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October 2006

Munich Art Fairs

This month, art fans who have never had the experience of inspecting incredible works with the option to buy should take the opportunity to visit two excellent art fairs in the city. More than 100 exhibitors will be be featured at Germany’s most important art show — Kunstmesse München — from October 21–26, in Hall B6 of the Neue Messe (Riem). Leading galleries will offer more than 15,000 objects of art and handmade goods from antiquity to the present. Visitors will have the opportunity to view or purchase South American furniture, Asian art, pottery, carpets and items from a special section, “Art on Paper,” featuring etchings, paintings and books from the thirteenth century to today. Free guided tours and lectures (in German) will help you make sense of the sprawl. The show is open daily 11 am–7 pm, and until 10 pm on October 24 and 26. Tickets for adults will cost € 10.50, and partner tickets will offer a bit of a break at just € 18.50. Students with ID will enter free-of-charge. For a map, schedule and a list of exhibitors, see

Though the Art and Antiques Fair at Paulaner am Nockherberg (Hochstr. 77) is a smaller event with but 60 exhibitors, these specialists offer a fantastic variety of items for collectors and casual appreciators alike. Asian art, jewelry, Viennese bronze work, American quilts and musical instruments will be among the offerings. The fair will be open daily, from October 28 to November 5, 11 am–7 pm, and until 9:55 pm on Wednesday. Tickets will cost € 6, and include entrance to an area with food vendors and a relaxation area with live piano music. For a list of exhibitors, see

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