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.

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