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Art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia: photos, description (Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia, located in düsseldorf. The Foundation of this Museum dates back to 1960, when it was purchased 88 works by Paul Klee. They became the basis of the first collection, which was presented to the public in 1961. The site of the original works were beautiful Schloss jägerhof, but over time exhibits has become so much that places in the Palace was not enough.

In 1975, the leadership of the city decided on the extension of the grounds for exhibition. For this reason, a new building was constructed, designed by famous specialists of the architectural Bureau düsseldorf. Appeared the building had a curved facade made of polished syenite dark color. It became a real symbol of the city immediately after its opening. In 1990, the collection was supplemented by the installations, sculptures and photographic works.

Art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia are two of the Museum. The Museum is called "K20" presents visitors the art of the XX century, it is based on classic modernism. It was here that the paintings of Klee and the paintings of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. Anyone can contemplate the work of Dadaists, Cubists, fauves, expressionists. The Museum K21 is under a dome of glass, here are contemporary works. Publicly exhibited works by Ilya Kabakov, Michelangelo Pistoletto and other famous artists.

The building of the Museum was the exhibition space. In the period of 1949-1988 years there was a Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia. Only in 2002 was carried out restoration of the building, where he eventually opened the famous exhibition.