SPOT ON: 1937. The "degenerate art" in Düsseldorf

14.07.2017 - 26.08.2018

[Detail. For a full view, click on the picture] Otto Dix, Bildnis des Malers Franz Radziwill, 1928, Öl/Pappe auf Sperrholz, 80 x 60 cm, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 / Foto: Museum Kunstpalast - ARTOTHEK

In the Düsseldorf Art Collections alone, around 1.000 artworks left the museum storerooms. In addition, many modern works were exchanged or sold on the museum‘s own initiative between 1933 and 1945.

In 2013, inventory records and other documents in the museum and in the municipal archives relating to the confiscation were studied in detail for the first time. The project was initiated by the museum‘s provenance researcher and the Research Center for “Degenerate Art“ at the Freie Universität in Berlin and resulted in a comprehensive update of the Center’s research database.

This year, exactly 80 years after the confiscation, our museum wants to put the insights of this research project into perspective and communicate it to a larger audience.

Museum Kunstpalast
Ehrenhof 4-5
40479 Düsseldorf

Address & contact

Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast

Ehrenhof 4-5

40479 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 566 42 100 

+49 211 566 42 160 (Info and reservations)

Opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue-Sun: 11am – 6pm
Thu: 11am – 9pm

Am Samstag, 19. Januar 2019, ist unser Haus wegen einer Großveranstaltung erst ab 14.30 Uhr geöffnet.

Admission charge

Admission prices vary according to the exhibition. For more information, please visit the website of the Museum Kunstpalast


Restaurant/ café: KristallBar
Opening hours: same as exhibition areas

Museum shop

Book sales

Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM

Study hall
Opening hours: Tue and Thu: 10 AM – 5 PM


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