Alibis: Sigmar Polke. Retrospective


Al­i­bis: Sig­mar Polke. Ret­ro­spec­tive

March 14–Ju­ly 5, 2015

Af­ter New York and Lon­don it is now com­ing to Cologne: The ret­ro­spec­tive of Sig­mar Polke open­ing at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig on March 14, 2015 is the first in over fif­teen years and al­so the first since the artist’s death. Polke (born 1941 Oels, Sile­sia [now Oleśni­­ca, Po­­land], died 2010 Cologne,) was one of the most im­­por­­tant artists in re­­cent de­­cades and based in Cologne for over thir­­ty years. Show­ing his work in the Rhine­­land ci­­ty in which they were cre­at­ed lends it spe­­cial rel­e­­vance. The ex­hi­bi­­tion brings to­gether rough­­ly 250 works, many of them nev­er shown be­­fore in Ger­­many more


Ber­nard Schultze. A Cen­ten­nial Ex­hi­bi­tion

May 30–Novem­ber 22, 2015

Ber­nard Schultze (1915–2005) was a lead­ing ex­po­nent of ges­tu­ral ab­s­tract paint­ing and an enor­mous­ly pro­lif­ic artist, even in old age. He cre­at­ed rich­ly de­tailed, bril­liant­ly col­ored paint­in­gs, draw­in­gs, and re­liefs that even­tu­al­ly grew in­to three-di­men­sio­n­al col­ored sculp­tures made from wire, tex­tiles, and plas­tic. The Mu­se­um Lud­wig, which hous­es a large part of Schultze’s ar­tis­tic es­tate, is pay­ing ho­mage to him on the cen­te­nary of his birth.



Ev­ery day from 5-6 p.m.

A quick stroll through the Sig­mar Polke ex­hi­bi­tion? Or a vis­it to your fa­vorite work in the Haubrich col­lec­tion? This is what our Hap­py Hour is there for:
Adults: €9.00
Dis­­­coun­t­ed tick­­et: €6.00
Fam­i­lies: €18.00


Wolf­­gang Hahn Prize 2015: Michael Kre­b­ber and R.H. Quayt­­man

April 15–Au­­gust 30, 2015

In 2015 the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig e.V. is award­ing the Wolf­­gang Hahn Prize to two artists: Michael Kre­b­ber and R. H. Quayt­­man. In con­junc­­tion with the award cer­e­­mony, a joint ex­hi­bi­­tion will be pre­sen­t­ed at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, fo­­cus­ing on the sub­­­ject of the im­­pos­si­­bil­i­­ty of pain­t­ing more

Ex­tend­ed Thurs­day

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.



Video, Au­dio, Slideshows

Watch trail­ers of our ex­hi­bi­tions and pro­grams, doc­u­men­ta­tion of past events, and slideshows about all ar­eas of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig in our Me­diathek more


Are there an­i­mals in heav­en?

Bar­bara Kruger has de­signed a bus for Cologne

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig and the KVB, Cologne's public tran­s­port com­pany, have in­vit­ed Bar­bara Kruger to de­sign a bus that will tour the ci­ty from De­cem­ber 5th on more