The concept of borrowing art like you would borrow a book from a library has become popular in many German cities. The Artothek (Art Library) sees itself as a forum for contemporary art and has been going strong since 1987. There is a huge selection of art by well-known artists from Munich (e.g. Stefan Huber, Flatz, Rupprecht Geiger, Aribert von Ostrowski) and the rest of Germany (Joseph Beuys, Günther Förg, Thomas Huber, Gerhard Merz, Gerhard Richter). A wide selection of work by international artists can also be hired. The collection contains many signed drawings, and all pieces can be bought after the lending period. The Artothek also organises monthly exhibitions by local artists.
- Open Hours: Monday from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM, Wednesday from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM, Thursday from 02:00 PM to 07:00 PM, Sunday from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Viktualienmarkt: Bus 52; Marienplatz: S1-S8, U3, U6