The Sammlung Goetz is an internationally significant and renown collection of contemporary art with its own exhibition building in Munich-Oberföhring. It was founded in 1993 by the collector Ingvild Goetz and today includes more than 5000 works from nearly all artistic genres. Focal points include Arte Povera, American painting of the 1980s, Young British Artists, media art, photography and works on paper. In addition, it includes an outstanding collection of works by important individual artists such as Rosemarie Trockel, Thomas Schütte, Mike Kelley and Peter Fischli & David Weiss.
In 2014, Ingvild Goetz donated part of her collection and the exhibition building to the State of Bavaria, which has since continued to operate it as a state-owned institution.
An important task of the Sammlung Goetz is the storage, care, academic oversight and presentation of the artworks. The latter is achieved through the in-house presentation of curated exhibitions, engagement in international cooperation projects and intensive lending activities. With its focus on contemporary art, the Sammlung Goetz is continually being expanded to include new artistic positions; in addition, existing groups of works by artists are supplemented with new acquisitions.
Since its founding in 1993, the Sammlung Goetz has reflected the entire spectrum of social identities and sexual orientations in both its acquisitions and exhibitions. Furthermore, it opposes all forms of discrimination and violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, people, intergender and queer people (LGBTIQ for short) and advocates for their equality, respect and empowerment in society.
Many of the works in the collection specifically explore themes of sexuality, gender and identity and have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, which have been accompanied by catalogues as well as varied accompanying programs, including talks, guided tours, and mediation workshops.
The Sammlung Goetz strives to make its extensive collection accessible to as many people as possible and understands the digital transformation as an opportunity to rethink and renew traditional ideas, structures and recommendations for action in museum practice. With the expansion of our barrier-free and digital offers and mediation formats, the Sammlung Goetz does justice to ever-changing forms of communication, enabling different users to participate and network.