The museum, which was built specially for the collections of the painter, photographer, publisher, art writer and novelist Lothar-Günther Buchheim (architect: Günter Behnisch), lies to the north of Bernried on the shore of Lake Starnberg .
The famous collection of Expressionist works with its unmatched array - the works range from paintings to graphic works by the "Brücke" artists (Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluf, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde and Otto Mueller) to works by individualists such as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth or Christian Rohlfs, and to the harsh socio-critical satires by Otto Dix or George Grosz - is the core of Buchheim's collections. "secondary collections"are grouped around the Expressionist works, including crafts from all over the world, but also animals from merry-go-rounds, Asian and African art and many more. Buchheim's museum concept purposefully unites "high" art and "low" art under one roof. This illuminates the rich interrelationships and links that exist between the world cultures and modern art - like between Expressionism and African art.
The Buchheim-Museum is also special in that the exhibits change permanently. In addition, there are special exhibitions and series of events with workshops for adults and children, lectures, concerts, readings and others. And, last but not least, the beautiful location of the museum in the park of Höhenried Palace and Günter Behnisch's building, remotely reminiscent of a ship, on the lake shore with its jetty stretching out over the lake from its "bow" transform a visit to a fascinating experience.
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