K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf

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K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, a modern art museum, is made up of two buildings: The K20 is dedicated to works from the 20th century, and the K21 features works from the 21st century. Admire pieces from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Imi Knoebel, and Gerhard Richter. The building attached to the K21 is devoted entirely to glass works. Both K20 and K21 have gift shops and cafes. Give your feet a rest by taking the free bus shuttle connecting the two buildings; it departs every 20 minutes. Work out when and for how long to visit K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and other Dusseldorf attractions using our handy Dusseldorf trip planner.
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  • The museum has spacious galleries with, like in so many museums, bits and pieces of different artists. When I visited there was an interesting exhibition "Art et Liberté" about the surrealist movement...  more »
  • The architecture is beautiful to give to the place and light works. Amazing collections by their quality and the number of paintings. A little tip of the hat to the Klee! Expo temporary on the Egyptian surrealists, interesting pictorially and historically very well documented.
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  • Only the second floor was open when we visited but we really enjoyed the gallery's main collection. The audio guide was helpful. We also enjoyed the quirky cafe for coffee. It had some lovely books to...  more »
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  • A very impressive and versatile collection of Paul Klee, plenty of Picasso, several Magrittes, Dalis and many other thought provoking masters. It was a satisfying afternoon.
  • 28/07/2016 I visited this museum to spend a relaxing mid-summer afternoon. The exhibition of Andreas Gursky photos was well organised and interesting, even if there weren't a lot of pictures. The section dedicated to '900 paintings was nice but not so exciting, there aren't famous artworks even if the artists are well known. The highlight of the visit was the temporary exhibition "1887-2058, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster" which is very strange and upsetting, like art should be. I enjoyed every spot of this section, every artwork, even if sometimes I didn't understand everything. It was so particular, I've been thinking about it for days after the visit.
  • Basically a modern art museum. Does have a gallery with more traditional art work in it, but expect most of the stuff to be more contemporary in nature.
  • Unusual layout could miss artwork if not aware. Some of the major contemporary Art Photography Artists here. Just don't get too close to the work...
  • Very good art collection. Upstairs is where the Picasso/Matisse etc is. Staff are very very annoying, as they follow you round and start getting annoyed if you look at a painting too close! I felt at some points I wasn't able to enjoy the art as they were putting me off! Apart from that absolutely amazing museum, worth the money for the art!!

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