Bavarian State Painting Collections

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Direktion der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen
(Bavarian State Painting Collections)
administration plaque

The Bavarian State Painting Collections (German: Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen), based in Munich, oversees the collections of artworks held by the Free State of Bavaria. It was established in 1799 as Centralgemäldegaleriedirektion.[1]Artwork include paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, video art and installation art. Some pieces are on display in numerous galleries and museums throughout Bavaria.

Galleries of the Bavarian State Painting Collections in Munich[edit]

Galleries of the Bavarian State Painting Collections outside Munich[edit]

Nazi Looted Art in Bavarian State Collections[edit]

In 2016, the heirs of Alfred Flechtheim, a German-Jewish art dealer and collector, sued the German state of Bavaria, arguing in court papers that it has refused to turn over works of art that the heirs say were looted by the Nazis before World War II.[2]


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  2. ^ Bowley, Graham (6 December 2016). "Jewish Dealer's Heirs File Suit Over Art in Bavarian State Collection". The New York Times.

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