With the opening of the museum building of the publicly accessible Philara Collection in the summer of 2016, the art collector Gil Bronner has created a unique cultural offer for Düsseldorf and the region in the Düsseldorf district of Flingern.
The continually expanding collection of contemporary art currently comprises around 1600 works of art of various genres, such as painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and paper works. Philara's unique positioning feature is the equivalent juxtaposition of up-and-coming local artists and established, internationally active artists. Surrounded by the galleries from which Bronner essentially built his collection over two decades, the exhibition site is hidden in a backyard discreetly integrated into the urban structure, without revealing its enormous size of 1,700 square meters of exhibition space from the outside. The former glass factory, rebuilt by Sieber Architects, has repeatedly received awards and praise for maintaining its industrial charm.
The majority of the rooms are dedicated to the heterogeneous and annually rotating presentation of the ON DISPLAY collection. Also, a 300 square meter area is reserved for up to four temporary exhibitions a year.
In addition, numerous interdisciplinary events, such as concerts, readings, and lectures, take place. The Philara Collection includes the Café Glas Lennarz and a 500 square meter sculpture terrace on the roof of the former industrial wasteland.
Birkenstraße 47 a
+49 211 24862721
OUR OPENING HOURS:
FRI, 2 – 8 pm
SAT, 2 – 6 pm
SUN, 2 – 6 pm
PAY WHAT YOU WISH
As an esquisite experience for you, your family, club, associations or business partner the Philara Collection offers individual guided tours to all exhibitions as well as the permanent collection. The tours can be in German, English, French and Spanish and can be arranged independently of the regular opening hours. A private guided tour costs 80€ + 5€ pp. For a guided tour please contact us under vermietung(at)philara.de