Museum DKM

Exhibitions & Museums

The DKM collection brings together five very different areas: contemporary art since the 1960s, ancient and contemporary art from the East to the Far East, art from ancient Egypt, vessels from 5,000 years of cultural history, and classical and contemporary photography.

Ulrich Tillmann's "Meditationen". Einen Schwerpunkt bilden Reisefotografien des 19. Jahrhundert aus Ägypten.

The contemporary art in the DKM Collection includes works by more than 300 artists. More than a third of ernst hermann's complete works, including his hall-sized "Düsseldorf Hall," are among them. Ulrich Rückriem is represented with numerous works. Room-filling works or groups of works contribute, including: Ai Weiwei (CN),Song Dong (CN), Ulrich Erben (DE), Norbert Frensch (DE), Hamish Fulton (UK),Hayato Goto (JP), Nikolaus Koliusis (AT), Richard Long (UK), Blinky Palermo(DE), Gerlinde Beck (DE), Erwin Wortelkamp (DE).

In the series of works from ancient China, a monumental, 90-cm-high marble head of the Buddha from the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577 AD) literally stands out. Around the same time (386-907 AD) there are other heads and statues in stone or terracotta. The DKMC Collection attaches great importance to the fact that tomb sculptures convey something of the original context.

Separate sections are dedicated offerings and reliefs from Gandhāra (Afghanistan/Pakistan, 1st-4th century), Ayutthaya (Thailand, 17th-18th century) and Khmer (Cambodia), as well as artifacts (screens, ceramics, scroll paintings) from the 19th century from Japan.