MKM Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art


in short

The MKM stands as a symbol for the Ruhr region’s industrial heritage, boasting stunning modern architecture by Herzog & de Meuron, fascinating exhibitions and one of the most beautiful collections of German post-war art (Kiefer, Richter, Baselitz et al.)
MKM - view from Duisburg's inner harbour
© MKM / photo: M. Wakolbinger
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MKM Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art

in detail

Used for storing grain until the 1970s, the “Küppersmühle” has served as a centre for art since 1999. This imposing industrial monument was transformed by the world-renowned team of Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron into an art museum, providing currently some 3,600 sq.m. of exhibition space. The MKM is located at the heart of the vibrant cultural district of Duisburg’s Inner Harbour. Boasting the Ströher Collection, an international exhibition programme and its characteristic architecture, the MKM has become a key cultural attraction in the Ruhr region: an ideal location, at which to experience great art, admire stunning architecture or just walk around and soak up the unique atmosphere…

The Ströher Collection:
Distributed across 15 rooms, totalling some 2,500 sq.m. in area, the MKM presents key works from the Ströher Collection. Awaiting the viewer are (changing) works and work groups by some of the most influential German artists, dating from the 1950s to the present. Enjoying not only national, but international acclaim, the artists featured in the collection include Georg Baselitz, Hanne Darboven, K.O. Götz, Candida Höfer, Gerhard Hoehme, Jörg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Bernard Schultze, Fred Thieler or Rosemarie Trockel.

International exhibition schedule:
Each year, the MKM stages up to four exhibitions of international art, ranging from retrospectives of distinguished artists, theme-based group exhibitions to presentations showcasing the latest trends of individual artists or of a specific country’s art scene. A further exhibition series, “Akademos”, is devoted to art produced by professors at the renowned Düsseldorf Art Academy.
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst
Wechselausstellung/Temporary exhibition: 6 € Gesamtes Haus/Entire museum: 9 € Ermäßigt/Reduced: 4,50 € Gruppen ab 10 Personen/Groups over 10 people: 4,50 € Kinder und Schüler frei/Children and pupils: free of charge
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painting, architecture, sculpture, photography, contemporary art, european art after 1800, modern art, war, art, oven, space, tea, gerhard richter, georg baselitz, Richter, sigmar polke, herzog & de meuron, anselm kiefer, a.r. penck, hanne darboven, candida höfer, k.o. götz, architektur, jörg immendorff

Visitor entrance

MKM Küppersmühle Museum for Modern Art
Philosophenweg 55
47051 Duisburg
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Opening Times

11:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Public guided tours every Sunday, starting at 11 am. and 3 pm.
Special opening hours for schools and kindergarten: Wed and Thu as of 10 am (notice in advance). - The exhibition portal for Europe