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Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Photo: Jens Willebrand
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Photo: Jens Willebrand
 

0 Euro

euros is the price of admission on every 1st Wednesday of the month beginning at 6 p.m.


1,5 kilometers

is the distance separating the K20 from the K21.

 


2

small Mercedes Benz buses shuttle between the two buildings, transporting visitors free of charge.


3

is the number of venues operated by the Kunstsammlung.


8

trips and local excursions are organized on average annually by the Society of Friends, in addition to exhibition previews and guided tours.


21 m

meters is the length of Monika Sosnowska’s installation The Staircase.


30

books are found in the initial inventory of the Literature Café in the Lokal Lieshout.


32

exhibitions have been mounted to date in the K21.


40

volunteers contribute their time and energy to the Kunstsammlung.


87

exhibitions in all have been mounted to date in the K20.


89

staff members work at the Kunstsammlung, 45 of them women, 44 men.


100

additional individuals are active on behalf of the Kunstsammlung.


280

artists are represented in the collection, including 51 women and  221 men.

 

300

pieces of Sunday dinnerware are found in the Lokal Lieshout.


854

individuals are members of the Society of Friends of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 53 of which are younger than 40.


1880

was the year when the Ständehaus was erected.


1971

was the year when Aldo van Eyck built the Schmela Haus.


1986

marked the opening of the Kunstsammlung am Grabbeplatz.


2002

saw the opening of the K21 im Ständehaus.


2004

saw the acquisition of the Sammlung Ackerman, containing 155 works.


2009

is the year the Schmela Haus became the third venue of the Kunstsammlung.

2010

marked the reopening of the K20.


2010

is the date of the most recent work contained in the collection.


1904

is the earliest date.


2011

marked the 50th anniversary of the Kunstsammlung.


2024

mosaic tiles make up Sarah Morris’s wall piece at Paul Klee Platz.


10.300 square meters

of exhibition surface is contained in the Kunstsammlung.


38.000

volumes of the library inventory have been digitally catalogued.


140.000

is the total number of volumes.


10.000.000 Euros

was allocated to the museum in 2012 by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.