The Franz Marc Museum is a private institution. Its new extension was funded by a foundation and the museum is run without grants from the public sector. It was founded in 1986 in Kochel am See to showcase Franz Marc’s life and work in the setting of the landscape that so influenced him. Since 2008 the museum has been showing Franz Marc’s work in its new building from a broader perspective – with the museum’s protagonist and namesake being consciously placed within the context of 20th-century art. In so doing, Franz Marc enters into dialogue with artists such as Paul Klee and Else Lasker Schüler, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, Erich Heckel and Max Beckmann, as well as others including Joseph Beuys, Per Kirkeby and Georg Baselitz. In addition, continuously changing displays of works from the collection provide new insights into Franz Marc’s artistic development. This is set against the backdrop of holdings that, apart from the ‘Blauer Reiter’ artists, also include important works by the ‘Brücke’ group, Paul Klee and German and French postwar abstraction. The collection at the Franz Marc Museum now comprises some 2,000 works. The holdings in the Franz Marc Bequest and the collection of the Franz Marc Foundation were expanded to include the important collection of the Etta and Otto Stangl Foundation in 2008. Nestling in picturesque natural surroundings, the Museum is always worth a visit. In good weather, a wonderful view of Lake Kochel and the Herzogstand mountain can be enjoyed from the sun terrace.
Tuesday-Sunday and on bank holidays
April-October 10 am - 6 pm November-March 10 am - 5 pm
closed on 24 and 31 December
Public guided tour for individual visitors
Sunday 2 pm, April to October also Saturday 2 pm
Group guided tours after registration
T. +49(0)8821-92488-17, email@example.com
Museum Art Shop
Café | Restaurant "Blauer Reiter"