We of­fer a va­ri­e­ty of lec­tures and talks fo­cused on our spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions and the col­lec­tion.


Kun­st­Be­wusst is a se­ries of talks or­ganized by the Friends of the Wall­raf-Richartz Mu­se­um and the Mu­se­um Lud­wig as­so­ci­a­tion along with the Fritz Thyssen Foun­da­tion.

Good art leaves ques­tions open-end­ed. You’ll find fas­ci­nat­ing an­sw­ers ev­ery week in this lec­ture se­ries. Whether a clas­sic lec­ture by a spe­cial­ist on one of the cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions, an artist talk, an overarch­ing dis­cus­sion on the theme of “mu­se­um and col­lec­tion,” a per­for­mance on the mu­se­um’s roof ter­race, or one of many other pre­sen­ta­tion­s—the se­ries al­ways of­fers sur­pris­ing and high­ly in­for­ma­tive con­tri­bu­tions on cur­rent is­sues and top­ics. Pre­vi­ous guests have in­clud­ed Ivan Nagel, Gott­fried Böhm, Frie­drich Kittler, Wil­libald Sauer­län­der, Die­drich Died­erich­sen, Dou­glas Crimp, Tho­mas Mei­necke, David Hock­ney, Katha­ri­na Sieverd­ing, Neo Rauch, Hans Belt­ing, Wim Crouwel, and Tho­mas Ruff.

"Art in Con­text"

With "Art in Con­text" the Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig, the pa­tron's club, in­vites you to a se­ries of public events de­vot­ed to cur­rent trends in art. Ex­perts and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the in­ter­na­tio­n­al art scene dis­cuss se­lect­ed themes in art the­o­ry and prac­tice. The lec­ture se­ries high­lights the hetero­gene­i­ty of cur­rent artis­tic de­vel­op­ments and sheds light on their dif­fer­ent po­si­tions.

Sun 15.00 h Gespräch
BÄM! Talks. And She Was Like: BÄM! zu Gast im Museum Ludwig
Date: Sonntag, 19. Januar, 15:00 Uhr
Audience: Erwachsene

And She Was Like: BÄM! richtet sich an Frauen* mit unter-schiedlichen Lebensentwürfen und Erfahrungen. BÄM! steht für einen intersektionalen, diversen Feminismus, der Geschlechter verbindet. Grundlage, um von Gender-Grenzen unabhängige Entscheidungen zu treffen, ist der freie Zugang zu Bildung, finanzielle Unabhängigkeit und ein solidarisches Umfeld. Mit Abendschulen, Stammtischen, Talks schaffen wir Formate, die nachhaltig Netzwerke aufbauen, die Frauen* sichtbar machen und ins Handeln bringen.


Ort: Foyer des Museum Ludwig


And She Was Like: BÄM! brings together women, self-identified females, queer, non-binary and trans people from different backgrounds and with varying experiences. BÄM! believes in an intersectional, diverse feminism that connects all genders. In order to overcome gender discrimination, BÄM! strives to further free access to education, financial independence, and an environment of solidarity. Through workshops, monthly meetups, and talks, we create formats that build lasting networks to heighten the visibility of these underrepresented groups and call them to action.

Location: Museum Ludwig foyer