From the art academy to the “Museum Kunstpalast“, from Heinrich Heine to the Asphalt Festival. The German city of Düsseldorf has it all. It has become an important hub for the international art scene with is its concentration of musea, music halls and galleries. The well over 100 galleries are a forum for the lively local art scene with the Düsseldorf Art Academy as one of the leading art catalyst.

In this cultural climate Düsseldorf and its neighboring city of Cologne became well-known as centers of art and trade, as well as locations of important art collections and exhibition halls.

The city of Dusseldorf is the capital of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia. The promotion of art and culture here is defined as a state goal in the state constitution. It supports a large number of artistic and cultural projects and institutions, such as Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen with three venues K20, K21, and F3, the Schmela Haus, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, KIT- Kunst im Tunnel, the NRW – Forum Düsseldorf, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung, Julia Stoschek Collection, the KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, and the Hetjens-Museum – Deutsches Keramikmuseum.

And if that’s not enough in and around Düsseldorf there are the Skulpturenhalle by the Thomas Schütte Stiftung, the Gallery Konrad Fischer, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, the Cultural Foundation of the Länder, the Kunstund Ausserschungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and the Goethe Institute, the Düsseldorf Film Museum, the Goethe Museum and the Düsseldorf Heinrich Heine Institute.

See it all in OBJEKT©International Issue 76.