The Hentrich Glass Museum in mkp

Correlations 31.10.09 - 04.04.10
GLASpekte 07.11.09 -14.03.10

The Hentrich Glass Collection is one of the largest collections of glass in Europe. It is part of the museum kunst palast and is based around the collection donated by the architect and great collector Helmut Hentrich.
Glass stretching over 3000 years can be admired here from pre-Roman to present day studio glass.
The Collection comprises of pieces that are always on show plus special exhibits such as the current show Correlations, glass from the collection of Malou Marjerus; a varied group of many forms, techniques and colours. My favourite just had to be the beautiful lime green handbag you can see above.
Entry to the Glass Collection is on the left hand side of the Ehrenhof, opposite the main entrance to museum kunst palast. €6.
In addition to this attached to the Tonhalle, the round concert hall at the beginning of the Ehrenhof, there is a beautiful arched, green exhibition space. This is used by the Hentrich Collection to give you a gratis taster of the treasures in store just down the path at the museum.
Michael Behrens Underwater World

The Current show GLASpekte is a collection of work by members of the NRW Association of Glass Artists. The pieces on show have been made by taking inspiration from the main collection in the museum. The director Dr Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk has spent much time in the USA and will be happy to give us a RhineBuzz tour in English sometime. We just need to fix a date.
Dedo von Kerrsenbrock-Krosigk views
Reiner Eul Komposition xv1/09

The Glass Museum is certainly a gem in Düsseldorf, and as with so many places, somewhere waiting to be discovered.
Go and take a look at the exhibition space in the Tonhalle. It's free!

GLASpekte in the Green Archway Tues - Sun 1-6pm.