The "Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen" domiciled the collection of North Rhine-Westphalia and shows the permanent and temporary exhibitions at three locations in Düsseldorf.
The construction of the "Kunstsammlung" at Grabbeplatz with its characteristic black granite facade celebrated opening in 1986. The Copenhagen architects Dissing + Weitling realized in the tradition of Arne Jacobsen's a classy and restrained building with architectural details typical of the time. The Grabbeplatz within the city center is one of the most interesting art venues of the region with the "Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen", the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the Galerie Hans Mayer, the Andreas Church and the Schmela House very close.
The second pillar of the "Kunstsammlung" was opened in spring 2002: The "Ständehaus" at the Kaiserteich which was the seat of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia until 1988.
The Schmela House enriches as the youngest branch in the Mutter-Ey-Straße 3, the architectural ensemble of the national collection.