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Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts

The Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts is an association of leading figures in the art world. It was founded in 1948 by the Free State of Bavaria as the “most important center for cultivation of the arts.” It represents the revival of the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich, which was established in 1808 to provide – according to Schelling’s articles of incorporation – a “liberal society of art.” The decree of 1948 charged the Academy with the mandate to “observe permanently and to support the development of arts in any way appearing suitable or to offer suggestions for its support.” In addition, its task is to “contribute to the intellectual discussion between arts as well as between art and society and to break a lance for the dignity of the arts.”


Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts

Max-Joseph-Platz 3
80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 29 00 77 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 29 00 77 - 23

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