Current exhibition

Pleasure for all the senses – Max Lacher in Munich

Born in Munich in 1905, Max Lacher lived life to the full and was a diversely talented artist. His oeuvre is often humorous and broadly diversified. Lacher used numerous techniques in his work, including fresco, stuccolustro and glazed ceramics, mixed media, etching and monotypes, inlayed stonework, glass engraving and reverse glass painting. This vast range of artistic techniques serves to demonstrate the versatility of this highly experimental artist. 

The work of Max Lacher has a permanent place within the Munich cityscape. It is still seen on a daily basis by thousands of visitors and has, in recent years, experienced an increasing degree of public recognition; whether the decorative frescos of horses and riders in what was then the old central post-office, now the Munich's State Opera, or the facade of the famous Donisl pub in Marienplatz, or the stained glass window depicting images of the apocalypse in Munich's Frauenkirche cathedral. These are just a few of his many works that can be found in Munich's public spaces, and with which Max Lacher enriched the life of the city with heart, charm and humor. 

The works exhibited in this show include pieces on canvas, cardboard, paper and glass. They seem to have been made in order to transport the historic zeitgeist into our contemporary living spaces and to touch our senses in the here and now.

Exhibition catalog

Genuss mit allen Sinnen – Max Lacher in München

Nr. 02/2017
Katalog kostenlos
5,- Euro Versandkosten

Our film made to accompany the exhibition

Much like the site-specific work that Max Lacher produced for both civic and private commissions, our film made by Stefanos Notopoulos in conjunction with the exhibition, is refreshingly different from the norm. The photographer and filmmaker has skillfully captured the atmosphere of Lacher's imagery for our catalogue and enriched the exhibition with a film that was specially shot for the event. By way of a filmic walk through Munich, Notopoulos brings Lacher's site-specific projects and the life of the city into our gallery spaces. The film can be seen on screen in the gallery and here on our homepage.

Past exhibitions


A rendezvous with female artists from the turn of the century

Around 1900 it was not possible for women to study at a European state art academy. Expensive private schools and private tutors represented the only possibility for gaining a fine art education. Generally female painters earned nothing but ridicule for their work and in public in Germany they were derisively termed 'Malweiber' (Painter Hags). Women required will, energy and unerring persistence in order to learn and practice the profession of artist. We can recognize these character traits in the biographies of Gabriele Münter, Paula Modersohn-Becker and Käthe Kollwitz. These painters are, despite their different modes of representation, exemplary witnesses of their age. The works of these female artists, presented in the gallery, point to the relationship between the situations in which they were living and their choices of subject matter. Visit our gallery and one of our resident art historians will gladly explain these connections. 


Faszination Farbe – Hans Purrmann ins Licht gerückt

02.12.2016 – 30.04.2017

Zum 50. Todestag eines der bedeutendsten Koloristen des 20. Jahrhunderts rücken wir Werke des Malers in neues Licht. Wir spüren Zusammenhänge zu den großen Impressionisten wie Max Liebermann und Lovis Corinth auf ebenso wie zu Vertretern der Künstlervereinigung „Scholle“. 


Herbstausstellung 2015  – Alles bleibt ganz anders.


Nach dem Umbau zeigen wir die neuen Räumlichkeiten der Galerie und präsentieren die Neuerwerbungen.


Herbstausstellung 2014 - Sonderausstellung Bergwelten

04.11.2014 – 31.01.2015

Die alpine Bergwelt Mulleys und Waldes wird der asiatisch inspirierten Bergwelt Werner Hahns gegenübergestellt. Das klassische Tafelbild der westlichen Welt wird mit dem Rollbild der östlichen Hemisphäre konfrontiert. 


Richard Strauss - Otto Pippels malerische Hommage an die Musik

06.06.2014 – 02.08.2014

Ausstellung "Richard Strauss - Otto Pippels malerische Hommage an die Musik" und Neuerwerbungen der Galerie mit Werken von Marc Chagall, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münther, Paula Modersohn Becker u.a.m.