“And they built that in Gelsenkirchen …”

Architecture and Cultural Institutions in the Ruhr Since 1950

11 Sept. 2020 – 10 January 2021

Ten years after the inauguration of the new Chipperfield building at Museum Folkwang, this exhibition traces the architectural “biographies” of several important cultural institutions of the Ruhr region between 1950 and 2020. The building of the opera in Gelsenkirchen forms part of it as its architecture was internationally admired. In this way, the exhibition gives visitors access to the “hidden treasures” of the Baukunstarchiv NRW.

A cooperation of Museum Folkwang, TU Dortmund and the Baukunstarchiv NRW

Funded by

Joan Crawford bei der Eröffnung der Ausstellung The New Theatre in Germany, New York, 5. Februar 1961
Baukunstarchiv NRW