Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

Photo: Peter Hinschläger.

Hoeschplatz 1
52349 Dueren
Germany
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm,
Thursday 10am–7pm
T +49 2421 252561
museum@dueren.de

www.leopoldhoeschmuseum.de
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The Leopold Hoesch Museum is a museum of fine arts. Its collection includes important works of classical modernism, concrete art, the ZERO movement and contemporary art. It shows exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and thematic exhibitions. As the art museum of the city of Düren, which has been an important location for the industrial production and processing of paper since the 18th century, the LHM houses not only painting and sculpture but also a large graphic collection and works of paper art. It is structurally closely linked to the neighboring Düren Paper Museum, which has a technical and cultural-historical focus.

The LHM sees itself as an open place of cultural and social exchange, inviting its visitors to engage with works of art and to discuss current issues. The LHM was donated to the city of Düren in 1905 by the Leopold Hoesch family. The entrepreneur, who was born in Düren in 1820, came from the Düren industrial dynasty of the same name, which expanded into the Ruhr region with the founding of the Hoesch AG iron and steelworks in Dortmund in 1871. The neo-baroque Art Nouveau building designed by architect Georg Frentzen received a generous extension by architect Peter Kulka in 2010.

In addition to the Museumsverein Düren e.V., the Günther Peill Foundation and the Hubertus Schoeller Foundation actively support the museum and its collections. The LHM is part of the Very Contemporary network.

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