Anyone that wants to learn about art in Dusseldorf has definitely found the right blog and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Dusseldorf art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Dusseldorf
Those who want to find the best art galleries and museums in Dusseldorf can go to:
- Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen at Grabbeplatz 5
- Kunstpalast at Ehrenhof 4-5
- Deutsches Keramik Museum Düsseldorf at Schulstr 4
- Heinrich Heine Institute at Bilker Str 12-14
- Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf at Berger Allee 2
- Galerie Zimmermann & Heitmann at Koenigsallee 37
- Galerie Bernd A Lausberg at Hohenzollernstr 30
- Galerie Am Meer at Worringer Str 57
- Galerie Ludorff at Königsallee 22
- Sies + Höke at Poststr 2-3
- Setareh Gallery at Königsallee 27 & 31
At Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen you will find classic works by famous artists like Henri Matisse, Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner along with over 120 creations by Paul Klee. You can also visit the museum for their many educational seminars and workshops that are available to both kids and adults and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Friday and from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
There are over 100,000 items in the collection at Kunstpalast which is generally open from from 11am to 6pm but they close at 9pm on Thursday and never open on Monday including some by Peter Paul Rubens, Gerhard Richter, and Nam June Paik. Kids under the age of 18 years old are always free to enter Kunstpalast.
Anyone reading this that loves ceramics should definitely visit Deutsches Keramik Museum which is open from 11am to 5pm every day but Monday and who has a great collection of pottery and sculptures plus they also put on various workshops for things like life drawing and Japanese art. Every Sunday kids up to 18 years old get in free and on Fridays everyone 21 and under gets in free.
You can find the world’s only permanent exhibition of Heinrich Heine’s at the Heinrich Heine Institute.
The oldest museum near you is Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf who has a great collection of works by Bert Gerresheim and who puts on all kinds of creative workshops and programs in art, music, and other media from 11am to 6pm every day but Monday.
At Galerie Zimmermann and Heitmann you can check out their great collection or try out their services like art advisory, restorations, framing, and help with sales.
Galerie Ludorff is open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and from 11am to 2pm on Saturday while generally having a handful of different gallery exhibits each year. They also do consultations and can help anyone with buying or selling art.
Some of the more popular exhibitions at Setareh Gallery which is open from 10am to 7pm Monday through Friday and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday include Genius Loci and their major exhibition on the oeuvre of Hans Hartung.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These art stores in your area should have all of the materials and supplies you desire:
- Artservice + Tube at Himmelgeister Str 14 – 16
- Bastel Shop at Heyestr 117
- Müller at Friedrichstr 133
- Supreme Graffiti Store at Ackerstr 191
- Boesner at Wiesenstr 72
Not only can you find all of the materials and supplies you need at Bastel Shop but they also put on craft workshops and handicraft activities in their store and can host private parties.
As the name suggests Supreme Graffiti Store is where to go for graffiti and street art materials.
You probably already know what chain stores like Müller and Boesner have to offer.
Shows & Events
Some of the best art shows and events held in your area are:
Every November you should be sure to check out Art Düsseldorf in the halls of Areal Böhler where over 40,000 people usually come to see the latest from local and international galleries including some great large-scale sculptures.
A few months earlier in September the great Düsseldorf Festival goes down and you can expect to see exhibits and performance in all kinds of arts including music, theater, dance, and more on Burgplatz.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
To find a new unique piece for your collection or to figure out the true value of something visit art dealers and appraisers near you like:
- Koller at Citadellstr 4
- Borowski at Berliner Allee 23
- Lumas Galerie Düsseldorf at Grünstr 8
- Schacky Art & Advisory at Grunerstr 90
- Kunstbüro Düsseldorf at Freiburger Str 12
Koller can provide quality appraisals whether you just need one item or a whole collection checked out. They host around 80 auctions a year, do private treaty sales, and also can do restorations.
Whether you want a free valuation of a single work or collection, need a custom consultation, or help with private sales and auction consignments Schacky Art & Advisory can help you out.
Not only can you buy art from Kunstbüro Düsseldorf but you can also rent it out.
Other places that can help with buying, selling, or appraising art in your area that we have mentioned in other lists on this page include Galerie Zimmermann & Heitmann, Galerie Ludorff, and Conzen.
The Urban Art Walk on Ellerstrasse generally takes about 2 hours as you roam the districts of Friedrichstadt and Bilk which are loaded with great public art, murals, and unique installations.
Even better, anyone who takes the Urban Art Walk gets a voucher for free entry into the city museum.
Sculptures & Statues
You may also want to take some photos of these statues and sculptures:
- Hans Albers Denkmal at Kaistr
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at einrich-Heine-Allee 16A
- St. Josef Skulptur at Josefstr 14
- Skulptur Die Auseinandersetzung at Mittelstr 20-14
- Ulanen Denkmal at Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 27
Hans Albers Denkmal can be found right next to Ueckerplatz on Kaistrasse in Medienhafen where it has sat since Jörg Immendorff created it in the mid 1980’s.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy can be found near the entrance to the Hofgarten near the Opernhaus.
Bert Gerresheim was the mastermind of the St. Josef Skulptur which has been near the St. Josef Church since May of 1990.
Karl-Henning Seemann sculpted Die Auseinandersetzung which you can check out in Old Town.
Rheingärtchen at Joseph-Beuys-Ufer is the home of Richard Langer’s Ulanen Denkmal.
Dusseldorf Art Classes
You might be interested in private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults but either way the best art schools in Dusseldorf would be:
- Kunstakademie at Eiskellerstr 1
- Manufattura at Schwerinstr 7
- Peter Behrens School of Arts at Münsterstr 156
- Kunstatelier Leybovich at Weseler Str 6
- Rheinische Akademie für Kunst at Am Seestern 4
Kunstakademie is divided into two different faculties, one for art and the other for art-related sciences. It was founded all the way back in 1773 and is a great place to learn about anything from painting to sculpture to architecture, stage design, photography, or video.
The painting and ceramics workshops at Manufattura are open to kids and adults of all ages and skill levels plus they have special classes for adults only on Sundays and evenings. You can host your next private party at Manufattura be it a birthday party or a corporate team building event.
Peter Behrens School of Arts is part of Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and offers a handful of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
The instructors at Kunstatelier Leybovich specialize in realistic drawing or painting plus digital and analog illustrations.
There are classes in visual arts, dance, and music available at Rheinische Akademie für Kunst. They also provide prep lessons for the entrance examination at a German Academy of Fine Arts, plus they have a German language course that focuses on teaching foreign students the niche specific language needed to learn about art in a variety of media.
Deutsches Keramik from our best museums in your area list also offers an art course.
Studios For Rent Near You
If you would like to try and rent local art studio space contact:
When you need art framing in Dusseldorf head to:
- EGA-Rahmen at Ackerstr 69
- Dr. Krewani Bilderrahmen at Bilker Allee 213-215
- Vergolderei Breuer at Duisburger Str 123
- Blickpunkt Bild & Rahmen at Gneisenaustr 1B
- Conzen at Fichtenstr 56
- Einrahmungen Darius Zielinski at Kölner Str 26
You can get anything from framing to consultations, delivery, and on-site installations from EGA-Rahmen.
At Dr. Krewani Bilderrahmen they can do professional cleaning and varnishing of oil paintings in addition to selling a wide variety of picture frames and hanging systems.
Blickpunkt Bild & Rahmen can handle the assembly of picture or mirror frames at your site plus they are good at cleaning and varnishing oil paintings.
For more than 160 years Conzen has been doing great restoration work on art and frames while also providing services like appraisals, collection management, liquidation, and brokerage.
Galerie Zimmermann & Heitmann from our initial list are also known for high-quality framing.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Dusseldorf Art Scene
We wish we had more to share about the local art scene but for now that is all we’ve got. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers near you that you may want to check out.
If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the art scene in your area yourself. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.
We hope you enjoy your time at the best Dusseldorf art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.