Marble - exploring a material


Practical information

Excursion in German
Reservation required
14 €

Event overview

Marble - exploring a material
In cooperation with the Archive of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising 

The construction of the “House of German Art” marked the end of the prominent use of Tegernsee marble, which was commonly called “black pudding marble” because of its color. What stories does this material tell? What does it say about culture and representation, power and ideology? Based on these questions, the excursion explores the history of the usage and significance of the stone, which was discovered around 1680 in Kreuth on the Tegernsee, and which was mainly used in sacred and stately buildings. Thus, in addition to Haus der Kunst and Trinity Church – Munich's first church building executed in late Baroque style – we will also visit select rooms in the Munich Residence. During the excursion, participants will also gain insight into documents and materials relating to the construction history of these buildings, which they will analyze together with the speakers.  

This event marks the beginning of a new series of seminars and excursions exploring the architectural, design and technical elements of Haus der Kunst – thereby viewing architecture as an organism – and examining the interaction of different parameters.

Next event scheduled for November.

Dr. Roland Götz, Archivoberrat i.K., Archive of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising
Sabine Brantl, Curator Archive and Head of Learning, Haus der Kunst

Meeting point: Middle Hall in Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstraße 1

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