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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Düsseldorf’s Art Academy “Open House” – Annual Presentation of Student Works – Opens February 20
An annual highlight for lovers of new art and emerging talent, the “Open House at Düsseldorf’s Kunstakademie (Art Academy)” features works by 550 students, 2013 dates: February 20-24.
Düsseldorf, Germany – The words “For Our Students Only the Best” are engraved in the stairway of the main entrance of Düsseldorf’s world-renowned Art Academy (Kunstakademie). At the end of each winter semester, the students turn things around and offer the best of their work to the public. The highly anticipated annual five-day event is called “Open House of the Art Academy,” and premiered in 1972. From February 20-24, 2013, the public can see works from about 550 current students. Admission is free of charge, and guided tours are available for a fee.
Düsseldorf’s Art Academy has been the home to some of the world’s greatest and most famous modern artists. Past students and faculty include: Joseph Beuys, Thomas Demand, Günter Grass, Andreas Gursky, Joerg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Paul Klee , Nam June Paik, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, and many others. The annual Guided Tour is an opportunity for the world’s art scene to explore current trends and discover emerging artists.
Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for this and other of the city’s art events. Packages can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at http://www.duesseldorf-
For more information on the Art Academy Düsseldorf, visithttp://www.kunstakademie-
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