Kunstsammlung NRW | Düsseldorf
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen NRW in Düsseldorf is the most important modern art museum in the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The museum’s origins date back to 1961 when the State’s authorities acquired 88 works by Paul Klee. Today the museum is composed of three venues: the K20-Kunstsammlung am Grabbeplatz, a modern building completed in 1986 and expanded in 2010; the K21-Ständehaus, a historicist-style building completely renovated in 2002; and the F3-Schmela Haus, a private gallery designed by Aldo van Eyck in 1971 and re-opened as part of the Kunstsammlung NRW in 2009.
The museum’s collections are composed of 20th and 21st-century artworks representing all major modern art movements: German Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, post-war American art, and contemporary art, including masterpieces by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Pollock, Warhol, Beuys, and Nam June Paik.
The Kunstsammlung NRW is also very active in the organization of major temporary exhibitions, special events, and educational programs and workshops for adults, children, teens, and schools. A café and a shop are available at both the Grabbelplatz and the Ständehaus venue.
With the exception of Schmela Haus, the museum buildings are fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Photo © Jens Willebrand, courtesy of Kunstsammlung NRW
Slide: 1 © Walter Klein; 2 by Ralph Richter; 3 by Klaus Mettig / VG Bild-Kunst; 4 © Studio Tomás Saraceno 2013. All images © Kunstsammlung NRW.
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The amazing project “In Orbit” by Tomás Saraceno, until the end of 2015 at the Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf, makes the dream of walking in the air real
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