2017 Pro­gram

Th­ese are our up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tions in 2017.

Find out all about our pre­vi­ous ex­hi­bi­tions here.


Wern­er Mantz
Ar­chi­tec­tures and Peo­ple


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.

James Rosenquist, F-111 (detail), installation view from Leo Castelli Gallery (1965), 1964–65, Museum of Modern Art, New York Oil on canvas und aluminum, 304.8 x 2621.3 cm, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017, Photo: Studio Rosenquist


James Rosen­quist
Paint­ing as Im­mer­sion


In a ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion by James Rosen­quist (1933–2017), for the first time ev­er the Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent works by this renowned rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Amer­i­can Pop Art in the con­text of their cul­tu­r­al, so­cial, and po­lit­i­cal di­men­sions. Along with archive ma­te­rials and doc­u­ments de­sig­nat­ed by the artist as source ma­te­rials, some of which have not pre­vi­ous­ly been ex­hi­b­it­ed, the show will re­veal a his­tor­i­cal cos­mos. Af­ter all, James Rosen­quist’s com­po­si­tions are to a large ex­tent the re­sult of his marked in­ter­est in the po­lit­i­cal events of his time.