Nil Yal­ter
Ex­ile Is a Hard Job


Since the 1970s, Nil Yal­ter has been work­ing as a pi­oneer of so­­cial­­ly en­­gaged and tech­ni­­cal­­ly ad­­vanced art. In pain­ter­­ly col­lages as well as mon­­tages and videos, the Turk­ish artist in­­te­­grates pho­­tos, draw­in­gs, and re­­ports by work­ers and mi­­grants. The Mu­se­um Lud­wig will now host the Turk­ish artist’s first ma­jor sur­vey ex­hi­bi­­tion.


Hock­ney/Hamil­ton. Ex­pand­ed Graph­ics

Neuer­wer­bun­gen und Ar­beit­en aus der Samm­lung, mit zwei Fil­men von James Scott


David Hock­ney (*1937) und Richard Hamil­ton (1922–2011), zwei Großkün­stler, so bri­tisch und berühmt wie die Bea­t­les. Das Mu­se­um Lud­wig erin­n­ert an ihre sub­ver­siv­en An­fänge: mit sel­ten gezeigten Ar­beit­en auf Pa­pi­er und mit zwei Fil­men von James Scott (*1941), die die Ent­ste­hung dies­er Ar­beit­en doku­men­tieren, sie ver­mit­teln und in ein neues Me­di­um er­weit­ern.


2019 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize

Jac Leirn­er

Start­ing April 10, 2019

In 2019, the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig will rec­og­nize Jac Leirn­er with the 25th edi­tion of the Wolf­gang Hahn Prize. The Brazilian artist has been pur­su­ing a sub­tle anal­y­sis of so­cial and rep­re­sen­ta­tio­n­al sys­tems for many years. Found, of­ten in­dus­trial­ly man­u­fac­tured ev­ery­day ob­jects from which she cre­ates in­s­tal­la­tions, col­lages, and sculp­tures ac­cord­ing to the prin­ci­ples of col­lect­ing, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing, and clas­si­fy­ing play an im­por­tant role in her work.


On­line Tick­et

Avoid the line and book your tick­et on­line in ad­vance. It con­tains a public tran­s­port tick­et (VRS) and is valid for three years af­ter purchase.

Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Will you be vis­it­ing with a school class?

Ad­mis­sion is free for all stu­dents (from all coun­tries, and all ages) and two teach­ers per class. Please reg­is­ter in ad­vance by e-mail with the book­ing team of the Mu­se­ums­di­enst (ser­vice.mu­se­ums­di­en­st@s­tadt-koeln.de).


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.

Hock­ney/Hamil­ton: Ex­pand­ed Graph­ics

New Ac­qui­si­tions and Works from the Col­lec­tion, with Two Films by James Scott


David Hock­ney (*1937) and Richard Hamil­ton (1922–2011): two greats artists as Bri­tish and as fa­mous as the Bea­t­les. The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is now high­light­ing their sub­ver­sive be­gin­n­in­gs with rare­ly ex­hi­b­it­ed works on pa­per and two films by James Scott (*1941) which doc­u­ment the cre­a­tion of th­ese works, of­fer­ing a deep­er un­der­s­tand­ing and ex­pand­ing them in­to a new me­di­um.


Are you in­ter­est­ed in a guid­ed tour?

Whether for a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion or the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, here you can book a pri­vate tour (in any lan­guage) and check the sche­d­ule for our public tours.

Photo Maintenance Work

Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Ren­o­va­tions on the se­cond floor

Due to reg­u­lar main­te­nance work, some of the ex­hi­bi­tion spaces on the se­cond floor will be closed. The works by Pi­cas­so, Beck­mann, and Léger that are nor­mal­ly ex­hi­b­it­ed in th­ese rooms will be pre­sent­ed on the mez­za­nine dur­ing this time. We apol­o­gize for any in­con­ve­nience.

The in­for­ma­tion desk will be hap­py to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about works cur­rent­ly on dis­play: 0221-221-26165 or in­fo@­mu­se­um-lud­wig.de.

Schultze Projects Photo

Schultze Pro­jects

Wade Guy­ton

With the "Schultze Pro­­jects" se­ries, an artist will be in­­vit­ed bi­en­­nial­­ly to cre­ate a new work for the mu­se­um in me­m­o­ry of Ber­­nard Schultze and his wife, Ur­­su­la (Schultze-Bluhm).