Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Ex­hi­bi­tion and col­lec­tion chan­geover

In the next weeks, parts of our col­lec­tion will be moved to new, per­ma­nent spots within the mu­se­um. Large parts of the Pi­cas­so-Col­lec­tion are on loan to an ex­hi­bi­tion tour in Ja­pan and are not shown at the mo­ment. A large sec­tion of our Pop-Art col­lec­tion is at the mumok, Vien­na un­til Oc­to­ber for the se­cond sta­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion LUD­WIG GOES POP.
Due to ren­o­va­tions, some Ar­eas of the stair­well have been cor­doned off and scaf­fold­ing has been set up.
We kind­ly ask for your un­der­s­tand­ing.


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.


Danh Võ. Ydob eht ni mraw si ti

Au­gust 1–Oc­to­ber 25, 2015

In an ex­hi­bi­tion de­vised spe­cial­ly for the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Danh Võ brings to­gether not on­ly new works, but al­so a num­ber of his pie­ces that are now ac­claimed clas­sics. In his ob­jects, in­s­tal­la­tions, pho­to­graphs, and works on pa­per, Danh Võ com­bines per­so­n­al ex­pe­ri­ences from his child­hood in Vi­et­nam with the sto­ry of his fam­i­ly, their flight to Eu­rope, and ques­tions about co­lo­nial­ism, mi­gra­tion, and cul­tu­r­al iden­ti­ty 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