Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Ex­hi­bi­tion Chan­geover

Due to con­struc­tions works and ex­hi­bi­tion chan­geover, parts of the col­lec­tion are not ac­ces­si­ble at the mo­ment

Au­gust 01-31, 2014

Due to the set up of our big up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion LUD­WIG GOES POP, parts of the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion re­main te­mo­po­rar­i­ly closed. The Haubrich Col­lec­tion with Ex­pres­sion­ist and Clas­si­cal Mod­er­nist works, the Con­tem­po­rary Art Col­lec­tion, and the two Pho­to-Ex­hi­bi­tions are open to the public dur­ing this pe­ri­od. We apol­o­gize for any in­con­ve­nience caused and thank you for your un­der­s­tand­ing.

Ex­hi­bi­tion

In­tractable and Un­tamed:

Doc­u­men­tary Pho­tog­ra­phy around 1979

June 28–Novem­ber 16, 2014

The year 1979 marked “the awak­en­ing of in­tractable re­al­i­ty,” as the pho­to the­o­rist Ro­land Barth­es not­ed in his book Cam­era Lu­ci­da in the same year. The ex­hi­bi­tion shows works by 15 artists, like Robert Ada­mas, Can­di­da Höfer, or Boris Mikhailov, who fol­lowed a doc­u­men­tary ap­proach in their pho­tog­ra­phy in the so-called cri­sis de­cades af­ter 1979 more

Ex­hi­bi­tion

The Mu­se­um of Pho­tog­ra­phy. A Re­vi­sion

June 28–Novem­ber 16, 2014

Do we need a mu­se­um of Pho­tog­ra­phy, or does it bet­ter be­long in­to an art mu­se­um? Erich Stenger (1878-1958), a pas­­sio­­nate col­lec­­tor of pho­­to­­graphs, viewed them not as art, but as tech­no­log­i­­cal evi­­dence. Yet the way he en­vis­aged pre­sen­t­ing them was in a mu­se­um. To­day, his col­lec­tion is part of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig—in other words, of an art mu­se­um. Time for a re­vi­sion more

Ex­hi­bi­tion

An­drea Bütt­n­er. 2

Septem­ber 5, 2014–March 15, 2015

The art of An­­drea Büt­t­n­er lies in shift­ing the un­no­ticed in­­­to the light. She will de­­mon­s­­trate this in an ex­hi­bi­­tion that she has de­vel­oped for the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. For near­­ly a de­­cade now the artist has in­­vesti­­gat­ed con­­cepts load­­ed with re­li­­gious and cul­­tu­r­al mean­ing, such as pover­­ty, shame, and char­i­­ty in her videos, wood­­cuts, pho­­to­­graphs, and ob­­jects more

Ex­tend­ed Thurs­day

Ex­tend­ed 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

Mediathek

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

Museum

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