The Museum Kurhaus Kleve dates back to the heyday period of Spa "Bad Cleve". Built in 1845-1872 in two departments and is located next to the 17th century amphitheatre. Past WW I the building was in disrepair, early 1990 renovation of the Spa, converted to museum (typographer and designer Walter Nikkels and architect Heinz Wrede), by this conversion the balance between old and new as well as the Spa facilities remained preserved. Since April 1997, the museum presents artwork from the middle ages to the present, but the emphasis lies on contemporary art from 1950 to the present period. Amongst this permanent collection also the artistic legacy of Ewald Mataré (1887-1965, sculptor classic modernism), as well as a new climax: the authentic Studios of Joseph Beuys in the so-called "Friedrich-Wilhelm-bad".