Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

Coro­n­avirus rules dur­ing your vis­it

It is no longer ne­ces­sary to pre­sent a neg­a­tive test re­sult or proof of vac­ci­na­tion or re­cov­ery to vis­it the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. Wear­ing a med­i­cal mask is still man­da­to­ry.

We re­c­om­mend fol­low­ing the hy­giene guide­lines and main­tain­ing a safe dis­tance of at least 1.5 me­ters.

Chil­dren aged six and un­der are not re­quired to wear a mask.



3/26 – 7/31/2022

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is host­ing the first com­pre­hen­sive ret­ro­spec­tive in Eu­rope in over twen­ty years on the Ja­pa­nese Amer­i­can sculp­tor Isa­mu Noguchi (b. 1904 in Los An­ge­les, d. 1988 in New York). It cov­ers all of Noguchi’s cre­a­tive pe­ri­ods and prac­tices with 150 works and pre­sent him as an ex­per­i­men­tal and po­lit­i­cal­ly en­gaged artist.

Voiceover: Fe­lice Bea­to in Ja­pan

Pho­tog­ra­phy Room

2/19 – 6/12/2022

In a pre­sen­ta­tion in the pho­tog­ra­phy room, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is show­ing hand-col­ored pho­to­graphs by the Italian-Bri­tish pho­to­g­ra­pher Fe­lice Bea­to. His West­ern, ex­oti­ciz­ing view of a by­gone Ja­pan, which he re­cre­at­ed in his stu­dio, will be sup­ple­ment­ed in the pre­sen­ta­tion with spo­ken com­men­tary by Ja­pa­nese peo­ple.


Schultze Pro­jects #3
Min­er­va Cue­vas

Novem­ber 2021 – Novem­ber 2023

For the third edi­tion of the Schultze Pro­jects se­ries, Min­er­va Cue­vas (*1975 in Mex­i­co Ci­ty) has cre­at­ed a new site-spe­cif­ic work for the large front wall of the main stair­way at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. The name of the se­ries re­fers to Ber­nard Schultze and his wife Ur­su­la (Schultze-Bluhm), whose es­tate is ma­n­aged by the Mu­se­um Lud­wig, and in whose me­m­o­ry ev­ery two years since 2017 an artist has been in­vit­ed to cre­ate a large-scale work for this pro­mi­nent lo­ca­tion.


360° Pano­ram­ic tour

Dis­cov­er high­lights from our col­lec­tion vir­tu­al­ly: 360° Pano­ram­ic tour

Durch die Samm­lung mit...

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig, the mu­ni­ci­pal in­te­gra­tion cen­ter of the ci­ty of Cologne (KI Köln) and the cen­ter for mul­ti­lin­gual­ism and in­te­gra­tion (ZMI) pre­sent a new video pro­ject: Cologne re­si­dents in­tro­duce us to art­works from the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig in their na­tive lan­guage, for ex­am­ple by telling us what it re­minds them of. Be­sides pro­fes­sio­n­al in­spi­ra­tion and joy, this can al­so be ra­cism, in­e­qual­i­ty and ex­clu­sion.

Col­lec­tion On­line

Get to the sci­en­tif­ic database to re­search the col­lec­­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig here.

John Dewey, Who?

New Pre­sen­ta­tion of the Col­lec­tion of Con­tem­po­rary Art

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is show­ing a new pre­sen­­ta­­tion of its col­lec­­tion of con­tem­po­rary art on the base­­ment lev­­el.


Late Night Thurs­day

On the first Thurs­­day of ev­ery month un­til 10 p.m.

Our next Late Night Thurs­day will take place on June 2, 2022.