Mülheim an der Ruhr Art Museum

Ruhrgebiet West classics

Ruhrgebiet West City Guide: the Mülheim an der Ruhr art museum
August Macke: "Blick in eine Gasse", 1914, Aquarell auf Papier, 29 x 22,7 cm (Courtesy Stiftung Sammlung Ziegler im Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr )


The Ziegler Collection mainly showcases of Expressionist paintings and drawings.

The gift was a delightful one: In 1981 the city was gifted the Ziegler Collection, featuring works by artists such as Max Beckmann, Max Ernst, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel and August Macke. Today, these great set of mainly Expressionist paintings and drawings can be viewed in the rooms of a centrally located building that used to be the main post office. The listed building was converted for a new life as the municipal museum in 1994. The complex of prints and drawings by Heinrich Zille were a private donation and is one of the largest convolutes outside Berlin. Partly funded by the Kunstverein, the venue hosts up to eight exhibitions per year – on topics relating to the collection or with artists from the region.

Mülheim an der Ruhr Art Museum

Address: Synagogenplatz 1, Mülheim an der Ruhr, opening hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 10 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)