Food & Drink



Lokal Lieshout / Lieshout Café

For the tall, airy café space in the second upper story of the Kunstsammlung am Grabbeplatz, the Lieshout studio has devised a completely interior design, including a bar which projects dramatically into the space, tables, chairs, lamps, a bookcase, and tableware. The Lokal Lieshout is already open for business during museum opening hours.

All surfaces in the Lokal Lieshout have been integrated into the color scheme, whose choice of tones was determined by “guided” chance. In his design, artist Joap van Lieshout (*1963) responds to the art of classical modernism on view in the adjacent galleries by opposing it with his own universe of “primitive modernism,” consisting of blocky forms which seem almost to have been hewn of stone.


“Klee’s” is a redesigned restaurant at the K20 which opened in November 2012. It offers a special gastronomical concept: The symbiosis of modern cooking and a traditional tapas-idea makes it the perfect place to go for dinner as well as for a quick lunch. Sticking with the traditional architectural specifications, the style of “Klee’s” unites modern, innovative design – new material and ideas – with classical elements.

The restaurant’s name is related to the artist Paul Klee, who taught at the Kunstakademie (Arts Academy) until 1933: The purchase of his works by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1960 led to the foundation of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.




From September 11, 2016 to January 22, 2017, the artist Arpad Dobriban will be setting up his workshop in the former Pardo Bar for his project WAITING SYSTEM 7. There he will prepare special dishes for museum visitors. Dobriban’s aim as an artist is to make visible the transformation of various living organisms into palatable food dishes and to allow us to experience the various forms of food processing. Offered in day-to-day operations will be a small selection of simple, regularly alternating culinary offerings.