Exhibitions

Our historical permanent exhibition Munich and National Socialism documents the origins, the impact, and the consequences of National Socialism up to the present day. Temporary exhibitions and interventions offer current and international perspectives and focus on certain aspects. Our formats can be artistic or participatory.

Exhibition

Materializing. Contemporary Art and the Shoah in Poland

Oct. 20, 2023 to Feb. 25, 2024

The exhibition examines the artistic practices of contemporary Polish artists addressing themes of memory and the material traces of the Holocaust. With artworks by Zuzanna Hertzberg, Elżbieta Janicka & Wojciech Wilczyk, Paweł Kowalewski, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Natalia Romik, Wilhelm Sasnal, and Artur Żmijewski & Zofia Waślicka-Żmijewska.

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Exhibition

Munich and National Socialism

Where did National Socialism and its ideology come from? How did Adolf Hitler come to power and why did democracy fail? What led to racial and social exclusion, war, and mass murder? The exhibition examines the origins and rise of National Socialism in Munich and the city’s special role in the Nazi regime of terror. It also addresses the city’s difficulties in dealing with this history since 1945 and the impact the past still has today.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Online exhibitions

Stories
online

TO BE SEEN. queer lives 1900–1950

Our online storytelling provides a look inside the stories of LGBTQI+ in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. Here you can scroll through their stories!

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Stories
online

The Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto

Scroll through the impressive eye-witness testimonies from the so-called Ringelblum Archive: these tell the story of the lives and deaths of people in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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Other projects

Installation

Memory Loops

Memory Loops is a collage of voices and music consisting of 300 audio tracks by the Munich-based artist Michaela Melián. It is a virtual memorial to the victims of Nazism.

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