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Andreas Gursky - 09.09.2021 to 30.01.2022
OPENING HOURS

Wed 2 – 6 pm
Thu to Sun and public holidays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Mon, Tue closed

From 24 November, the 2G rule applies to visitors. For more information, click here.

THE NEW MKM

New landmark in the Ruhr region: since the laying of the foundation stone and around four years of construction, the extension to the Küppersmühle Museum by Herzog & de Meuron has been completed.

From 25 September the house will open its doors to visitors. With the presentation of the works from the Ströher Collection on an additional2,500 square metres, the MKM will become a central location for German and European post-war art. More than 300 works since the 1950s are on display.

© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Foto: Simon Menges
© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Foto: Simon Menges
© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Foto: Simon Menges
© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Foto: Simon Menges
© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Foto: Simon Menges
© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Foto: Simon Menges
© MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Foto: Simon Menges

Brick outside, White Cube inside

The MKM extension combines industrial culture with contemporary museum architecture. As with the conversion of the historic Küppersmühle into a museum (1999), Herzog & de Meurontook their cue from the existing MKM and the architecture of the inner harbour.

Inside, a sequence of 36 bright, clearly structured collection rooms gives art plenty of room to work. In the course of the extension, the historic silos were also opened up and integrated into the building. Here bridges are created in the 1st and 2nd floor the connection between the new and the already existing rooms. The silos themselves will be preserved as industrial monuments, both in terms of their external appearance and their largely original materiality. A planned platform on the silos, which will be accessible depending on the season and weather conditions, offers a wide view over the Ruhr region.

Current exhibitions

MKM Architecture

The MKM is a striking 19th century industrial monument that was built as a mill in its day and operated as such for over 100 years (until its closure in 1972). Based on the master plan developed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, the former industrial wasteland of Duisburg’s inner harbour was transformed into a multifunctional service area on the waterfront – with office and residential space, gastronomy, cultural and leisure facilities – as part of the Emscher Park International Building Exhibition (1989-1999). The “old Küppersmühle” became the MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art.

The Swiss star architects Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned with the conversion. From 1997-1999, they transformed the old warehouse building with its historic brick façade into a house for art that meets all the requirements of a modern museum – with an exhibition area of around 3,000 m² on three floors, whose architecture captivates through clarity and reduction to the essentials. With the extension in 2021, the exhibition space will increase to a full 6100m².

Characteristic features are the continuous white walls up to 6 m high, the floor made of grey Turkish basalt and the sequence of spacious room areas. The only connection to the outside world are floor-to-ceiling window slits set into the listed façade.

The spectacular stair towers by Herzog & de Meuron attract many architecture-loving visitors to the MKM every year. The visitor feels as if he is inside a gigantic sculpture.

Extension

Design: Herzog & de Meuron

The extension by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron will provide one of the most important collections of German art after 1945, the Ströher Collection, with an additional 2,500 m² of exhibition space. Important representatives of Art Informel such as K.O. Götz, Bernard Schultze and Gerhard Hoehme, influential artists such as Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer will be presented on a total of 5,000 m² of exhibition space.

As with the conversion of the historic Küppersmühle into a museum, Herzog & de Meuron based their design for the extension on the existing MKM and the architecture of the inner harbour. Three structures of different heights continue the existing museum building and join together to form a new head building that consistently and harmoniously closes off the entire row of buildings on the harbour basin.

By means of bridges in the silos in the 1st and 2nd floor, the connection between the new and the already existing collection rooms is created. The silos themselves will be preserved as industrial monuments, both in terms of their external appearance and their original materiality. As an access element and connecting exhibition space, however, they are given a new function. In addition, the silos will be provided with a viewing terrace and thus made accessible to visitors for the first time.

MKM extension, silo platform (simulation), © Herzog & de Meuron

The project is made possible by the commitment of the private MKM Foundation, which was founded by the collectors Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher.

Adresse

MKM Museum Küppersmühle
für Moderne Kunst
Duisburg Innenhafen
Philosophenweg 55
D- 47051 Duisburg

Kasse
T +49 (0)203 – 30 19 48 / -11
kasse@museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Büro
office@museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Anfahrt

Buslinie 934, Haltestelle Hansegracht

Abfahrt Duisburg-Duissern, (links) Oranienstraße, (links) Falkstraße, (links) Kardinal-Galen-Straße, (rechts) Philosophenweg

Nach Verlassen der Autobahn folgen Sie der Beschilderung „Innenhafen“ bzw. „Museum Küppersmühle“.

Bis Kreuz Duisburg Kaiserberg, A 40 Richtung Duisburg-Venlo, A 59 Richtung Düsseldorf, Abfahrt Duisburg-Duissern, (rechts) Kardinal-Galen-Straße, (rechts) Philosophenweg

Nach Verlassen der Autobahn folgen Sie der Beschilderung „Innenhafen“ bzw. „Museum Küppersmühle“.

Bis zum Kreuz Duisburg, A 59 Richtung Düsseldorf, Abfahrt Duisburg-Duissern, (rechts) Kardinal-Galen-Straße, (rechts) Philosophenweg

Nach Verlassen der Autobahn folgen Sie der Beschilderung „Innenhafen“ bzw. „Museum Küppersmühle“.

Parken

Auf dem Parkplatz gegenüber dem MKM können Sie 3 Stunden lang kostenlos parken, wenn Sie das Ticket im MKM entwerten lassen. Danach kostet jede weitere Stunde 3,50 €.

Öffnungszeiten

Mi 14 – 18 Uhr
Do bis So und Feiertage 11 – 18 Uhr

Mo, Di geschlossen

 

Preise

Ausstellungen: 6 € (ermäßigt 3 €* )
Gesamtes Haus (Ausstellung + Sammlung): 12 € (ermäßigt 6,00 €*)

Kinder bis 16 Jahre: frei
Familienticket (2 Erwachsene + Kinder): 18 € ganzes Haus (10 € Ausstellungen)

Kindergruppen (Schule, Kita, Kinderfreizeit): 2 € pro Kind und Betreuer:in

Nach den aktuell geltenden Vorgaben ist der Besuch OHNE Voranmeldung  möglich. Tickets können online als auch vor Ort erworben werden. Ab dem 24. November 2021 gilt für Besucher*innen des Museum Küppersmühle die 2G-Regel (Zutritt nur für Geimpfte und Genesene).

Adress

MKM Museum Küppersmühle
for Modern Art
Duisburg Inner Harbour
Philosophenweg 55
D- 47051 Duisburg

Reception
T +49 (0)203 – 30 19 48 / -11
kasse@museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Office
office@museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Directions

Bus line 934, bus stop Hansegracht

Exit Duisburg-Duissern, (left) Oranienstraße, (left) Falkstraße, (left) Kardinal-Galen-Straße, (right) Philosophenweg

After leaving the motorway, follow the signs to “Innenhafen” or “Museum Küppersmühle”.

To Kreuz Duisburg Kaiserberg, A 40 direction Duisburg-Venlo, A 59 direction Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, (right) Kardinal-Galen-Straße, (right) Philosophenweg

After leaving the motorway, follow the signs to “Innenhafen” or “Museum Küppersmühle”.

To the Duisburg junction, A 59 towards Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, (right) Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, (right) Philosophenweg.

After leaving the motorway, follow the signs to “Innenhafen” or “Museum Küppersmühle”.

Parking

You can park for 3 hours free of charge in the car park opposite the MKM if you have your ticket validated at the MKM. After that, each additional hour costs € 3.50.

Opening Hours

Wed 2 – 6 pm
Thu to Sun and public holidays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Mon, Tue closed

Prices

Exhibitions: € 6 (reduced € 3* )
Entire house (exhibition + collection): 12 € (reduced 6,00 €*)

Children up to 16: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 18 € whole house (10 € exhibitions)

Children’s groups (school, day care centre, children’s leisure time): 2 € per child and carer:in

According to the current regulations, the visit is possible WITHOUT pre-registration. Tickets can be purchased online and on site. From 24 November 2021, visitors to the Museum Küppersmühle will be subject to the 2G rule (admission only for vaccinated and recovered persons).