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“Great collections and exhibitions”

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Ranked #23 of 175 things to do in Dusseldorf
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Owner description: The city's premier art museum features works by greats such as Picasso and Matisse, as well as works by local talent.
Lawrence, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great collections and exhibitions”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This museum is very large and shows art from the 20th century to the present in galleries that seem to go on forever. Great modern masters in depth and breadth. Multiple works by Picasso and Mondrian for example. The spaces are beautifully proportioned and there's plenty of room to see things. It also has a nice little cafe.

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Something for everyone.”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

I went to K20. Handily located to transport links. Good mix of artists too. Picasso,Dali etc. I particularly liked the Duchamp and Matisse pieces.

A must see in Dusseldorf, especially when the weather is wet.

Visited July 2012
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Zaventem, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Awesome museum”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Both museums were worth it, but I preferred k21.
The restaurant Pardo's bar was amazing (in the museum k21). The food was nicely served and was great to eat. The staff was very friendly and it was not all too expensive.
The different collections in k21 are so varried and so nice to see. There is for everybody something to see.

Thank HeidiLagneaux
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Amazing space filled with eclectic modern art collection”
Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

First thing to mention here is that there are three separate buildings, and two separate addresses, for kunstsammlung. I visited K20 GRABBEPLATZ, which is a few minute's walk from Heinrich Heine Allee tram/ U bahn stop. Secondly, note that K20 is closed on Mondays, and they have one late night opening, till 10pm on the first Wednesday night of a month. Thirdly, note that most displays and guide books are in German, with only a small leaflet in English. This makes the late night Wednesday of the month more crucial, since only then do they offer guided tours in English.
Now to the collection, which has been enumerated well by other reviewers. I will add that I most certainly am not a fan of much modern art, and seeing the huge size of a Jackson Pollack canvas does little to change my impression of his work. That said, I was delighted to find several paintings that I could appreciate: Magritte was a revelation, works from Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Franz Marc, Matisse and Max Ernst were memorable... I even found two Picassos that I really enjoyed.
Then there is the architectural space, which for me was as impressive as the art work. Vaulted ceilings, skylights and white walls ensured the vast spaces made excellent use of natural light.
Truly, truly spacious.
I enjoyed my trip, recommend this gallery for others, and will now look forward to planning a visit to K21 STÄNDEHAUS.

2 Thank LauraIngalls
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Brasilia, DF
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2012

I went to the temporary exhibition, that was really good and very well mounted. I was not expecting that they had also an amazing permanent exhibiion, with a HUGE collection. I would say that the best collection for modern and expressionist art I've seen.

Visited April 2012
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