Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

© Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

The concrete cube, erected in 1967, is one of the most striking buildings in Düsseldorf, and a rare exemplar of so-called Brutalist architecture. Accommodated here are the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and the Kunstverein. Not only outwardly, but also conceptually, this exhibition venue distinguishes itself from other Düsseldorf institutions by virtue of having no collection of its own. For some time now, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf has been a locale for possibilities: it is the germinating cell for inspiring ideas, a stronghold of art discourse, and at times of provocation as well.

Also belonging to the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf is the exhibition space KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, an equally extraordinary locale for art.

Artistic direction: Dr. Gregor Jansen

Art in Düsseldorf: A special perspective

Inconspicuous and special

The Kunsthalle Düsseldorf cannot be overlooked – although at times, the unobtrusive works of art in the outer area can be. Protruding from the façade, for example, is a stovepipe – “Black Hole” is the title of this work by Joseph Beuys, who made a gift of it to the city. Recognizable upon closer inspection of the joints directly above the entrance to the Kunsthalle is a red, speckled paint application: “Tears” by James Lee Byars dates from 1986. And in the corner of the building is found the Salon des Amateurs. Besides the café during the daytime the Electroclub and evenings, this is the setting for regular installments of the Approximation Festival, which probes the limits of the piano. www.salondesamateurs.de; opening hours: Tue-Thu: 11:30 AM to circa 1 PM, Fri+Sat: 11:30 AM to 3 PM, Sun: 11:30 AM to 6 PM.

Address & contact

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Grabbeplatz 4
40213 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 8996240

Opening hours

Mon: closed 

Tue – Sun, public holidays: 11am – 6pm

Every second Sunday of the month: Family day, free admission.
The Stadtwerke Düsseldorf offer the opportunity to visit Kunsthalle and Kunstverein free of charge between 6 and 8 pm on the last Thursday of every month.

Admission charge 

Adults: €5.50 (reduced admission: €3.50)
Children up to 18 years: free


Book sales

Entrance at ground levelhandicapped parking spacehandicapped restroomService dog allowed

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