Haus der Kunst is a museum and centre for contemporary art. It exists in order to promote and explore the history of art using differing exhibitions, conferences and displays. It has a global focus when it considers contemporary art and it takes an international approach to its exhibitions.

This invites many different viewpoints on contemporary art coming from all parts of the globe. In this way, the world can reflect on its collective history and the artistic methods it used to create it. Artists are immortal only insofar as they are remembered and this is what this gallery does.