K20 Museum Dusseldorf: The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, better known as K20 Museum Düsseldorf, is not only worth seeing for its exhibitions. The main view of the building (built 1979 – 1986) is clad on the façade with shiny black granite slabs that mirror the large square situation. Rectangular window galleries are built into the granite façade, which lend the necessary lightness to the heaviness of this portal situation. On the right side of the complex is a bar. The building was opened in 1986, since 2010 there is an extension.
The monumental building, located between the Hofgarten and the old town, has repeatedly exhibited internationally renowned artists over the past decades. The museum’s permanent collection focuses on classical modernism. „With important works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Piet Mondrian, among others, as well as the comprehensive collection of around 100 drawings and paintings by Paul Klee, the Kunstsammlung’s permanent collection offers a unique view of Classic Modernism. Works by Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, or the Pop Art of Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, or Andy Warhol are among the holdings of American post-war art; works by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Tony Cragg, Sarah Morris, Katharina Fritsch, or Imi Knoebel also make their mark on the collection.“ 1