In its early years, the Kunstakademie (Arts Academy) Düsseldorf began creating a collection of works of art created by its students and professors. Traditionally a high number of well known German artists studied in Düsseldorf and nowadays, students as well as profesors originate from many corners of the globe.
An ideal opportunity was grasped by the Arts Academy, the mayor and the city’s administration to reinstigate the tradition when the arts and crafts school located just down the road in the old town was vacated. Since 2005 the Galerie forms a platform for the public to experience the high quality of local artists.
Located in a fine building on the Burgplatz, the Akademie-Galerie hosts themed exhibitions from time to time.