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Brandhorst Museum opens amidst fanfare

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The opening of the Brandhorst Museum at Munich was a rollicking affair with ceremonies of grand stature beckoning the occasion. 

The first day of the opening saw a Catholic bishop, a Protestant bishop and an archpriest of the Greek-Orthodox church gracing the event.

Come second and third day, and thousands of guests of honour, politicians, journos, sponsors and collectors congregated in the gazebo made by the organisers between the Pinakothek der Moderne and the new museum. 

The museum is unique in the sense that it uses the most modern technology which has its foundation on the latest environmental research. For instance, heated groundwater helps maintain the temperature.

The outer crust of the building is an extraordinary arrangement of sparkling, multi-hued ceramic rods which remind you of the hull of a ship. The interiors of the museum have one of the most complicated light systems that give you a feel of an ocean liner.

Oak floors and railings also adorn the museum which has become even more delightful with the display of Twombly’s latest work, the 2007 “Roses” series.

Contemporary artists like Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars, John Chamberlain, Eric Fischl, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Alex Katz, Mike Kelley, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke and Christopher Wool have their works displayed in the impeccable art museum.

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Written by Jaspreet Kaur

July 25, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Posted in Contemporary Art

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