Art In­to Life! Col­lec­tor Wolf­gang Hahn and the 60s

June 24 – Septem­ber 24, 2017

In the 1960s the Rhine­­land was an im­­por­­tant cen­ter of a rev­o­lu­­tio­­nary de­vel­op­­ment in art: a new, in­­ter­­na­­tio­n­al­­ly con­nec­t­ed gen­er­a­­tion of artists re­­belled against tra­di­­tio­n­al art. They broke down the boun­­daries of art dis­­­ci­p­­lines and worked with mu­si­­cians, writ­ers, film­­mak­ers, and dancers. At the epi­­cen­ter of this ex­c­it­ing time, the Cologne re­s­­tor­er Wolf­­gang Hahn (1924–1987) be­­gan to as­sem­ble a mul­ti­lay­ered col­lec­­tion with ex­am­­ples of Nou­veau Réal­isme, Fluxus, Hap­pen­in­gs, Pop Art, and Con­­cep­­tu­al Art. more




The Hu­mane Cam­era: Hein­rich Böll and Pho­tog­ra­phy

Septem­ber 1, 2017 – Jan­uary 7, 2018

On the cen­te­­nary of Hein­rich Böll’s birth, in its new rooms for pho­­tog­ra­­phy the Mu­se­um Lud­wig will ex­amine Böll’s re­la­­tion­­ship to pho­­tog­ra­­phy and tak­ing pho­­to­­graph­s—as a public fig­ure, as an ob­­ject of study, as an aid to his lit­erary work, and as a mo­tif in his writ­ings.



New "Schultze Projects" Series to Start with Work by Wade Guyton


New "Schultze Pro­jects" Se­ries to Start with Work by Wade Guy­ton

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is launch­ing a new pro­ject se­ries en­ti­tled Schultze Pro­jects with a five-part work by Wade Guy­ton cre­at­ed es­pe­cial­ly for this oc­ca­sion. The name of the se­ries re­fers to Ber­nard Schultze and his wife, Ur­su­la (Schultze-Bluhm), whose es­tate is ma­n­aged by the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, and in whose me­m­o­ry an artist will be in­vit­ed bi­en­nial­ly to cre­ate a work for the pro­mi­nent front wall of the mu­se­um’s main stair­well.

Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Dis­cov­er the POP LAB!

Our new POP LAB in­vites you to ex­plore the world of Pop Art. &nb­sp;

Late Night Thurs­day

On the first Thurs­­day of ev­ery month un­til 10 p.m.

There are days that are just dif­fer­­ent from others: more in­­ter­est­ing, more en­joy­able, more ex­c­it­ing. En­joy live con­certs, cabaret, artist talks, tours, kunst:dialoge, the­ater, read­­ings, dance, film, and per­­for­­mances.

Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Dear Vis­i­tors,
Due to ex­hi­bi­tion chan­geovers, there are some scaf­fold­in­gs in the mu­se­um, and there may be noise at times. We apol­o­gize for any in­con­ve­nience. &nb­sp;

Thank you!