrated global phenomenon, but has not yet established itself in the art discourse. MUCA seeks to consolidate urban movements in art history, building bridges between an international audience of experts, artists and the public.

From the museum’s conception, our goal has been to bring art and its people to a space that consistently asks itself what a visionary museum ought to be. At its centre is the community we welcome to play an active role in this process of museumisation.