Between the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Museum Brandhorst, the Türkentor stands as the perceived entrance to this part of the Kunstareal. It is considered the smallest museum in Munich. The Türkentor is the only remaining part of the Prince Arnulf Barracks, which King Max I Joseph had built here by 1826. It was popularly called Türkenkaserne because it was located on Türkenstraße. It was used for military purposes until its partial destruction at the end of the Second World War. After an interim use as residential and commercial space, almost everything was demolished in the 1970s - except for the classicist street façade of the Türkentor. The Berlin architectural firm Sauerbruch Hutton redesigned the Türkentor between 2008 and 2010. Since then, you can see the sculpture Large Red Sphere by the American artist Walter De Maria in the building with water-struck brick. The 2.60-meter sphere of red granite weighs 25 tons. It rests on a three-tiered pedestal and is surrounded by four columns. On it you can see a beam construction with rusty nails, which is made of remnants of the former false ceiling.
© Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen / Pinakothek der Moderne