James Rosen­quist: Paint­ing as Im­mer­sion

Novem­ber 18, 2017 – March 4, 2018

In a ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is show­ing the breath­tak­ing works of the Pop artist James Rosen­quist. The ex­hi­bi­tion pre­sents the artist’s rich­ly col­ored works to­gether with col­lages and archi­val ma­te­rials that have nev­er been ex­hi­b­it­ed be­fore, which served as the ba­sis for his of­ten monu­men­tal works.


Wern­er Mantz
Ar­chi­tec­tures and Peo­ple

Oc­to­ber 14, 2017 – Jan­uary 21, 2018

Wern­er Mantz (1901–1983) is known as one of the most pro­mi­nent pho­to­g­ra­phers of the Neues Bauen move­ment of mod­er­nist ar­chi­tec­ture in Cologne dur­ing the 1920s. In 1932 Mantz opened a se­cond stu­dio in Maas­tricht, and he moved to the Nether­lands in 1938. There he re­turned to por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy and spe­cial­ized in por­traits of chil­dren.he Mu­se­um Lud­wig will now bring to­gether th­ese two as­pects of his oeu­vre and will al­low vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence it in its his­tor­i­cal breadth and di­ver­si­ty for the first time ev­er.


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.