Anniversary exhibition: City Museum Bruneck/Brunico celebrates 100 years

10.11.2012 - 27.01.2013

Fishing Putti, unknown artist, late 18th century, oil on canvas, 370 x 610 mm
Fishing Putti, unknown artist, late 18th century, oil on canvas, 370 x 610 mm

Inauguration: Friday, 09.11.2012, 7 p.m.

Exhibition period: 10.11.2012 - 27.01.2013

Opening hours: Tue - Fri 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Sat - Sun 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

On the 100th anniversary of the museum association, a commemorative anniversary exhibition has been organized to present historical works and treasures from its own collections. One of the focal points of the exhibition is eight works of art from the historical Tinkhauser collection, which have been returned after extensive research and a long negotiation process from the Civic Museum of Bozen/Bolzano.

The highlighted works include two valuable gothic panel paintings by Simon von Taisten, splendid baroque works by Anton Maulpertsch and Paul Troger, a precious opaline glass cup from the 16th century and a rare prehistoric bronze figure from the 6th century before Christ. Another focus of the exhibition showcases new museum holdings, among many others, of renowned South Tyrolean and Tyrolean artists such as Leo Putz, Carl Moser, Hans Ebensperger, Karl Plattner, Peter Fellin, and Paul Flora, in addition to local contemporary artists like Franz Kehrer, Albert Mellauner, Annemarie Laner and Linda Wolfsgruber. An extensive collection of grafic work features internationally known artists such as Tony Cragg, Josef Beuys, Antoni Tapies and Wols. Of particular interest is the museum’s collection of bookplates, from which some of the most interesting examples are displayed. Diverse cultures and techniques from different countries are juxtaposed in a unique presentation of this particular art form.

To complete this overview of the Brunico/Bruneck Municipal Museum’s holdings, visitors have the opportunity to view pieces from the collection of photography, of which photographs by well-known artists such as August Sander, René Magritte, László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray are presented, along with works by renowned local photographers.

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