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Haus der Kunst Receives $23 Million for Renovations

The German government has given the Haus der Kunst in Munich a twenty-three-million-dollar grant for its planned renovations, which will be led by David Chipperfield architects, according to ArtDaily. The building was first founded in 1937 under the Nazi regime. The Bavarian government had already promised sixty-six million dollars in funding, making for a total of eighty-nine million dollars in public money that will support the renovation.

“Haus der Kunst possesses the potential to radiate far beyond Bavarian borders,” said Rüdiger Kruse, speaking for the budget committee of the German Bundestag. And Haus der Kunst director Okwui Enwezor said that the support “affirms and strengthens our core mission to serve old and new audiences, and provide them a lively forum and strong access for the encounter and appreciation of the art and ideas of different generations of contemporary artists.”