Gabriele Münter (1877–1962) was a central figure of German Expressionism and the artist group Der Blaue Reiter, which was founded at Münter’s house in Murnau. Her role as a dedicated proponent, mediator, and longtime companion of Wassily Kandinsky is well known and recognized. This exhibition demonstrates Gabriele Münter’s importance and independence as a painter.
The Museum Ludwig is taking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) as an occasion to follow Humboldt’s traces in the photography collection. Pictures, whether drawn, printed, or painted, played an important role in his life and research. Humboldt received albums of photographs as gifts from photographers like W.H.F. Talbot and Paul de Rosti. The histories of these precious, one-of-a-kind albums and their journeys to the collection of the Museum Ludwig have been reconstructed, offering a look back at the early days of photography.