Museen Haus-Lange/Haus-Esters, Krefeld

Ruhrgebiet West classics

Ruhrgebiet West City Guide: Haus-Lange/Haus-Esters Museums, Krefeld
Außenansicht der Museen Haus Lange und Haus Esters (Courtesy Museen Haus Lange und Haus Esters)


An historical collection, post-War art and solo shows by internationally renowned artists are on display in these twin buildings.

Almost at the same time as his work on the Barcelona Pavilion, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed two spacious brick villas in the Bauhaus style for Hermann Lange and Josef Esters. Today, the twin houses built in 1930 belong to the City of Krefeld and have been used to present high-quality art for two decades now. Alongside an historical collection, the focus is on post-War art – with works of Informal Art, Zero Art, Minimal Art, Concept Art and Land Art, not to mention contemporary positions. The villas hold up to six solo shows per year. Internationally reputed artists such as Sherrie Levine, John Baldessari oder Allora & Calzadilla have guested in these elegantly designed rooms with their superlative parquet floors.

Museen Haus-Lange/Haus-Esters

Address: Wilhelmshofallee 91-97, Krefeld, opening hours: Tues.–Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; please consult the museum’s Website for opening hours on public holidays.

Museum Folkwang, Essen (1), Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Foundation, Duisburg (2), Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg (3), Museum DKM, Duisburg (4), Josef-Albers-Museum, Bottrop (5), Museen Haus-Lange/Haus-Esters, Krefeld (6), Mühlheim an der Ruhr Art Museum (7), Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen (8)