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

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.

MKM Extension building, south perspective (simulation), © Herzog & de Meuron

The new extension will enable one of the seminal collections of post-war German art, the Ströher Collection, to be housed in an additional 2,500 sq.m. of exhibition space. Leading exponents of the Informel movement including K.O. Götz, Bernard Schultze and Gerhard Hoehme, world-acclaimed artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer or Gerhard Richter, together with the photographs of Candida Höfer or Hans-Christian Schink will in future be presented across some 5000 sq.m. of exhibition space.

As with the original conversion of the historic grain mill, the design for the extension by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron is oriented on the existing architectural fabric of the MKM and the Inner Harbour. Three structures of varying height extend the existing museum and combine to form a new main building which harmoniously and systematically closes the row of buildings flanking the harbour basin. The silos will form a connection between the new and existing exhibition rooms. Furthermore, it also planned to equip them with a viewing terrace and to grant visitors access for the first time.

The project has been made possible by the commitment of the privately-funded MKM Foundation.



Ayşe Erkmen – Anselm Kiefer – Michael Sailstorfer – Sun Xun – Timm Ulrichs – Bernar Venet

June 8 – October 28, 2018

The oeuvre of Jannis Kounellis, a pioneer of the Arte Povera movement, takes centre stage in this exhibition at the MKM, which forms part of the inter-city project “Art & Coal”, mounted by the RuhrKunstMuseen. In addition to steel, stone or textile, coal is one the fundamental materials from which Kounellis crafted his expansive installations.

This forms the conceptual basis of the exhibition in the MKM, which showcases further artistic positions in a kind of homage to Jannis Kounellis himself, all of which incorporate the use of coal as a working material, a motif or a theme. On view are installations and even entire rooms fashioned by Ayşe Erkmen, Anselm Kiefer, Michael Sailstorfer, Sun Xun, Timm Ulrichs and Bernar Venet.

More information

Poster “Art & Coal – Homage to Jannis Kounellis”, MKM 2018


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.


As of January 29, 2018 the MKM will stay closed for about 4 months due to current works on the extension building.

Afterwards, the regular opening hours are valid again:

Opening Hours

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

Mondays and Tuesdays closed


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


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

As of January 29, 2018 the MKM will stay closed for about 4 months due to current works on the extension building.

Afterwards, guided tours will be offered as usual:

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.