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Dortmunder U in Ruhr

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The Dortmunder U shows artworks from twentieth and twenty first centuries while developing innovative concepts of cultural education in the digital age. The “U” also initiates partnerships between art and science, and cooperates with different players in the context of creative industries.

As a centre of international caliber in North Rhine-Westphalia it is a partner for regional as well as international projects and collaborates with other international institutions in the interdisciplinary field. The “U” embodies an innovative practice at the intersection of art, research, creativity, cultural education and economy.

It is a public place for research and study as well as for the experience and discourse over art, media and today’s culture for all citizens and ages. 

By Dortmunder U, edited  VG, Mar 14 2021 

Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

44137 Dortmund

+49 231 502 4723

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