The Kuntsmuseum along Bonn's Museum Mile consists of a series of galleries in which its permanent collection of post-modern and impressionist art is exceptionally well displayed, and areas are given over to short-term exhibitions of various media. What we found particularly pleasing and exciting were: (1) the building design, which provides for wide open spaces in which pieces are displayed; (2) the gallery staff's deliberate effort to engage the visitor by providing a sheet of information to the entrance of each gallery room on which some information on the featured artist is provided, along with some insight into his/her philosophical perspective, all of which are in both German and English; and (3) areas devoted to new and upcoming artists in a variety of media. We visited on a Sunday when the crowds were small. Nevertheless, the KunstPolizei were out in force, with a security "guard" at one of the entrances to each room. We were kept "under surveillance" quite extensively, but found these individuals to be personable, obscure when taking photographs of any piece (without flash, of course), and helpful with answering our questions. To insure that we saw all the exhibits, one of the guards directed us to the rooms on the 2nd floor and told us how many rooms could be visited. There is no museumplan for the building, which leaves you to wander in whichever direction you choose, ultimately "finding" all of the treasures on display.
We ate lunch at the Cafe, and found the food to be well prepared, savory, and diverse. There is a taglish menu that changes daily, along with a set menu of salads, quiches, and German fare. Prices in the Cafe were no different than in other parts of the city, and the service was good. Our waitress easily moved from German to English as the need arose.
Viewing the museum exhibits takes at least 2 hours as these are curated on the 3rd and 2nd floors of the building. Anyone who enjoys Kunst already knows that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." True, some of the works we found boring or mundane (even though one artist had just received the 2012 KunstPreis), but the majority of our time was well spent. Highly recommended for part of a day spent in Bonn.