Pleas note: The ART LAB will be closed due to re­con­struc­tion, start­ing May 3, 2017. It will be open soon with lots of new things to ex­plore!

The space for your whole fam­i­ly to ex­per­i­ment, play, and re­lax in to­gether.

Since Fe­bruary 2015, the ART LAB at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig has opened its doors for vis­i­tors from all ages. It's a space ded­i­cat­ed es­pe­cial­ly to fam­i­lies and chil­dren, in which you can ex­per­i­ment, re­lax, play, and be cre­a­tive to­gether.

In the first year, the ART LAB is con­nect­ed to our vast col­lec­tion of Ex­pres­sion­ist art and in­vites you to get to know this artis­tic pe­ri­od in a play­ful way.

The word “ex­pres­sio" is latin for ex­pres­sion. The ex­pres­sion­ists de­cid­ed to use colours to ex­press them­selves. Thus their paint­ings do not re­sem­ble re­al­i­ty: a pig might be blue, a street green or the sky yel­low. Al­so, many things in the pic­tures are out­lined with a black line. Un­der the slo­gan Ex­press your­self! you are warm­ly in­vit­ed to conduct your own ex­per­i­ments. Al­low your­self to be­come in­spired by the works you see in the ex­hi­bi­tion up­s­tairs!

The large room en face of the Cologne Cathe­dral al­so comes with lots of space to sit down for a mo­ment and a se­lect­ed li­brary for young vis­i­tors.

The inau­gu­ra­tion of the ART LAB was made pos­si­ble with the sup­port of the Kun­st­s­tif­tung im Mu­se­um Lud­wig.
The ART LAB is kind­ly sup­port­ed by GAG Im­mo­bilien AG over a pe­ri­od of three years.