The Germans are great collectors of modern and contemporary American art from the New York School, and museums reverentially displaying the works of Andy Warhol and other big-name American artists are found throughout the country. This is one of them, and if you are interested in the works of major American artists since the 1950s, you will enjoy the painting collections on display here. The big, bold works by Americans Roy Liechtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Warhol and George Segal tend to steal the show from the modern German artists (Joseph Beuys, Lothar Baumgarten, Herbert Brandl) whose works are also on permanent display. The museum serves as a useful tool to tune in on current trends in international contemporary art. Located 1 block north of the cathedral in the Altstadt, the MMK opened in 1991 in a postmodern building designed by Austrian architect Hans Hollein. The massive triangular structure, with its projecting and receding window openings, stands in stark contrast to everything around it. A pleasant cafe-restaurant is on the premises.