Joan Miró Exhibition in Munich, Germany

Kuenstlerhaus Munich


The Successio Miró came up with reasonable doubt as to the authenticity of the exhibited artworks. We therefore decided not to show the exhibition until further notice.

After many months of prepaprations we regretfully must take this step with respect to artistic work and all our visitors.

The cultural programme takes place as planned!


About the exhibition

The Catalan painter, graphic artist, ceramist and sculptor Joan Miró (1893-1983) is one of the best-known representatives of Surrealism. His works, created in the 1940s and 1950s, which are characterized by a cheerful and bizarre artistic language, established his world fame.

The exhibition „Charm and poetry of colours" at the Münchner Künstlerhaus presents 90 hand signed single sheets from the lithographic series Miró's, mainly illustrations of poems, as well as 15 historical posters. In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1920s, the young painter met Dadaist poets and Surrealist fellow artists at the beginning of his artistic work. For many of his contemporaries, poetry and fine arts were inextricably linked, reaffirming Miró's earnest and uncompromising quest to break the conventions of painting and poetry and give visual expression to poetry.

From the late 1940s, he began working in the printing workshop of Fernand Mourlot in Paris, which was also used by Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Henri Matisse. The lithography gained a great significance in the oeuvre of the artist and became his favourite technique. Most of the works exhibited in the Münchner Künstlerhaus date from his second creative period. The poetry of his friends Paul Éluard, Tristan Tzara, René Char, Andre Frénaud, Michel Leiris and Raymond Queneau find their expression here as well as poetry of Miró's own making.

In our in-house lithography workshop, we explain and demonstrate several times a day the different techniques of printing.

During the exhibition, we offer a colourful cultural program in the courtyard with flamenco evenings, concerts, readings and movie nights.


About the Kuenstlerhaus Munich

The stylish Kuenstlerhaus Munich, built 1900, is a real piece of the city history of Munich and until today the meeting place for cultural fans in Munich!

Supported by the Kuenstlerhaus Munich Foundation, a multifaceted cultural programme with jazz, classical concerts, cabaret, readings, exhibitions and a selected programme for children and teenagers is offered throughout the year. Unique is the lithography workshop STEINDRUCK MÜNCHEN that is in use until today as well as the gallery made by and for children "little ART".

The Kuenstlerhaus Foundation

The building at Lenbachplatz is owned by the Münchner Künstlerhaus Foundation. Therefore, the foundation has both historic preservation and cultural tasks on its agenda. On the one hand the foundation is engaged in arts of all genres, giving artists access to a wide audience and on the other hand with the preservation and maintenance of the historic building. Without the regular receipt of public funds, we rely on the donation of private donors and sponsorship.

Since 2006, Maja Grassinger is President of the Kuenstlerhaus Munich and Chairman of the Foundation Board.

For more information visit www.kuenstlerhaus-muc.de (in German).