Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum

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Published: 04.02.2020
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum.
Pinakoteke der Moderne
Dr. Angelika Nollert

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With around 70.000 objects in its collections of industrial design, graphic design and the arts and crafts the Neue Sammlung is today one of the world's leading museums of 20th century applied art, and indeed the largest of industrial design.
The Neue Sammlung was founded as a state museum in 1925 and represented a departure from the historically artificial focus of traditional arts and crafts museums. It has existed as the department of arts and crafts, which was intended as an extension of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum until this very day, and has established a reputation far beyond the borders of Bavaria and indeed Germany. The word "new" in the title was a reference to what the museum stood for, and has been of relevance ever since. In the very year of its foundation the Neue Sammlung managed to acquire a small number of top international objects at the ground-breaking "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes" in Paris.

In 1996 the Free State of Bavaria began work on two extensive sets of new premises for the museum, in Munich the Pinakothek der Moderne and in Nuremberg the Neues Museum, which was completed in 2000. Selected examples from the worlds of independent art and architecture, as well as applied art and design now illustrate the formal variety of our century at the highest of levels.

Showcasing some 300 pieces of jewelry art, on March 5, 2004 Die Neue Sammlung and the Danner Foundation opened a new permanent exhibition area. It showcases permanent loans from the Danner Jewelry Collection, which provides a wealth of insights into this lively international scene.

Jewelry Arts in the Pinakothek der Moderne

>>The Danner Rotunde – the Jewelry Space at Pinakothek der Moderne VIRTUAL TOUR

Jewelry in which the artist's signature is manifest: The Danner-Rotunda presents contemporary works from over one hundred international goldsmiths.The classic metier of gold and silversmith work has fundamentally changed in the second half of the 20th century, freeing itself from the constraints of traditional functionalities and materials. Today, the jewelry arts can claim to have the expressiveness of autonomous art works.

These are the aspects upon which the international Collection of the Danner-Stiftung (Foundation) and its presentation in the Danner-Rotunda are concentrating. The hand-wrought, one-of-a-kind objects reflect the broad creative spectrum of modern jewelry arts and reveal aesthetic dimensions that are seldom found in the current museum scene - starting with the avant-garde artists of the 60's and their immediate successors up to the experiment-focussed jewelry visions of the present day. They stem from European countries including Italy, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Spain, as well as from the USA, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Jewelry as installation - in two wall display cases, interpreted by young jewelry artists. The response to the varied and multi-dimensional panorama of international jewelry arts is reflected in the overall exhibition concept. In rotation of several years, guest curators will be invited to each shed light on the Collection of the Danner-Stiftung through their own approach. Thus the face of the permanent presentation will change and be able to flexibly react to contemporary developments in the jewelry arts, consequently fostering the growth of the foundation's collection.

The curators of the inaugural exhibition are Professor Hermann Jünger, who was Director of studies for gold work at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts from 1971 to 1990, and Professor Otto Künzli who took over this task starting 1991. Both goldsmiths are internationally recognized for their work as artists, teachers and intermediators for contemporary jewelry arts and have accompanied the development of the Danner Jewelry Collection over a period of several years.

Visiting hours:
Daily 10:00 – 18:00 h
MON closed, THU 10:00 – 20:00 h
Opening hours on public holidays

Regular  10 €, reduced 7 €, Sunday admission 1 €

Events      View / hide events

Lectures  15 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  CANCELED / Lecture Engelhorn Jewelry by Kiff Slemmons.
Exhibition  22 Aug 2019 - 17 Oct 2019  3/4 of my life. Jewellery by Pavel Opocensky.
Exhibition  17 May 2019 - 02 Feb 2020  Thonet & Design.
Exhibition  02 May 2019 - 16 Feb 2020  Pendulum by Ingo Maurer.
Lectures  17 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  The Necessity of Jewelry. A lecture by Gijs Bakker.
Exhibition  16 Mar 2019 - 16 Jun 2019  Schmuckismus.
Exhibition  15 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019  Visual Haiku.
Exhibition  08 Feb 2019 - 02 Feb 2020  Reflex Bauhaus. 40 Objects and 5 Conversations.
Open call  25 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018  Open Call: Galleries at FRAME 2019 in Munich.
Lectures  11 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  The History of Korean Jewelry by Jung-Hoo Kim.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2018 - 03 Jun 2018  Jablonec 68. First International Silver Smithing Symposium.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2018 - 03 Jun 2018  Under the stairs. Tableau vivant.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2018 - 15 Jul 2018  Faces. Posters from Japan by Ikko Tanaka.
Exhibition  07 Dec 2017 - 04 Feb 2018  Only Chairs? Children’s Chairs From Sammlung Neuwald.
Meeting  18 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017  Lets Party 4 Art. Party And Benefit Auction.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2017 - 16 Sep 2018  Beyond The New by Hella Jongerius & Louise Schouwenberg.
Exhibition  27 Oct 2017 - 18 Feb 2018  Posters from Japan by Ikko Tanaka.
Exhibition  21 Oct 2017 - 08 Apr 2018  Social Synthetic by Seth Price.
Exhibition  14 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017  Ceramic Works from the Freiberger Collection by Beate Kuhn.
Exhibition  02 Jun 2017 - 03 Jun 2018  FUTURO. A Flying Saucer in Town.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  Konstellationen. Konstelacie. Constellation.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  Tone Vigeland. Jewelry, Object, Sculpture.
Meeting  09 Mar 2017 - 09 Mar 2017  Human Connection - Beyond Smart! Craft & Design from Korea.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
Exhibition  04 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017  Korea. Design & Poster.
Award giving  13 Feb 2017 - 13 Feb 2017  Preziosa Young Winners 2017.
Exhibition  24 Sep 2016 - 06 Nov 2016  One-offs and series by Helga Zahn.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016  Sand in a Bottle by Vered Kaminski.
Exhibition  18 Mar 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Kinetic Jewelry by Anton Cepka.
Exhibition  27 Feb 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Jewelry. The Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Exhibition  27 Feb 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Untitled. Thomas Gentille. American Jeweler.
Lectures  24 Feb 2016 - 24 Feb 2016  Talk by Marcel Wanders. Designer of a New Age.
Lectures  15 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015  Toni Greenbaum: MAG to SNAG: American Studio Jewelry, 1940-1970.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2014 - 14 Mar 2015  Danner Rotunde. Neu Kuratiert von Otto Künzli.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2013 - 07 Apr 2013  Otto Künzli: The Exhibition.
Exhibition  17 Mar 2012 - 29 Apr 2012  Ädellab Stockholm - The State of Things.
Exhibition  18 Mar 2011 - 15 May 2011  Radical: Peter Skubic Jewelry.
Exhibition  05 Mar 2010 - 07 Mar 2010  Wenn Helden Zittern.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2009 - 17 May 2009  Dorothea Prühl – Necklaces.
Meeting  02 Mar 2008 - 02 Mar 2008  All about me.
Exhibition  29 Feb 2008 - 18 May 2008  The fat booty of madness.
Exhibition  18 Nov 2006 - 18 Feb 2007  Mythen: Jewels Today – seen by Stefan Hemmerle.
Exhibition  18 Mar 2006 - 07 May 2006  Found treasures.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Schmuckismus. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
Book:  JABLONEC 68. The First Summit of Jewelry Artists from East and West. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2018
Book:  Tone Vigeland. Jewellery, Objects, Sculpture. Arnoldshe Art Publishers:  Stuttgardt,  2017
Book:  Untitled. Thomas Gentille. American Jeweler. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Helga Zahn: Jewelry, One-Off and Series. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Anton Cepka. Jewellery and Objects. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  Otto Künzli: The Book. Künzli, OttoArnoldsche Art Publisher:  Stuttgart,  2013
Book:  Collecting Butterflies. Johansson, KarinKarin Johansson:  Gothenburg,  2011
Book:  The Fat Booty of Madness. The Jewellery Department at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers:  Stüttgart,  2008
Book:  Jewelry / Schmuck: The newly curated Danner Rotunde. Stiftung, DannerArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart, 
Die Danner-Rotunde by Stefan Müller-Naumann, München.
Die Danner-Rotunde by Stefan Müller-Naumann, München

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Die Danner-Rotunde by Stefan Müller-Naumann, München.
Die Danner-Rotunde by Stefan Müller-Naumann, München

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Die Danner-Rotunde by Stefan Müller-Naumann, München.
Die Danner-Rotunde by Stefan Müller-Naumann, München

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