Villa Stuck

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Villa Stuck (2014)
Inner courtyard of the Villa Stuck

In the Villa Stuck ( listen ? / I ) is the Museum Villa Stuck in the Munich district of Haidhausen (historically, however, in the area of Bogenhausen ). Here, among other things, the historic studio and living rooms of the Munich artist Franz von Stuck (1863–1928) with his paintings and sculptures can be viewed . In addition, the Museum Villa Stuck shows special exhibitions on fine and applied art around 1900 as well as contemporary art. The Museum Villa Stuck was opened on March 9, 1968, under the leadership of the Stuck Art Nouveau Association. The Museum Villa Stuck has been a museum of the city of Munich since 1992 . From 1992 to 2006 Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker was director of the museum. Michael Buhrs has been the director since 2007. Audio file / audio sample


Franz von Stuck's studio and home

Amazon in front of the entrance portal

The neoclassical Villa Stuck, built in 1897/98 on Prinzregentenstrasse in Munich, is the former home and studio of the "painter prince" Franz von Stuck. Von Stuck designed the villa himself and had a studio building added in 1914/15, also based on his own designs. With the building ensemble consisting of a villa, a new studio and an artist's garden, Stuck realized his ideas of a modern total work of art. In 1928, immediately before his death, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Munich for his planning and artistic achievements .

The installation of the large amazon sculpture in front of the entrance portal in 1936 was arranged by Stuck's son-in-law, the building contractor Albert Heilmann , who lived in the villa at the time. In 1935 he had it cast by the Munich company Prießmann, Bauer & Co. based on the famous Franz von Stucks model .

Rescue of Villa Stuck and opening as Museum Villa Stuck

Mary Heilmann, Franz von Stuck's only daughter, died in July 1961. The Villa Stuck remained in the family's possession, the sole owner of the property, which had to be lavishly maintained, became Mary Heilmann's son Otto Heilmann in July 1963.

In order to save the villa, Hans Joachim and Amélie Ziersch bought the building as well as works of art and furniture for 1.1 million marks from Otto Heilmann on January 8, 1965, and committed themselves to setting up a museum in the villa. Hans Joachim Ziersch renovated the villa for an additional 500,000 marks, supported by the Free State of Bavaria (100,000 marks) and the state capital Munich (500,000 marks). Conversions for leasing rooms to private galleries in the New Atelier and a restaurant in the basement of the villa were realized.

In 1967 Hans Joachim Ziersch founded the Stuck Art Nouveau Association with the aim of setting up an Art Nouveau museum. The first chairman was the respective cultural advisor of the state capital Munich , when it was founded, Herbert Hohenemser. On May 5, 1967, Hans Joachim and Amélie Ziersch transferred the Villa Stuck, the property belonging to it and its important collection of works by Franz von Stuck to the Stuck Art Nouveau Association.

On March 9, 1968, the Museum Villa Stuck was opened after two years of renovation with an exhibition of the works of Franz von Stuck and the Art Nouveau artist Herrmann Obrist by Lord Mayor Hans-Jochen Vogel and cultural advisor Herbert Hohenemser. The opening year ended with an exhibition about the Stuck student Josef Albers , one year later the Villa Stuck housed a total of six private galleries (Dürr, Ketterer, Kress, van de Loo , Galleria del Levante, Modern Art Museum) in addition to the Art Nouveau Museum and was considered to be Gallery center. The galleries of Richard P. Hartmann, Helmut Grill u. a.

Museum of the City of Munich

In 1991 Hans Joachim and Amélie Ziersch donated the historic villa to the city of Munich and made money available for the Ziersch endowment , the annual interest of which was to be used for the purchase of works of art. The Stucco Art Nouveau Association was dissolved on December 20, 1991.

In 1992 the Villa Stuck became the third municipal museum by city council resolution (next to the city ​​museum and Lenbachhaus ). The title is: Museum Villa Stuck - A foundation of the City of Munich with a donation from Hans Joachim Ziersch and Amélie Ziersch . In addition to Franz von Stuck's historic living and studio rooms with a collection of Franz von Stuck's works, supplemented by objects from the field of applied art from the turn of the century, the museum shows special exhibitions on topics from the historical and artistic context of Franz von Stuck as well as from the field of the fine and applied arts of the 20th century.

Second renovation of the Villa Stuck museum

From 1998 to 2000 another renovation was carried out by the Munich architects Kiessler + Partner . The entrance was moved between the two buildings so that they can be used independently of each other. A bright entrance hall with cafeteria and direct connection to the garden was created by glazing the space in between. The new main staircase that connects all levels of both houses is located in the corner quadrant of the villa. The New Atelier building was largely restored to its original state: The false ceiling that was moved into the ground floor of the sculptor's studio after 1945 was removed, as was the gallery in the painter's studio above. Both levels are now directly connected by an open spiral staircase. In the second construction phase (2000 to 2005) the villa will be renovated by Burmeister, Wallnöfer + Partner . Administration rooms are available next to the studio building on Ismaninger Strasse in the former servants' and garage wing. The renovated and restored Museum Villa Stuck reopened on March 18, 2005.

Artist garden of the Museum Villa Stuck

The artist garden was laid out by Stuck as a sculpture garden based on the model of ancient villas and based on his own designs. It was largely restored between 2003 and 2005 and offers three “self-contained” garden rooms: as the third of the rooms that are becoming smaller and more intimate from north to south, the pergola offered a popular retreat for stucco. The second room, guarded by three steles, is enlivened by a fountain. The balcony and the veranda below are the transition to the house. The front garden was restored in 2018 by planting solitary trees on the north facade and reconstructing an ancient deer from Herculaneum .

Collection of the Museum Villa Stuck

Objects of the museum that cannot be shown are kept in the museum depot of the state capital of Munich in Freimann.



The children's and youth program at the Museum Villa Stuck is called FRÄNZCHEN. There are also collaborations with the Munich Adult Education Center , the Museum Education Center in Munich , the District Youth Association Munich-City and other partners.


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  • Eva Heilmann: The artist and his villa. Artistic program and total work of art. Franz von Stuck's birthplace in Tettenweis; 29. Tettenweis: Friends of Franz von Stuck's birthplace in 1990.
  • Birgit Jooss : Ateliers as consecration places for art. The “artist altar” around 1900. Munich 2002
  • Fritz von Ostini : Villa Franz von Stuck Munich. Special print of the interior decoration. Darmstadt: Alexander Koch 1909.
  • The Villa Stuck in Munich. Staging an artist's life. Munich 1992.
  • Nicolette Baumeister: Architecture new Munich - Munich building culture 1994 - 2004 , p. 102, Braun Verlagshaus, Berlin 2004. ISBN 3-935455-50-X
  • Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (Ed.): The Villa Stuck. With contributions by Margot Th. Brandlhuber, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Birgit Jooss, Barbara Hardtwig and Monika-Meine Schawe, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2007. ISBN 978-3-7757-1897-4 .
  • Michael Buhrs: 40 years of the Museum Villa Stuck. Künstlerhaus from around 1900 and museum for the 21st century , in: museum heute; 35 . Munich: State Office for Non-State Museums 2008, pp. 16–23. ISSN 0944-8497
  • Margot Th. Brandlhuber, Villa Stuck , in: Margot Th. Brandlhuber / Michael Buhrs (eds.), Im Tempel des Ich. The Künstlerhaus as a total work of art - Europe and America 1800-1948 , Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2013, pp. 180–197.

See also

Web links

Commons : Villa Stuck  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker - CIMAM. Retrieved April 19, 2018 (American English).
  2. Prießmann, Bauer & Co .: The company founders Henry Prießmann, Anton Bauer and Franz Herbich emerged in 1911 from the foundry Adalbert Brandstetter & Son and existed until 1944 in the Dachauerstraße 76 . The art foundry Karl Herbich emerged from it.
  3. Birgit Jooss : The Stuck's Amazon - A "defensive bronze maiden in a bold pose". P. 280. ( pdf ); Original publication: Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (Ed.): Villa Stuck. Ostfildern 2006, pp. 273–283.
  4. ^ Museum Villa Stuck: The Gunter Sachs Collection. From Max Ernst to Andy Warhol. Retrieved April 20, 2018 .
  5. Villa Stuck reopened . In: . ISSN  0174-4917 ( [accessed April 19, 2018]).
  6. Verena Richter: Late honor for a world success . In: THE WORLD . February 28, 2004 ( [accessed April 20, 2018]).
  7. ^ Museum Villa Stuck: The Gunter Sachs Collection. From Max Ernst to Andy Warhol. Retrieved April 20, 2018 .
  8. ^ Museum Villa Stuck: In the Temple of I. The artist house as a total work of art. Retrieved April 20, 2018 .
  9. Museum Villa Stuck: Go and play with the giant! Retrieved April 20, 2018 .
  10. ^ Museum Villa Stuck: Sylvie Fleury. My Life on the Road. Retrieved April 20, 2018 .
  11. ^ Museum Villa Stuck: Manifesto. Julian Rosefeldt. Retrieved April 20, 2018 .
  12. ^ Friends of the National Gallery: Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto | Film on the exhibition / Film on the exhibition. August 17, 2016, accessed April 20, 2018 .
  13. Retrieved April 20, 2018 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 8 ′ 26.4 "  N , 11 ° 35 ′ 58.7"  E