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Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek

The Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses a significant collection of Old Master paintings. The name Alte (Old) Pinakothek refers to the time period covered by the collection, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. The Neue Pinakothek covers nineteenth-century art, and Pinakothek der Moderne exhibits modern art.

Highlights of the Alte Pinakothek

Over 800 paintings are exhibited at the Old Pinakothek in the following categories:

  • German paintings 14th–17th century
  • Early Netherlandish paintings 15th–16th century
  • Dutch paintings 17th–18th century
  • Flemish paintings 16th–18th century
  • Italian paintings 13th–18th century
  • French paintings 16th–18th century
  • Spanish paintings, 16th–18th century

Alte Pinakothek

  • Name:           Alte Pinakothek
  • City:              Munich
  • Country:        Germany
  • Type:             Art museum
  • Location:       Kunstareal, Munich, Germany

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