BERND KOBERLING. Works 1964 – 2017
November 17, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Born in 1938, Bernd Koberling is as much a preserver as innovator of the painterly possibilities of Modernism. Independent, and a great individualist among the post-war generation of his contemporaries, who range from Baselitz, Kiefer, Kirkeby, Lüpertz and Penck, Polke and Richter to Gotthard Graubner, his painting has always remained at the vanguard of its time.
Predicated on his conceptual Expressionism and the defiant “irreproducibility” of his own emotional world, he adheres formally to his lifelong themes in an ever-changing and evanescent world: The landscape as a symbol of human existence, which in colour and light, uncompromisingly and boldly, gently and in contemplative tranquillity demands to be rediscovered today.

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Bernd Koberling, Memories of Water II, 2008, Property of the artist, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017 / Foto: J. Littkemann

+++ As of January 29, 2018 the MKM will be closed for about 4 months due to necessary works on the extension building +++

Herzog & de Meuron: MKM Extension, platform

During this period, the new buildung will be linked to the existing museum complex.

In June the floors of the existing building will be opened again for the presentation of the works of the permanent collection. This is also valid for the ground floor featuring current exhibitions.

Completion of the new extension building is scheduled for 2019.


Several thousand square metres of exhibition space, a glittering array of featured artists ranging from Anselm Kiefer to Gerhard Richter, a diverse programme of exhibitions and a stunning architecture straddling the boundary between industrial culture and the White Cube – Welcome to the MKM Museum Küppersmühle! Located in the heart of Duisburg’s vibrant Inner Harbour district, and celebrated as one of Germany’s largest, privately-run museums, the MKM has since its opening in 1999 become a cultural beacon across the Ruhr metropolis. The world-renowned team of Basle-based architects Herzog & de Meuron has transformed the former mill and grain storage silo into an art museum, providing currently some 3,600 sq.m. of exhibition space.

With the Ströher Collection, the MKM houses one of the most extensive collections of German post-war art, showcasing primarily paintings by the most influential artists dating from the 1950s to the present day. Among the artists featured in the MKM are: Georg Baselitz, Peter Brüning, Abraham David Christian, K.O. Götz, Candida Höfer, Gerhard Hoehme, Anselm Kiefer, Norbert Kricke, Markus Lüpertz, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, A.R. Penck, Otto Piene, Gerhard Richter, Hans-Christian Schink, Bernard Schultze, Emil Schumacher, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Fred Thieler und Günther Uecker.


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

T +49 (0)203 – 30 19 48 -10/ -11
F +49 (0)203 – 30 18 48 -21


Christmas & New Year’s Eve 2017

December 24 and 31: closed
December 25 and 26: 11 am – 6 pm
December 27: 2 – 6 pm
December 28, 29 and 30: 11 am – 6 pm
January 1, 2018: 11 am – 6 pm

>> As of January 2, 2018: see times below

Opening Hours

Wed: 2 – 6 pm
Thu – Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
Public holidays: 11 am – 6 pm

Mondays and Tuesdays closed


Admission Prices

Collection: 6 €
Entire museum: 9 €
Concession: 4,50 €
Groups over 10 people: 4,50 €
Children over 6 years: 2,- €

Children under 6 years: free of charge

Duisburger citizens: Free admission every Thursday (on presentation of identiy card)



Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V.

Viktoriastr. 26, 53173 Bonn

Kerstin Weinhold

PR / Media Relations

T +49 (0)228 934 55 18

Tina Rudolph

PR / Communications

T +49 (0)228 934 55 15

Getting here

Public Transport
From central station Duisburg, take bus line 934 to “Hansegracht” stop.

From the direction of Düsseldorf, A 59
Exit Duisburg-Duissern, left on Oranienstrasse, left on Falkstrasse, left on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

From the direction of Köln (Cologne) / Düsseldorf, A 3
To interchange Duisburg Kaiserberg, A 40 in the direction of Duisburg-Venlo, A 59 in the direction of Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, right on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

From the direction of Essen / Dortmund, A 40
To interchange Duisburg, A 59 in the direction of Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, right on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

After leaving the autobahn, follow the signs reading “Innenhafen” and/or “Museum Küppersmühle”.


For visitors of the MKM parking is free of charge for 3 hours on the parking ground directly opposite the museum. Please devaluate the parking ticket at the museum’s reception for this purpose. After 3 hours the fee is 3,50 EUR/hour.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours for Individuals and Groups

The MKM art education team offers a well-founded and interesting art appreciation programme.

Tours in English 90 EUR / hour
German language tours 60 EUR / hour

Bookings at the museum under
fon ++49 / (0)203 / 30 19 48 -11
or at office[at]

Public guided tours are conducted every Sunday at 3 pm (German language!).
The tours themselves are free of charge, only the standard admission price must be paid.