Art Venues in Rhine Ruhr

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Rhine Ruhr offers numerous fine examples of art venues. Interest in the arts is extremely strong in Germany in general and, fortunately, this also holds true amongst those holding the purse strings in local and regional government.

The results of strong public subsidies as well as private sponsoring in the Rhine Ruhr area can be seen in many diverse art venues and art museums. Impressive collections go hand in hand with inspiring periodic exhibitions in art venues in downtown locations of many cities across the whole of the region strechting from Bonn to Dortmund.

K21 Ständehaus

K21 Ständehaus focuses on art from the late 20th and the 21st century. Permanent exhibits include the artist's room installations, while impressive spaces are constantly filled with temporary exibitions. The stunning sculpture and installation area on the top floor is a must.

Museum Kunstpalast

The Museum Kunstpalast reveals a formidable 100.000 pieces that include paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics, photos, prints and glass objects. Besides showing the excellent, wide spectrum of its own possessions, the museum hosts changing exhibitions of highly respected works.

KIT Kunst im Tunnel

KIT Kunst im Tunnel is focussed on contemporary art in the fields of sculpture, painting, photography, video and installation art. Some four to six exhibitions with exciting audiences take place every year. Invitations to opening events are eagerly awaited by those in the know.

 

Clemens Sels Museum

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The collections of the Clemens Sels Museum are unique in Germany. Highly respected among art enthusiasts, the museum possesses a curious variety of art and art history. Medieval paintings coexist alongside works by the Nazarenes, the Pre-Raphaelites and the French, Belgian and Dutch symbolists.

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Museum Folkwang

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Museum Folkwang opened January 2010 when Essen and the Ruhr Area became one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture for that year. The collections of the museum are as varied as they are vast; paintings, sculptures and objects, photographs, graphics and posters.

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Dortmunder U

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The Museum Ostwall (MO) opened in the Dortmunder U during the 2010 European Capitals of Culture, RUHR.2010, The MO shows artworks from 20th and 21st centuries, develops innovative concepts of cultural education in the digital age an initiates partnerships between art and science.

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