The Mu­se­um

Photo Entrance of the Museum Ludwig

History

On Fe­bruary 5, 1976 Peter and Irene Lud­wig and the Ci­ty of Cologne signed a do­na­tion con­tract found­ing the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. more

Team Photo

Staff

An overview of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig’s staff of em­ploy­ees. more

The Col­lec­tion

Image Collection Online

Col­lec­tion On­line

Get to the sci­en­tif­ic database to re­search the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig here (opens in new win­dow). more

The Photographic Collection

The Pho­to­graph­ic Col­lec­tion

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig pre­serves one of Eu­rope’s largest and most sig­ni­f­i­cant col­lec­tions of nine­teenth and twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry pho­tog­ra­phy. more

Col­lec­tion of Con­tem­po­rary Art

The con­tem­po­rary art in the stair­well and on the base­­ment lev­­el forms the back­­bone and foun­­da­­tion of the mu­se­um, look­ing in­­­to the past and the fu­­ture. more

Currently on View

Cur­rent­ly on View

Which art­works and col­lec­tion ar­eas are cur­rent­ly on view? You’ll find an overview here. more

Research

Photo Research

Research

Along with col­lect­ing, pre­sent­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, and pro­vid­ing art ed­u­ca­tion, re­search and preser­va­tion are the cen­tral tasks of a mu­se­um. more

Conservation

Conser­va­tion

Pre­serv­ing the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions is the task of our conser­va­tion work­shop. more

Art and Museum Library

Art and Mu­se­um Li­brary

The Kunst- und Mu­se­ums­bi­blio­thek (Art and Mu­se­um Li­brary) is one of the largest public li­braries for mod­ern art and pho­tog­ra­phy in the world. more

Publi­ca­tions + edi­tions

Haegue Yang: ETA 1994–2018

Ca­t­a­logue rai­son­né with a text by Chus Martínez, a con­ver­sa­tion be­tween Haegue Yang and Yil­maz Dziewior, and a bi­o­graph­i­cal es­say by Leonie Ra­dine. 416 pages with 2,200 col­or il­lus­tra­tions. €58 more

HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig: Gün­ter Peter Straschek. Emi­gra­tion – Film – Politics

This first publi­ca­tion on Gün­ter Peter Straschek in­cludes con­tri­bu­tions by Jo­hannes Beringer, Wern­er Dütsch, Yil­maz Dziewior, Ju­lia Frie­drich, El­friede Je­linek, Imme Klages, Volk­er Pan­ten­burg, Karin Rausch, Ste­fan Rip­plinger, Er­an Schaerf, and cor­re­spon­dence be­tween Straub, Huil­let, and Straschek. 336 pages, 219 il­lus­tra­tions. €29.80 more

James Rosen­quist: Paint­ing as Im­mer­sion

Ca­t­a­logue in Ger­man and En­glish, pub­lished by Pres­tel Ver­lag, with es­says by Sarah Ban­croft, Stephan Died­erich, Yil­maz Dziewior, Is­a­bel Geb­hardt, Tim Griffin, Tom Hol­ert, Ti­no Graß, as well as archive ma­te­rials. 336 pages with 475 col­or il­lus­tra­tions and three fold-out pan­els. €49.95 more

HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig: Home Vis­it

Pub­lished by Leonie Ra­dine. Cologne 2016. With a fore­word by Yil­maz Dziewior. Texts by åyr, Mar­wa Ar­sanios, Bea­t­rice von Bis­mar­ck, Philipp Ekardt, Mat­thew Evans, Is­a­belle Lin­der­mann, Gabriela Jau­regui & Pia Camil & Leonie Ra­dine. 23 x 23 cm. 232 pages with 181 pic­tures (176 in col­or). Texts in Ger­man and En­glish. 20€ more

Ger­hard Richter: New Paint­ings

Ex­hi­bi­tion ca­t­a­logue pub­lished by Ver­lag der Buch­hand­lung Walther König with im­ages of all twen­ty-six paint­ings as well as texts by Yil­maz Dziewior and Ri­ta Ker­st­ing. 80 pages, in Ger­man and En­glish. €24 more

Ot­to Fre­undlich: Cos­mic Com­mu­nism

Ex­hi­bi­tion ca­t­a­logue pub­lished by Pres­tel Ver­lag with es­says by Ju­lia Frie­drich, Joachim Heusinger von Waldegg, Gene­viève De­bi­en, Chris­tophe Du­vivi­er, Ni­na Schal­len­berg, Le­na Schrage, Denise Vernerey, Chris­tiane Wanken, Mandy Wig­nanek, and Adolf Muschg. It is the first ca­t­a­logue of Fre­undlich’s com­plete oeu­vre al­so to ap­pear in En­glish. 352 pages, 250 col­or re­pro­duc­tions, hard­cov­er. €39 more

Edition James Rosenquist: Quelle für Rainbow, 1961

Edi­tion James Rosen­quist: Quelle für Rain­bow, 1961

12-col­or ink­jet print with pig­ment ink on Hah­nemüh­le Pho­to Rag Smooth, 188 g/m2, Mu­se­um-qual­i­ty fine-art print (col­or fast­ness: ca. 200 years), 37.6 × 43.1 cm. Limit­ed, hand-num­bered edi­tion of 100, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Es­tate of James Rosen­quist. €250 more

Edition James Rosenquist: Rainbow, 1961

Edi­tion James Rosen­quist: Rain­bow, 1961

12-col­or ink­jet print with pig­ment ink on Can­son Rag Pho­to­graphique Ul­tra Smooth, 210 g/m2, Mu­se­um-qual­i­ty fine-art print (col­or fast­ness: ca. 200 years), 64.8 × 80 cm. Limit­ed edi­tion of 200, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Es­tate of James Rosen­quist. €250 more

Edition James Rosenquist: Quelle für Star Thief, 1980

Edi­tion James Rosen­quist: Quelle für Star Thief, 1980

12-col­or ink­jet print with pig­ment ink on Hah­nemüh­le Pho­to Rag Smooth, 188 g/m2, Mu­se­um-qual­i­ty fine-art print (col­or fast­ness: ca. 200 years), 48.5 × 84 cm. Limit­ed, hand-num­bered edi­tion of 100, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Es­tate of James Rosen­quist. €270 more

Edition James Rosenquist: Star Thief, 1980

Edi­tion James Rosen­quist: Star Thief, 1980

12-col­or ink­jet print with pig­ment ink on Can­son Rag Pho­to­graphique Ul­tra Smooth, 210 g/m2, Mu­se­um-qual­i­ty fine-art print (col­or fast­ness: ca. 200 years), 54.6 × 140 cm. Limit­ed edi­tion of 200, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Es­tate of James Rosen­quist. €190 more