Paul Klee

After the Drawing 19/75 [Absorption], 1919

Lithograph, 1st state, hand-coloured in watercolour, 22.2 x 16 cm
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, donation of Livia Klee
© Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Bildarchiv



Pinakothek der Moderne
Sammlung Moderne Kunst


'Construction of Mystery' is the first major exhibition of Paul Klee’s work to be held at the Pinakothek der Moderne. The substantial holdings in Munich will be presented alongside more than 120 works from important Klee collections in Europe, the United States or Japan. The show follows Paul Klee’s path as a 'thinking artist' who systematically explores and transcends the boundaries of the rational in his work. At the centre of the exhibition is the 1920s, a time in which Klee responded to the challenges of the new technological world and its impact on the creativity of the modern artist. As a Bauhaus master, Klee questioned the dominance of rationalism and strove to balance understanding and feeling, construction and intuition. This exhibition shows the continued relevance of Klee’s work, addressing fundamental conflicts of the modern subject.


Opening hours
Daily except MON 10.00–18.00
THU 10.00–20.00

Also open Easter Monday (02 April) and Whit Monday (21 May) | The museum is closed on 01 May

Admission (includes the permanent exhibition)
TUE–SAT regular 15 Euro, concessions 10 Euro
SUN regular 9 Euro, concessions 7 Euro

‘Top-up’ tickets (usable with the set of 5 tickets and the combined day pass) 5 Euro, concessions 3 Euro

Free entry for children and young people up to their 18th birthday!

Audioguide in German and English 4.50 Euro


Every TUE-FRI 14.00
Every SAT 15.30

Meeting place: ticket desk | language: German | The price of 3 Euro should be paid at the ticket desk.

Tours of the MVHS
are available every Sun at 14:00
7 Euro, payable to the tour guide
Participation is limited | registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the information desk

Information regarding all tours and events related to the exhibition ‘Paul Klee: Construction of Mystery’ can be found at


Groups are limited to a maximum of 20 visitors. For available times, please inquire at the Visitor Services department. We recommend scheduling group visits in the afternoon or during school vacations, as these times are currently not yet fully booked.

If you would like to schedule an exclusive tour, please use our registration form. This and other information about our tours can be found at

Please give advance notice of large group visits, even if you do not plan to book a tour. To register your group, please send an email to containing the following information:

  • Date and time of your planned visit
  • Museum and exhibit
  • Number of visitors
  • Contact information

Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Visitor Services | Art Education
Barer Straße 29, 80799 München
Fax: +49.(0)89.23805-251


An extensively illustrated catalogue, available in German and English editions, will accompany the exhibition. Essays by Régine Bonnefoit, Christine Hopfengart, Wolfgang Kersten, Oliver Kase, Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Christoph Wagner, Stephen Watson, and Gregor Wedekind provide new insights into Klee’s work.

Ed. Oliver Kase  for Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Contributions by  R. Bonnefoit, N. Engel, C. Heise, C. Hopfengart, O. Kase, W. Kersten, C. Klingsöhr-Leroy, A. Schalhorn, C. Wagner, S. Watson, G. Wedekind
Ca. 400 pages, ca. 320 colour illustrations
23 x 30 cm, hardcover