Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 (left) and K21 (right). Photo: Sebastian Drüen. © Kunstsammlung NRW.

K20 + K21
Grabbeplatz 5 + Ständehausstr. 1
40213 + 40217 Düsseldorf
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm
T +49 211 8381204
F +49 211 8381209

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The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the art collection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, is internationally renowned for its outstanding treasures of classic and postwar modernism and contemporary art. At its two venues, K20 and K21, it presents art in its international context and develops innovative exhibition and event formats that engage the urban community in a sustained dialogue. Located on Grabbeplatz, K20 showcases masterworks from the collection of classic modernism and art after 1945. The programming at K21 Ständehaus emphasizes presentations of interdisciplinary positions in contemporary art. Both venues are vital public scenes and open to everyone. First established in 1961, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen has built a prominent international profile as a museum for the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

With the current collection presentations at both K20 and K21 and a strategy for the coming years, Direktor Susanne Gaensheimer introduces new perspectives on the masterpieces of the collection. It is the aim of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen to broaden and complement the horizon of the collection from these perspectives, and finally to reflect on the changes among the public and the associated role of the museum as an institution.


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