Das Museum Ludwig bei Nacht, © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

Mu­seum Lud­wig in Co­logne

From Pi­cas­so to Pop Art

The Mu­seum Lud­wig in Co­logne is wholly ded­ic­ated to mod­ern art. Its Pop Art col­lec­tion is par­tic­u­larly im­press­ive.

The Museum Ludwig in Cologne is one of the most important art museums in Germany, displaying artworks from classical modernism through to the present day. Most significant is its collection of American Pop Art, the most extensive and important collection located outside of the United States. Visitors will be captivated by works by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana.

The Museum Ludwig also contains one of the largest collections in the world of 1920s Russian Avant-Garde, and an important collection of works by Pablo Picasso.

In 2008 the establishment obtained an extensive collection containing works by Sigmar Polke. The museum is constantly acquiring new artworks and current pieces from notable artists, with the newest arrivals generally only a few months old. As well as the permanent exhibitions, the museum regularly puts on significant exhibitions covering important art-history subjects and artists.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 18 pm
On the first Thursday of every month: 10 am - 10 pm.

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Ein Besuch im Museum Ludwig in Köln, © KölnTourismus GmbH Andreas Möltgen
Das Museum Ludwig bei Nacht von Außen, © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

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