BMW Exhibition 100 Masterpieces Photo: BMW Group

BMW Exhibition 100 Masterpieces

By  Friday, 29.7.2016, 22:40    What's Happening

Munich headquartered BMW celebrates 100 years since its founding this year. The celebrations are set to culminate BMW Festival and BMW Festival Night from 9 to 11 September 2016, which will be held in the Munich Olympic Park, near to the birthplace of the company. Venues will include the Olympic Stadium, its parking area and Olympic Hall as well as BMW Welt and the BMW Museum. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Eva Lind, Peter Kraus, Lena, Simply Red and Sunrise Avenue are set to perform live at two consecutive nights as part of the Festival Night.

If you are interested in automobiles, specifically BMW oldtimers, has a chance to see 100 cars which were important in the development of the Bayerische Motoren Werke. 100 masterpieces have been selected that best testify to the innovation and enterprise shown by the company in various epochs. These masterpieces are displayed on a total of five platforms in the Museum Bowl and also in some areas of the permanent exhibition.

The large-scale exhibition starts with the first masterpiece - the foundation of the Bayerische Motoren Werke in 1916. After this, the visitor is given an overview of a 100-year period of contemporary history and mobility, illustrated by posters from the various historical eras. The next section is dedicated to the staff of the company. Over the course of all those years, it is they who have been and still remain the guarantee of success. The history of the workforce from 1916 to the present day is supplemented with aspects such as health, architecture, internationalism, production, corporate culture and sustainability.

Most of the “100 Masterpieces” are presented in chronological order on five platforms in the Museum Bowl: motorcycles and automobiles that have made BMW history can be admired here as well as aircraft engines. Legendary achievements and milestones in motor racing are also recalled. Another focus area is entrepreneurial decisions that led to the construction of production facilities or improvements in staff working conditions. Interesting stories, precious small-scale exhibits, films and photographs that have barely been viewed before and fascinating drawings round off this comprehensive overview, making “100 Masterpieces” a very special exhibition experience.

The temporary exhibition “100 Masterpieces” “BMW Group – 100 Years of Innovation and Enterprise” invites visitors to embark on a journey through 100 years of the BMW Group. It traces the development of a company that is highly successful today, outlining all its ups and downs, innovations, and courageous decisions, not to mention its sheer diversity. The exhibition is open until September 30, 2016. You can find all the information you need ahead of a visit to the BMW Museum here.

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Gunther Braun

Born in northern Germany, Günther moved to Bavaria at an early age, falling in love with Munich and its magical mountains and lakes to the south. 

A keen hiker and computer programmer by profession, Günther is keen to make the world of Munich more accessible to the English-speaking world. You can contact him on [email protected] 

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