Düsseldorf (Germany)

Kunstsammlung NRW

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf was founded in 1961 with the intention of providing a home for artistic freedom in Germany. The regional museum houses an internationally renowned collection that ranges from masterworks of the classical avant-gardes to postwar modernism and international contemporary art. The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is a nonprofit foundation. At our two locations, the K20 and the K21, we present art in national and international contexts while developing experimental educational formats that target a broad, diverse public from Düsseldorf, Germany, and the wider world. K20 at Grabbeplatz features the formative artistic currents of the twentieth century. In addition to a comprehensive group of works by Paul Klee, paintings from German Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism form the focal points of the collection. The now renovated K21 is reopened as the museum of contemporary art of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. The presentation of the permanent collection in the 2nd and 3rd stories will feature works from the late 1980s onward (Marina Abramović, Paul McCarthy, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Maria Lassnig, Rosemarie Trockel, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Schütte, Wael Shawky, Ana Torfs, Akram Zaatari and many others).
K21 gallery inside

Access preferences

Accessible Museum (Accessible entrance for prams and wheelchairs)

Visitors with walking impairments may borrow wheelchairs from the cloakroom free of charge for the duration of the visit (if possible, with prior registration with the visitor service).

Als available at the cloakroom (also without prior registration) are folding chairs that can be used as walkers.

Accessible education programme (Complementary Offer)

In the exhibitions of the Kunstsammlung, modern and contemporary art enter into a stimulating dialogue in ways that link up with a multifaceted educational program – for adults as well as children, pupils as well as teachers, art connoisseurs well as curious novices.

Would you like to improve your understanding of modern and contemporary art? In a lively and stimulating fashion, our guided tours, seminars, and workshops in various artistic practices are designed to provide you with greater access to the singular works of the permanent collection, as well as to current special exhibitions. Moreover, our programming includes a broad menu of offerings for individual museum visits: available for each visit – depending upon the exhibition – are short guides, information cards, multimedia guides, and exhibition diaries for children.

Digital (Virtual Content)

Virtual Programm

General Accessibility in the Museum (Getting there)

The K20 and the K21 are accessible for the most part.

In the event of queues or longer waiting times, bearers of an official disabled persons pass will receive preferential admittance.

Visitors with walking impairments may borrow wheelchairs from the cloakroom free of charge for the duration of the visit (if possible, with prior registration with the visitor service).

Also available at the cloakroom (also without prior registration) are folding chairs that can be used as walkers.

With the proper credentials, seeing eye dogs and service dogs for disabled individuals can be brought into the museum. Chaperones for blind or visually impaired visitors pay no admission charge.

Understanding (Understanding)

In the event of queues or longer waiting times, bearers of an official disabled persons pass will receive preferential admittance.

With the proper credentials, seeing eye dogs and service dogs for disabled individuals can be brought into the museum.

Chaperones for blind or visually impaired visitors pay no admission charge.

Contact info

Kunstsammlung NRW,
Ständehausstraße 1,
Düsseldorf, Germany.
+49 (0)211 8381-204
service@kunstsammlung.de
https://www.kunstsammlung.de/en/