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Kunstpalast Museum, Düsseldorf

Kunstpalast Museum in Düsseldorf: the Elector's passion for art

The fact that Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia's region capital, has an art museum of international renown today is thanks to the former Elector Palatine Johann Wilhelm II, who began to build an art gallery here in 1710. A generous patron, he was able to bring numerous artists to the court and transformed the city into a European centre for art. Although the Kunstpalast Museum itself was only founded in 1913, it would not be what it is today had the Elector not been such a passionate collector of art.

The museum underwent two major renovations to reach its current form – from 1925 to 1926 to plans by architect Wilhelm Kreis and in 1999/2000 to plans by Oswald Mathias Ungers. The building now provides an exceptional setting for its painting collection, which focuses on Old Masters, paintings of the 19th century and the modern age and paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the present day. These works are complemented by arts and crafts, design, graphic art and a renowned glass collection. Among the collection's masterpieces are 'The Ill-matched Pair' by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 'Landscape with Tobias and the Angel' by Jan van Scorel, 'Flight into Egypt' and the famous 'Cross on the Mountain' by Caspar David Friedrich. The section on Modernism features important works from the early 20th century by Paula Modersohn-Becker, Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Ophey, Franz Marc, August Macke, Otto Dix, Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

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The fact that Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia's region capital, has an art museum of international renown today is thanks to the former Elector Palatine Johann Wilhelm II, who began to build an art gallery here in 1710. A generous patron, he was able to bring numerous artists to the court and transformed the city into a European centre for art. Although the Kunstpalast Museum itself was only founded in 1913, it would not be what it is today had the Elector not been such a passionate collector of art.

The museum underwent two major renovations to reach its current form – from 1925 to 1926 to plans by architect Wilhelm Kreis and in 1999/2000 to plans by Oswald Mathias Ungers. The building now provides an exceptional setting for its painting collection, which focuses on Old Masters, paintings of the 19th century and the modern age and paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the present day. These works are complemented by arts and crafts, design, graphic art and a renowned glass collection. Among the collection's masterpieces are 'The Ill-matched Pair' by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 'Landscape with Tobias and the Angel' by Jan van Scorel, 'Flight into Egypt' and the famous 'Cross on the Mountain' by Caspar David Friedrich. The section on Modernism features important works from the early 20th century by Paula Modersohn-Becker, Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Ophey, Franz Marc, August Macke, Otto Dix, Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Eerstvolgende evenementen:

19.05.2019 - 01.09.2019

30.06.2019 - 04.08.2019

Plaats van het evenement

Museum Kunstpalast
Ehrenhof 4
40479 Dusseldorf

Alle informatie over prijzen, data en openingstijden onder voorbehoud.

Under the direction of General Music Director Axel Kober and successful director Dietrich W. Hilsdorf, a new production of Richard Wagner's tetralogy "Der Ring des Nibelungen" is being staged at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. The top-class cast is presenting soloists of the opera ensemble and guests.

Axel Kober, will produce this opus magnum with both orchestras and different casts of singers on the stages of both Opernhaus Düsseldorf and Theater Duisburg by the summer of 2019 and thus continue the Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s great Wagner tradition.

The cycle at Opernhaus Düsseldorf: Thu 23rd May 2019 – Das Rheingold / So 26th May 2019 – Die Walküre / Thu 30th May 2019 – Siegfried / So 02nd June 2019 - Götterdämmerung

Eerstvolgende evenementen:

13.06.2019 - 23.06.2019

Plaats van het evenement

Opernhaus Düsseldorf
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 16 a
40213 Düsseldorf
Fon: +49 211 89 25 211
Fax: +49 211 89 25 365
ticket@operamrhein.de
www.operamrhein.de

Organisator

Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 16 a
40213 Düsseldorf
Fon: +49 211 89 25 211
ticket@operamrhein.de
http://www.operamrhein.de

Alle informatie over prijzen, data en openingstijden onder voorbehoud.

The Biggest Funfair on the Rhine is organised by Düsseldorf's St. Sebastian shooting club, which dates back almost 700 years and currently numbers more than 1,500 members. It's held in celebration of the club's patron St. Apollinaris, whose feast day is on 23 July. The highlight is the historical parade, one of the biggest and most spectacular in Germany, with over 3,000 uniformed marksmen, marching bands and horse-drawn carriages.

St. Apollinaris was declared Düsseldorf's patron saint when the city acquired some of the martyr's relics in around 1300. A beautiful shrine, now in St. Lambert's Church in the old town, was built in his honour. Eventually the annual commemorations evolved into a fair at which it was customary for the club St. Sebastianus Schützenverein 1316 e.V. to shoot dummy birds. Whoever shot down the bird was named shooting king for that year – a tradition that still continues today. Apart from this, the fair has changed dramatically. Nowadays the 165,000 square metre fairground on the bank of the Rhine boasts masses of rides from Germany and abroad, which are all geared up to thrill more than four million visitors from all over the world. Everyone looks forward to the historical parade – and the sensational fireworks above the city. Those in the know will tell you that the best place to view the fireworks is from the middle of the Rhine on board the MS Riverstar, an elegant vessel whose wood and brass fittings hark back to the glory days of travel. Sadly the boat can only accommodate around 170 passengers – so early booking is advised.

Eerstvolgende evenementen:

12.07.2019 - 21.07.2019

Plaats van het evenement

Festwiese in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 30
40545 Dusseldorf

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