Ever since its construction in 1967, this gray concrete cube has shaped the cityscape of Dusseldorf. The drab facade of the building, with its precast concrete elements, hardly suggests the vibrant, cutting-edge contemporary art to be found within. Unlike most museums, the Kunsthalle does not have its own permanent collection. Instead the museum exhibits works by a diverse array of major local and international artists in changing exhibitions. Museum director Gregor Jansen's concern is to promote not only the work of established protagonists of the scene but also the voices of new talents. Jansen inspires a young audience for contemporary art with guided tours, workshops and artist talks.