12 September is Open Monument Day and Family Day at the Kunsthalle, presented by Stadtwerke Düsseldorf. We welcome you all day with free admission and dedicate the family day to the theme of architecture.
Guided tour of the Kunsthalle with a focus on architecture
Built in 1967, the concrete cube of the Kunsthalle is one of Düsseldorf's most striking buildings, a rare testimony to Brutalist architecture. The building was initially strongly criticised by many artists and Düsseldorfers because of its appearance. In the 1990s, the Kunsthalle was considered for demolition, but the Düsseldorf artists and gallery owners were determined to keep it. So it was renovated and expanded once again. Discover the artworks outside and the architecture of the Kunsthalle during the guided tour.
The Beast from Grabbeplatz
Workshop on the newly published comic strip of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf for children between 8 and 11 years old.
The comic by Willi Blöss tells the 300-year history of the Kunsthalle. From the founding of the Picture Gallery, the opening of the Kunsthalle to its destruction in the Second World War and the rebuilding and reopening. In the workshop you can draw your own comic. What story would you like to tell?
Participation in the guided tour and workshop is free of charge.
Registration by e-mail to is required for participation. Participation is only guaranteed after written confirmation by the Kunsthalle.