Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Museum Ludwig. © A.R.

50667 Cologne
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm
T +49 221 22126165

Europe’s most extensive collection of Pop Art. The third-largest Picasso collection in the world. One of the finest collections of German Expressionism. Extraordinary works from the Russian avant-garde and an excellent collection on the history of photography: today the Museum Ludwig houses one of the world’s most important collections of 20th- and 21st-century art.

The Museum Ludwig likewise houses works from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, which are an important part of the collection as well, including such artists as Xu Bing, Kcho, Cai Guo-Qiang, Haegue Yang,Teresa Burga, Bodys Isek Kingelez, and Georges Adéagbo, among many others. This area will become increasingly significant in the future.

In addition to these focuses, the Museum Ludwig offers an overview of the most important artistic movements and media of the twentieth and twenty-first-century. The museum’s contemporary art collection extends into the present with ongoing new acquisitions and donations.

After all, a collection is never complete. The cornerstone for the founding of the museum was laid in 1976 with a donation of 350 works of modern art by the collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig.

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