20 Years MKM Museum Küppersmühle

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are inviting our visitors to attend our promotional events from April to September 2019

Erweiterung MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Simulation Perspektive Innenhafen, © Herzog & de Meuron

A 20th anniversary is a reason to celebrate! And in honour of this milestone, we are throwing open our doors to our neighbours and new guests, local Duisburgers and visitors from around the world, and to experienced and aspiring art lovers alike.

History: The MKM first opened as an art museum in April 1999, housed within an industrial building dating from the turn of the last century, which had served as a mill and grain silo until well into the 1970s. Commissioned to undertake the subsequent conversion into a museum were the Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron, who are currently building the new extension to the MKM. The listed red-brick façade of the historic Küppersmühle, the old steel silos, and even the name “Küppersmühle” have been preserved and since have come to define the museum’s overall brand image.

Charged from the outset with the conception, organisation and management of the MKM was the Bonn-domiciled Foundation for Art and Culture.

Alongside major travelling exhibitions, the MKM has on permanent display works by leading German post-war artists from the Ströher Collection, ranging from K.O. Götz, Anselm Kiefer to Gerhard Richter. The inaugural exhibition “Malerwald” (Painter’s Forest) by Jörg Immendorff opened on April 18, 1999. Other landmark exhibitions over the past 20 years include “ChinArt” (2002), “Wonderlands” (2003) “The New Ten” (2004), “Gerhard Richter: Paintings From Private Collections” (2009), Olaf Metzel im Kulturhauptstadtjahr (2010), “Tony Cragg – Things on the Mind” (2011), Retrospectives from Günther Uecker (2005), Stephan Balkenhol (2006), Peter Brüning (2007) or K.O. Götz (2014), the inter-city project “China8” (2015), the homage to Jannis Kounellis as part of the exhibition “Art & Coal” (2018) and the out-reach project “Young People Interpret Art” (2000-2017). A list of all exhibitions can be found in the attachment and in our online archive.

We wish to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Museum Küppersmühle together with our visitors, and over the next 6 months shall be holding a series of monthly promotional events:

April: 20 Days free admission for everyone!
To kick off, we are offering all our visitors free entry to the MKM’s permanent collection, featuring works by, among others, Georg Baselitz, K.O. Götz, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Günther Uecker & Co and to the current exhibition by Klaus Rinke.
Offer applies: 3.4. – 28.4. (Wed-Sun: during regular opening hours)

May: Giving away 20 art catalogues
On 20 days in May every 20th visitor will have the opportunity to choose a free catalogue from a wide range of publications.
Offer applies: 1.5. – 26.5. (Wed-Sun: during regular opening hours)

June: Free guided-tours on Fridays +++ already fully booked +++
At 5 pm on every Friday throughout the month of June, visitors will be granted free admission, together with an exclusive, after-work guided tour through the collection for up to 20 people. Places are allocated in order of registration; so first come, first served!
Dates: Fri 7.6. / Fri 14.6. / Fri 21.6. / Fri 28.6.
Registration at office@museum-kueppersmuehle.de. Please ensure to state your preferred date!

July: Art-Coffee-Cake
What is more pleasurable than spending a day in a museum? Spending a day in a museum – followed by a visit to a café. On 20 days, we will be giving away gift vouchers for free coffee and cake in the Küppersmühle restaurant.
Offer applies: 3.7. – 28.7. (Wed-Sun: during regular opening hours)

August: Attention all art detectives!
On 20 days we are challenging all art detectives (up to 12 years old) to try and solve our museum mystery. A small prize is waiting for the successful sleuths at the ticket desk.
Offer applies: 7.8. – 1.9. (Wed-Sun: during regular opening hours)

September: 20 free annual subscriptions
And finally we are raffling off 20 exclusive annual tickets for the MKM. The tickets are valid for one person, from October 2019 onwards. Further information on the actual draw will be announced in good time.

E office@museum-kueppersmuehle.de oder T +49 (0)203 / 30 19 48 11