• Opening hours

    Tuesday to Sunday (incl. public holidays): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Every first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed on Monday

    Contact

    Museum Ludwig

    Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Cologne
    Germany

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    Institution type

    Museum

    Category

    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists
    • Modern Art
    • Photography

    About

    The contract signed on 5 February 1976 by Mr and Mrs Ludwig covering their donation to the City of Cologne marked the founding of Museum Ludwig. In the contract, Peter and Irene Ludwig agreed to endow 350 modern artworks and in return the City of Cologne committed itself to build a dedicated "Museum Ludwig" for works made after the year 1900. The "twin" museum designed by the architectural team Peter Busmann and Godfrid Haberer, and opened in 1986, became home to both the Wallraf Richartz Museum as well as Museum Ludwig. In 1994 it was decided to separate the two institutions and to place the building on Bischofsgartenstrasse at the sole disposal of Museum Ludwig.

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