Museum Kunstpalast Restored to All its Glory

With Beat Wismer, director Museum Kunstpalast, at the press conference of the re-opening of the museum
photo: Museum Kunstpalast

The Museum Kunstpalast re-opened its important and wonderful collection after two years of extensive renovation work. 

Press Conference in the foyer of the west wing in front of the impresssive Thorn Prikker window. There is currently a special exhibition dedicated to Thorn Prikker at mkp on until August 8 in 
©Bernd Ahrens Photography

In all some 450 selected pieces can now be enjoyed encompassing the spectacular Rubens Hall, one of my favourite areas in the museum which can now be seen in all its glory once again. Housing paintings that were once part of the original Jan Wellem/Medici Collection from the 17th Century, this is as The Minister for Arts and Culture, Georg Lohe said in his opening speech "Düsseldorf's treasure house".

Go along and enjoy five museums in one, including the beautiful Hentrich Glass Collection, second in Europe only to that at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Sculptures from the Middle Ages fill part of the newly-painted halls and Modern Art is well represented with works ranging from Kandinsky to Beuys, including a brand new installation of pieces from Creamcheese, one of Germany's first discos, an artists' den of progressive rock. Some of Germany's first strobe lighting and cutting edge contemporary art from the likes of Richer, Beuys and Nam June Paik, who were all regulars at the club. Find out more about this legendary Düsseldorf space and time on the "We Love Music" tour.

Bernd Ahrens and I photograph an exhibit in the Creamcheese installation

Madame Monaco becomes part of the Re-Opening
©Bernd Ahrens Photography

There are numerous areas in the building do go and discover for yourself, or better still join us for one of our many RhineBuzz events at Museum Kunspalast!

Classics from the 15th to 20th Century including works of the hugely 
influential Düsseldorf School of Painting 
©Bernd Ahrens Photography

Museum Kunstpalast
Ehrenhof 4-5
40479 Düsseldorf
Open until 9pm every Thursday