Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

    The foundation for the Kunstmuseen Krefeld was laid with the opening of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum (KWM) in 1897.

    Haus Lange Haus Esters (Closed until April 27)

    The two villas Haus Lange and Haus Esters were built in 1927/28 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Haus Lange has been part of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld since 1955 and Haus Esters since 1981. Since then they have been a venue for the presentation of contemporary art and design.


    From Art Nouveau to ZERO, from Claude Monet to Gerhard Richter - the collection of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld today comprises around 24,000 works of fine and applied art from the late Middle Ages to the present.


    Movie online: The great seduction

    The film accompanying the exhibition The Great Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the beginnings of consumer culture is now online! The exhibition only runs until April 28 at the KWM.

    28.04: Invitation to the opening of Museum grenzenlos

    Dunkirk and Krefeld are celebrating their 50-year town twinning with a collection exchange and the exhibition Museum Without Borders. Art-Design / Dunkerque-Krefeld in Haus Lange Haus Esters and in public space. We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition on Sunday, April 28, from 11.30 a.m. in HL HE. Admission is free.

    Architectural guide to Haus Lange Haus Esters

    With the free online architecture guide, you can discover the history of the villas and the architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with numerous illustrations, historical photos and designs in 27 audio stations. NOTE: Haus Lange Haus Esters is closed until April 27 due to exhibition construction.

    Register now! Recycling workshop with the collective *Das Rezyklat*

    As part of the exhibition The Great Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the beginnings of consumer culture, a workshop for young people and adults will be offered on April 21 in which used plastics will be recycled into new design objects.

    May 2: KunstImPuls - Art and Expression

    Experience the museum live with SWK AG and Sparkasse Krefeld

    Under the motto KunstImPuls - Experience the museum live, the Kunstmuseen Krefeld offer a varied program with music, guided tours, performances, workshops and much more every 1st Thursday of the month - with free admission!

    Studio 2 / DesignLab

    For the exhibition The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Studio 2/CreativeLab will be transformed into the Osthaus DesignLab: a digital-hybrid graphic design workshop.


    You are cordially invited to take a seat in the K+ Café and open space in the KWM, designed by internationally renowned designer Robert Stadler.


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    Experiencing and promoting art. This has been the aim of the Friends of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld since 1983.
    The Friends support the museums with new acquisitions and numerous projects. Get involved!