Blinky Paler­mo: The Com­plete Edi­tions. Ul­rich Rein­ing­haus Do­na­tion

1/18/2020 – 5/3/2020

Peter Heis­terkamp, whose artist’s name goes back to the ma­fio­so Frank “Blinky” Paler­mo, is known for his large fab­ric and me­t­al pic­tures as well as his ob­jects and in­s­tal­la­tions. Less well known, yet no less in­ter­est­ing, are the works he cre­at­ed in edi­tions: screen prints and off­set prints, litho­graphs, ob­jects, and a tem­plate for paint­ing. In their en­tire­ty, th­ese works not on­ly re­flect Paler­mo's de­vel­op­ment from the 1960s to his ear­ly death in 1977, but al­so show how the artist de­lib­er­ate­ly ex­pand­ed his work with the pos­si­bil­i­ties of tech­ni­cal re­pro­duc­tion.



11/16/2019 – 3/1/2020

Born in 1972, the Amer­i­can artist Wade Guy­ton has cre­at­ed a con­sis­tent and dist­inct oeu­vre for more than two de­cades. He is best known for his large-scale can­vas paint­in­gs made with a con­ven­tio­n­al ink­jet prin­t­er, fea­tur­ing me­m­orable sub­jects such as flames, the let­ters X and U, and the New York Times web­site. Af­ter ac­quir­ing sev­er­al of the artist’s works for the col­lec­tion, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is host­ing a ma­jor sur­vey ex­hi­bi­tion that will pre­sent his oeu­vre from the be­gin­n­ing of his ca­reer to his most re­cent works.

Installation view "Lucia Moholy: Writing Photography's History"


Lu­cia Mo­ho­ly
Writ­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy's His­to­ry

Pho­tog­ra­phy Room Pre­sen­ta­tion

10/12/2019 – 2/2/2020

On the oc­ca­sion of the Bauhaus an­niv­er­sary, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is ded­i­cat­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion in the pho­tog­ra­phy room to the pho­to­g­ra­pher and his­to­rian of pho­tog­ra­phy Lu­cia Mo­ho­ly. In ad­di­tion to her pho­to­graphs, let­ters from the Mu­se­um Lud­wig archives will be pre­sent­ed. Mo­ho­ly pub­lished A Hun­dred Years of Pho­tog­ra­phy: 1839–1939&nb­sp;in Lon­don in 1939, a book that rewrote pho­tog­ra­phy's his­to­ry.


Schultze Pro­jects #2

Av­ery Singer

Oc­to­ber 2019 – Oc­to­ber 2021

For the se­cond edi­tion of the se­ries Schultze Pro­jects, the Amer­i­can artist Av­ery Singer has cre­at­ed a new, site-spe­cif­ic work for the stair­well at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. The sev­en-part work is over sev­en­teen me­ters long and three and a half me­ters high. 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 ma­jor work for the pro­mi­nent front wall of the stair­well.


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 (ser­­se­ums­di­en­st@s­


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.


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.