Current Exhibition

Inspiration and Resistance

November 15, 2018 – March 10, 2019

Modern art is inconceivable without him: Emil Schumacher (1912–1999) ranks among the most celebrated protagonists of post-war German abstraction, which after WWII undertook a radical new beginning in art. The liberation of colour from form, of lines from motif, the spontaneity of the act of painting, the prepared canvases, the penetration of painting into the third dimension and the application of additional materials such as sand, tin, tar and hair all came to define his artistic practice.

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The fourth Force

March 29 – June 23, 2019

Klaus Rinke, © Artist, photo: MKM

Melting Pott

July 5 – October 27, 2019

Till Brönner, self-portrait (detail) © Artist


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, Ralph Fleck, 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, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann and Günther Uecker.


Opening Hours Christmas/New Year’s Eve

December 24 and 31, 2018: closed

December 25 to 30, 2018: 11 am – 6 pm
January 1, 2019: 11 am – 6 pm

As of January 2, 2019 the MKM is open to the public as usual (see below).

Regular 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

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.

MKM Extension Building

by 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, Gerhard Hoehme or Fred Thieler , 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. Completion is planned for the end of 2019.

As with the original conversion of the historic grain mill, the design for the extension by 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 new structural element will be linked to the existing museum complex via the silos, which run in an easterly direction along the inner-harbour basin towards the A59 Autobahn. Bridges on the first and second floors of the silos will form a connection between the new and existing exhibition rooms. Both in terms of outer appearance and materiality, the silos themselves are to be preserved as an industrial monument. Serving as an access element and connecting exhibition space, they will, however, be endowed with a new purpose. Furthermore, the silos will be equipped with a viewing terrace to grant visitors access for the first time.

The project has been made possible by the commitment of the privately-funded MKM Foundation, which was set up by the collectors Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher.