We regularly offer guided tours in German and English exploring our current exhibitions as well as the permanent collection. There you can learn more about the artworks, the artistic positions and the collection. Below or in our calendar you can find out more about the dates and topics of the next public tours and when they are held in English. The meeting point is in the museum foyer. The tour is included in the entrance fee. There is a limited number of places. Participation wristbands are available from 30 minutes before the start of the tour at the information desk. Of course, you can book these formats at any time as private tours with us as well.
Overview Tour I Forever Young
“Forever Young – 10 Years Museum Brandhorst” traces an arc from the early 1960s to contemporary art production, and links our numerous new acquisitions of recent years to famous works from our collection. On a tour through all floors of the building you can explore the architecture and get to know the highlights of the collection: from Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly to Keith Haring and Albert Oehlen to Louise Lawler and Charline von Heyl.
Themed Tour I The Dark Side of Pop Art
The Pop art artists, especially Andy Warhol, glorified the icons of pop culture and were the first to show consumer goods and the products of the mass media in art. At the same time, their works also addressed the downside of capitalism and consumer culture, such as the obsession with surfaces. The tour shows how Pop art could be a phenomenon of both mass culture and subculture, and how its strategies still influences artists to this day.
Themed Tour I Between Identity Politics and Collective Neurosis
Since the 1960s, many artists have addressed questions of identity in their works, with reference to skin color, sexual orientation, or social class. They celebrate these identities, but also make discrimination visible. This tour contrasts these analyses of identity politics with works that concentrate on the desire for optimization and the collective neuroses of our performance-oriented society.
Themed Tour I Painting Is Dead. Long Live Painting!
The death of painting has been declared at regular intervals ever since the invention of photography, its significance deemed obsolete. Based on selected works from the 1960s to the present day, this tour shows how painting as a medium has not merely defended its position in art, but how it also picks up on and reflects changes in image culture, from photography to television through to social media and the internet.
Themed Tour I Cy Twombly
With more than 170 pieces, the inventory of works by the American artist Cy Twombly in the Brandhorst Collection is unique worldwide. The tour provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the incomparable work of the artist and to gain an insight into his multifaceted oeuvre in the media of painting, sculpture, and drawing. Highlights such as the Rose Gallery or the monumental ‘Lepanto’ cycle (2001) are naturally included in the tour, which also examines Twombly’s lyrical combination of image and text.