Please note that our collection is currently not accessible to visitors due to reconstruction measures.
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
From 21 November 2023
The wait is finally over: Following extensive conversion and renovation work, the new Kunstpalast will open its doors again for the new collection presentation from 21 November 2023. During the first week of the reopening, we are thrilled to offer free admission and cordially invite you to explore the museum and its collection. The opening week will culminate in a large citizens’ festival for young and old alike.
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NEW PRESENTATION OF THE COLLECTION
Due to a new presentation of our permanent collection, our collection wing is currently closed to visitors. Here you can not only see some up-to-date pictures of the construction work in progress, but also get an idea of what the new presentation will look like.
STIFTUNG SAMMLUNG KEMP – THE KEMP COLLECTION
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.
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.
Visit our collection online and discover more than 12.000 items from the holdings of the Kunstpalast.
New Acquisitions and DonationsKey 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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GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE
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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