Dusseldorf Celebrates Art at City Museums

One of Germany's major art institutions, Museum Kunstpalast, reopened its doors earlier this year to its permanent collection following a two-year renovation. The museum represents work from many art periods, and more than 450 works from medieval to present are now on display. More than 10,000 visitors took in the new exhibit in its first week, and many also visited other major venues of the city’s art scene.

Current exhibits at Düsseldorf’s museums include: Photography by Thomas Struth at K20, the state’s art collection and also newly reopened museum; exhibits at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf; KIT - Kunst im Tunnel (art tunnel); and the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Admission to all of these venues is included with all visitor packages offered. In addition, a new free city guide “Art in Düsseldorf” is now available to all visitors.

The collection at the Museum Kunstpalast spans a wide range of art history, including 16th and 18th century Dutch painting, European painting from Romantic to Impressionist, German Expressionism, and post-1945 works by the ZERO-Group. The newly renovated exhibit spaces include The Rubens Gallery, featuring several pieces by the legendary painter, and dedicated artist spaces, decorated by the artists themselves, such as Nam June Paik and Joseph Beuys.

The city’s tourism office, Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH (DMT), is offering special hotel packages for art enthusiasts. Packages include a hotel night, breakfast, and free admission to many of the city’s art intuitions, free public transportation, and a city information package.

For more information on the exhibit at Museum Kunstpalast, visit www.smkp.de.

For more information on Düsseldorf’s art scene and to download the new brochure “Art in Düsseldorf,” visit www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/broschueren.

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