Venezianisch, Kreuztragung Christi, um 1515
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
© KHM-Museumsverband
Venezianisch, Kreuztragung Christi, um 1515
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
© KHM-Museumsverband

Special Exhibition

Venezia 500<<

The gentle revolution of Venetian Painting

Alte Pinakothek
10/27/23 — 2/4/24

The exhibition is devoted to the groundbreaking innovations in Venetian Renaissance painting, with lasting effects that continued to resonate far into European modernism. It presents around 20 masterpieces from the Munich collection and around 70 international loans, focusing on portraits and landscapes from the first half of the sixteenth century as the most eloquent examples of the characteristics and achievements of the flourishing Venetian school. The leading masters brought a previously unprecedented intensity to their explorations of the essence of humanity and nature and their interrelations. This explains the attraction and the relevance of these portraits and landscapes, which will be presented in themed groups and in juxtapositions of drawings and sculptures that address the contexts of their creative origins and contemporary readings.
Works by Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Palma Vecchio, Lorenzo Lotto, Titian and Tintoretto are on display: Their subtle representations of individuality oscillate between the real and the ideal, between representative and lyrical portraits, and their atmospheric landscapes quickly became established as pictorial motifs in their own right. The favourable local constellation of well-acquainted artists and patrons who showed at the same time a high degree of sensitivity and openness made striking innovations possible. The exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek casts light on this eagerly experimental period of upheaval.

Curator: Andreas Schumacher
Research Associate: Annette Kranz, Johanna Pawis
Curatorial Assistant: Theresa Gatarski

The exhibition is supported by

Admission prices

Ticket Special exhibition

Tuesday until Sunday (Monday closed)


reduced 10 €

Combiticket with permanent exhibition

Sunday 15 € | reduced 11 €


reduced 12 €

In Combination with the 12-Euro-Day ticket

Holders of the 12 euro day ticket pay a supplement of 9 euros to visit the special exhibition.


Opening hours


10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.




You are welcome to visit the exhibition with your group (max. 20 persons plus guide) after prior registration. Please inquire for information on group visits and exclusive tours here.

Accompanying programme

Further supporters of the exhibition

Karl Thiemig-Stiftung
Stiftung Mittelsten Scheid
Dr. Wilhelm Winterstein
Prosecco Doc

Cooperation Partners

Orchesterakademie der Münchner Philharmoniker
Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now München e.V.
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
The Charles Hotel