Our Collection

The collection of the Kunstpalast offers much scope for research, presentations and educational work. Paralleled by few other museums, the Kunstpalast unites virtually all artistic genres and a variety of eras under one roof.

The new Kunstpalast

The wait is finally over: Following extensive conversion and renovation work, the new Kunstpalast opens its doors again for the new collection presentation.
Thanks to the generous support of the City of Düsseldorf, the vision of a modern, open museum that makes everyone feel welcome – regardless of their age or prior knowledge of art history – has been realised.

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Photo: Kunstpalast


After extensive remodelling work, the collection has now reopened. You can view pictures of the remodelling and planning processes here.

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Collection Strenghts

Photo: Anne Orthen
Photo: Anne Orthen

Digital Collection

The new bilingual digital collection expands the variety of experiences of a real museum visit for all those interested in art. The website features a wide range of topics from different cultures, eras and genres of the collection. With its numerous search functions, filter options and extensive indexing, it invites you to browse extensively. Furthermore, additional content focuses on the history of the Kunstpalast collection, highlights socially relevant topics and presents the latest acquisitions to the collection.

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Shusaku Arakawa | Forgotten. Degrees of meaning, 1970, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 165 x 246 cm, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Shusaku Arakawa © Estate of Madeline Gins, Foto: Kunstpalast - Horst Kolberg - ARTOTHEK
Shusaku Arakawa | Forgotten. Degrees of meaning, 1970, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 165 x 246 cm, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Shusaku Arakawa © Estate of Madeline Gins, Foto: Kunstpalast – Horst Kolberg – ARTOTHEK


Since 2011, the Kemp collection has enriched the holdings of the Kunstpalast’s departments of modern art and prints and drawings by more than 2,000 works.

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Reopening of the Kunstpalast
Collection with public participation

At the new Kunstpalast, the museum’s extensive and varied permanent collection, including a wealth of new acquisitions, will be presented to the public. For this new presentation, ten Palace Pilots from Düsseldorf were selected who would like to contribute their own suggestions and views and to thus take part in the decision-making process in terms of creating a concept of art presentation that is close to the public’s heart.

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New Acquisitions and Donations

Key to a lively museum is an ongoing expansion of its collection. With targeted acquisitions and donations, the Kunstpalast is in a position to continuously expand and qualitatively develop its holdings. New acquisitions enter the collection in a variety of ways: Funds are made available to the museum by the city of Düsseldorf, and of equal importance is the support offered by private individuals and foundations. The Friends of the Kunstpalast have a proven track record of facilitating acquisitions for the museum, and generous donations from artists and art enthusiasts are a common occurrence.

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Art Prizes


Collection presentation from 2009

The Kunstpalast is one of the first museums to have taken part in the Google Arts & Culture project and to have recorded its collection digitally. Discover the “old” museum rooms before the collection is reopened.

On the website of Google Arts & Culture visitors worldwide are able to take a first look at our exhibition rooms, marvel at high-resolution images of more than 303 masterworks by 199 artists and get particularly close to the painting “Venus and Adonis” by Peter Paul Rubens. Our collaboration with the Google Art Project enables us to take our digitalisation efforts to the next level.

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D:kult is an association of the various municipal cultural institutes, museums and foundations and stands for “Digital Art and Culture Archive Düsseldorf”. Here you can view over 13.000 objects from our collection online.

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