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Museum Ludwig, Cologne - History of a Collection with Civic Commitments

2022.10.14 fri. - 01.22 sun.

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Museum Ludwig, overseen by the City of Cologne, Germany’s fourth most populous city, is one of the world’s leading institutions with a specialty in art from the 20th century to the contemporary era. The museum’s outstanding collection was shaped by donations from citizens. This exhibition, which focuses on collectors such as Peter and Irene Ludwig, whose name graces the museum, presents 152 notable works, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by artists associated with German Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit as well as the Russian avant-garde, Picasso and Pop art.


Exhibition dates 2022.10.14 Fri. - 2023.1.22 sun.

Hours 10:00AM–6:00PM
*Fridays: 10:00AM–8:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing
*Opening hours is subject to change, due to the prevention against COVID-19 pandemic.
Please check the updated information, before your visit.

Closed Mondays (*Exception: December 26, 2022, January 9, 2023), New Year's holiday (December 29, 2022– January 3, 2023)

Admission Adults: 2,000 yen (1,800 yen)
University students: 1,100 yen (900 yen)
High school students: 600 yen (400 yen)
* Figures in parentheses are groups of 20 or more.
* Junior high school students and younger are free (with valid ID).
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Collection gallery exhibition is available with this ticket.
* Advance tickets are available until October 13.


  • Kazimir Malevitch, Spremus No.38
    1916, oil on canvas, 102.5 x 67.0 cm
    Museum Ludwig, Köln / Cologne, ML 01294.
    (Photo: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_d033965_01)

  • Wassily Kandinsky, White Stroke
    1920, oil on canvas, 98.0 x 80.0 cm
    Museum Ludwig, Köln / Cologne, ML 10003.
    (Photo: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_d056273_01)

  • Max Beckmann, Lovers
    1940-43, oil on canvas, 60.0 x 80.0 cm
    Museum Ludwig, Köln / Cologne, ML 76/3022.
    (Photo: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c001125)

  • Ernst Barlach, Squatting Old Woman
    1933, Wood, 56.0 x 33.0 x 30.0 cm
    Museum Ludwig, Köln / Cologne, ML 76/SK 0047.
    (Photo: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c005052)

  • Morris Louis, Pillar of Dawn
    1961, acrylic on canvas, 220.0 x 122.0 cm
    Museum Ludwig, Köln / Cologne, ML 01091.
    (Photo: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_d040139)

Publicity materials flyer (PDF 4MB)

Exhibition Catalogue 3,300yen (incl.tax)

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