As a money-saving measure, the imposing Kunsthalle Düsseldorf was built in 1967 with finished concrete panels that had been manufactured in the 1950s. The building was extensively renovated at the end of the 1990s and reopened to the public in 2002. The renewed quarters have been optimized with various improvements, including new lighting to highlight each artwork, while the ticket sales booth, bookstore and information counter have been redesigned so as to harmoniously fit in with the building's Cubist frame.
The Kunstahalle stands out from other museums in Düsseldorf not only with its Brutalist architecture, but also by the fact that the museum houses no permanent art collections of its own. Rather, its emphasis is on extensive and high quality exhibitions, with the goal of highlighting new directions and currents in contemporary art. In addition, the museum hosts discussion forums for the public. Thanks to exhibits held at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, many well-known contemporary artists have made a name for themselves in the European art market.
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