If you are interested in architecture, you should not miss a visit to the MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art in Duisburg's Inner Harbour. Not only the architecture of the famous Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron make the Museum Küppersmühle a place worth seeing: Around 1,500 works of art by important artists from the post-war period to the present constitute the Ströher Collection and form the basis of this private museum in the heart of the Ruhr Area, which is one of the largest of its kind in the whole of Germany.
Works of art in the granary of the former Küppersmühle
In 1999, the museum opened its doors in the granary of the former mill on an exhibition area of 2,500 square metres. The former six floors of the building have been reduced to three clear levels by the Herzog & de Meuron team of architects. This makes some rooms up to six metres high. There you can see large-format paintings by renowned artists such as Gerhard Richter, Rosemarie Trockel, Sigmar Polke and Anselm Kiefer. At the MKM Museum Küppersmühle, you will soon notice that your art experience here at a place between industrial monument and White Cube becomes something very special.
Unique art collection at the Küppersmühle Museum
Thanks to the collectors Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher from Darmstadt: Their passion for collecting is what makes it possible for you to admire so much modern art in one place in Duisburg. The two bought 800 works of art from more than 40 German artists* from Hans Grothe - art collector from Duisburg and co-founder of the museum. Since then, the collection, which focuses on modern painting, has more than doubled in size. The collection now includes not only works by German artists, but also works by renowned artists on the international art scene. The presentation of the collection is extended by up to four temporary exhibitions per year.