The museum is well known throughout Europe for its collection of the work influenced by naturalism and expressionism of Wilhelm Lehmbruck and his contemporaries.
Its speciality is an exceptional collection of modern sculptures by international artists of the 20th and 21st century. Some thirty outstanding large pieces are placed in the sculpture park alone, and the exhibit extends within a fascinating array of buildings.
The goal of all museum activities is to convey a vivid impression of the quality, development and range of modern sculpture to visitors from all walks of life.
An unusual combination of paintings, graphic works on paper and the new media complement the sculptural collection.