MKM Museum Küppersmühle for modern art, Duisburg

Exhibitions & Museums

One of the most internationally comprehensive collections of German post-war art is on display at the MKM Museum Küppersmühle...

...located in the middle of Duisburg's lively inner harbor. The museum offers a diverse exhibition program and a unique architecture best described as a combination of industrial culture and white cube. The MKM is not only one of Germany's largest private museums. Thanks to the 2021 expansion of Herzog & de Meuron and the new presentation of the Ströher Collection on a total of 5,000 square meters, the museum has become a central site of German art. Visitors can expect a unique tour of German art history. About 300 works created from the 1950s onward are on display. The museum architecture is also inspiring. On the outside, the striking red brick facade of the new building continues the authentic look of the old building and fits harmoniously into the architecture of the inner harbor. Inside the building one finds a succession of more than forty tall, light-filled art spaces that create a tremendous sense of space. Spectacular are the historic silos, which create the connection between old and new buildings via bridges, as well as the two stair towers of sinuous, terra cotta-colored concrete. They resemble a giant sculpturewhich inevitably draws the eye upward.

Located just a few kilometers from the border of the Netherlands, the MKM is a special destination for young and old alike.  


MARCH 24 - AUG. 6, 2023

E.W.Nay - Retrospektive

‍Ernst-WilhelmNay(1902-1968) is one of the most important color painters of the 20th century. For the first time in 30 years, the artist is being honored with a comprehensive retrospective. This is now on display at the MKM. Last year, the painter Ernst Wilhelm Nay would have turned 120 years old. Because of this occasion, the MKM Museum Küppersmühle is showing an extensive retrospective exhibition with works from all the fifth decades of his artistic work. The exhibition presents some 70 paintings that present all creative phases of Nay's oeuvre.

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MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst Duisburg, Erweiterungsbau 2021, Blick in die Silos© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron, Photo: Simon Menges

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MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Installationsansicht, Anselm Kiefer Klingsors Garten, 2018, © Anselm Kiefer, Photo: Henning Krause