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February 7, 2024 — February 11, 2024

Where Your Ideas become Civic Actions (100 Hours Reading The Origins of Totalism), Performance von Tania Bruguera, 7th - 11th February 2024, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Einladung zur Veranstaltung am 4.3.24 im Museum Ludwig Köln Press release
February 02, 2024

"What does Ludwig have to do with me?" Positions and Perspectives

Flügel eines Diptychons mit der Krönung Mariens, Köln, um 1350, Elfenbein, Leihgabe der Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, erworben 2023 für das Museum Schnütgen Support
January 26, 2024 — July 7, 2024

Newly acquired ivory carvings from the time of the Gothic cathedrals

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein, Iris, nach 1800, Hessen Kassel Heritage. Foto: Ute Brunzel Support
December 15, 2023 — March 24, 2024

Old Masters interpreted from a queer Perspective - Exhibition at Schloss Wilhelmshöhe of the Hessen Kessel Heritage

Ausstellungsplakat mit This Way Up Restricted with Melinda Napurrurla Wilson, Polly Anne Napangardi Dixon, Kirsten Nangala Egan and Delena Napaljarri Turner Support
December 8, 2023 — April 7, 2024

REVISIONS made by the Warlpiri of Central Australia and Patrick Warehouse - Exhibition at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne

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Ludwig Collection: A Selection

Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen, Service with the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV., 1741, Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen

Service with the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV., 1741

Ludwig Collection in the Old Town Hall - Museum Bamberg

Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen

Service with the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV.
1741



Permanent Loan

Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Vladimir Yankilevsky, Triptych No. 14, Self-Portrait (in Memory of my Father), 1987, © Vladimir Yankilevsky. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Triptych No. 14, Self-Portrait (in Memory of my Father), 1987

Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Triptych No. 14, Self-Portrait (in Memory of my Father)
1987



Donation

© Vladimir Yankilevsky. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Belkis Ayón, Sin título (Sikán, Nasakó y Espíritu Santo), 1993, © Belkis Ayón Estate. Photo: Carl Brunn, Aachen

Belkis Ayón

Sin título (Sikán, Nasakó y Espíritu Santo), 1993

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Belkis Ayón

Sin título (Sikán, Nasakó y Espíritu Santo)
1993



Permanent Loan

© Belkis Ayón Estate. Photo: Carl Brunn, Aachen

Anne et Patrick Poirier, Dépot de mémoire et d'oubli, 1992, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Anne et Patrick Poirier

Dépot de mémoire et d'oubli, 1992

Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus

Anne et Patrick Poirier

Dépot de mémoire et d'oubli
1992



Donation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Unidentified artist, Chalice crater from Attica, 440 BC,

Unidentified artist

Chalice crater from Attica, 440 BC

Hessen Kassel Heritage – Antikensammlung Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Unidentified artist

Chalice crater from Attica
440 BC



Permanent Loan

Pablo Picasso, Mousquetaire à l'oiseau, 1971, © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Pablo Picasso

Mousquetaire à l'oiseau, 1971

Ludwig Museum for International Art in the Chinese National Museum (NAMOC)

Pablo Picasso

Mousquetaire à l'oiseau
1971



Donation

© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

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Peter and Irene Ludwig – Collect Art, Change the World

Collect art, change the world: Beginning in the 1950s, Irene (née Monheim, 1927–2010) and Peter Ludwig (1925–1996) amassed one of the most important art collections of the second half of the twentieth century

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1977: Das Ehepaar an Irene Ludwigs 50. Geburtstag. Statt August Mackes 'Im Garten', 1912, das sich als Dauerleihgabe im Museum Ludwig befindet, ziert dieses Foto die Wand im Salon der Stiftung, zu Ehren der Stifter