Moved here for the 2010 European Capitals of Culture, RUHR.2010, the Museum Ostwall (MO) in the Dortmunder U shows artworks from 20th and 21st centuries, develops innovative concepts of cultural education in the digital age, initiates partnerships between art and science, and cooperates with different players in the context of creative industries.
As a centre of international calibre, it is a partner for regional and international projects and also collaborates with other international institutions in the interdisciplinary field. The U embodies innovation at the intersection of art, research, creativity, cultural education and economy.
It is a public place for research and study as well as for the experience and the discourse over art, media and today’s culture for all citizens and ages. The U is based on a cooperation of diverse users of the U-Tower building: the Museum Ostwall, the Hartware MedienKunstVerein, the Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund, the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the TU Dortmund University, the European Centre for Creative Economy, ecce, and the association U Cinema.
The restaurant and café View, located beneath the rooftop offers its visitors an extravagant and unique atmosphere. Its guests can experience modern international cuisine in a 15 metre high room whist enjoying a spectacular sight over the city of Dortmund.