POP LAB

The new POP LAB of­fers all kinds of things to dis­cov­er about Pop Art!

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is fa­mous for its fan­tas­tic Pop Art col­lec­tion, which is the largest in Eu­rope. This school of art deals with fa­miliar things from ev­ery­day life: artists found their sub­jects in the me­dia, ad­ver­tis­ing, con­sumerism, stars, gla­m­or—as well as scan­dals and dis­as­ters.

Un­der the mot­to Do it your­self!, ev­ery vis­i­tor to the POP LAB, lo­cat­ed next to the rooms for the Pop Art col­lec­tion, is in­vit­ed to ac­tive­ly en­gage with this style of art. Vari­ous sta­tions of­fer the chance to ex­per­i­ment. Among other things, vis­i­tors can de­c­o­rate a liv­ing room with mag­nets in the Pop Art style, take a quiz to test their knowl­edge of Pop Art, or add their own draw­ings of “crazy cup­cakes” to a paint­ing of a cake dis­play coun­ter. The spa­cious room with view of the cathe­dral al­so of­fers places to sit and a read­ing nook with a se­lec­tion of lit­er­a­ture for young vis­i­tors.

The POP LAB is a place for fam­i­lies and chil­dren in par­tic­u­lar to ex­per­i­ment, re­lax, and play to­gether. Since Fe­bruary 2015, this space has been lo­cat­ed on the first floor of the mu­se­um, which spans the vari­ous fo­cus ar­eas of the col­lec­tion. Pre­vi­ous­ly it was de­vot­ed to the Ex­pres­sion­ist col­lec­tion un­der the theme Ex­press your­self!

The POP LAB is made pos­si­ble by a part­n­er­ship with GAG Im­mo­bilien AG.