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Art in the region

Gallery in the old city hall

In the middle of the 19th century, the Chiemsee, with its islands and extremely charming mountain scenery, became a painter’s paradise. Committed to this artistic heritage, the Gallery in the Old City Hall was established in Prien am Chiemsee in 1985 and became one of the most important cultural institutions in the Chiemgau.

After extensive renovation and refurbishment work, the gallery is now shining in new splendor since January 2017. The renovation of the gallery was made possible not least thanks to the generous support of the Kulturförderverein Prien under the leadership of its first chairman, Dr. Friedrich v. Daumiller. The Chiemsee artists’ landscape has thus once again been given a presentation venue for the art of the Chiemsee painters through to current trends in contemporary art.

Once a year, internationally renowned artists such as Keith Haring, Salvador Dali, Ernst, Miro, Andy Warhol, Baselitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, reconstructed technical works by Leonardo DaVinci or James Rizzi are represented in the gallery in the Old City Hall.

Visitors are greeted by an artistically designed façade on the outside and newly designed, light-flooded rooms offer ideal presentation opportunities for a wide variety of themes. Following the installation of an elevator, all those who find it difficult to climb stairs can also visit the gallery.

Artist House Exter Übersee

The Artist House Exter was a painting school known throughout Europe and is now open to the public as a museum.

Artists’ colonies developed throughout Europe at the end of the 18th century. In the course of industrialization, the rural population migrated to the better-paid jobs of the industrial cities, while the artists were drawn out of the city into untouched nature as a counter-movement.

A farmhouse acquired by Julius Exter in Übersee-Feldwies on the Chiemsee in 1902 became his artist’s residence and the location of his Europe-wide renowned painting school. Julius Exter (1863-1939) was a co-founder of the “Munich Secession”, an association of avant-garde painters. In 1902, he acquired the historic “Stricker” estate, converted it into an artist’s residence and finally settled there in 1917.

This is where he developed his unmistakable style, which would determine the rest of his oeuvre: his paintings, which are characterized by a vibrant blaze of color, including many landscape paintings, evolved from Symbolism and Neo-Impressionism to Expressionism. Today, the painter’s study and studio serve as a permanent display of his paintings.

Künstlerhaus Exter

Blumenweg 5

83236 Übersee

Municipal Gallery Rosenheim

The gallery is an oasis for art and culture. The exhibition building is characterized by its clear architecture and serves as one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces in southern Germany for an unadulterated encounter with the works of art.

Through the association with various cultural institutions and local projects, art and culture are also to be transported beyond the exhibition spaces into the region.

Municipal Gallery

Max-Bram-Platz 2

83022 Rosenheim

Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm-5pm

May 1, October 3, November 1, December 26, open from 1pm – 5pm

Tel.: +49 (0)8031/365-1447
Fax: +49 (0)8031/365-2063