Museum Ludwig

The Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany is a public museum created to foster civic engagement for modern and contemporary art.

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The Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany is a public museum created to foster civic engagement for modern and contemporary art. Thanks to its unique collection and exhibition program, the Museum Ludwig has enjoyed long-standing ties with the USA. With the largest Pop Art collection outside of the United States, as well as a very large collection of contemporary US American artists, the museum has always had a special relationship with the USA.

The International Society Museum Ludwig, which launched in 2018 as an affiliation of the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig e.V., honors and furthers a tradition of exchange by helping the museum to expand its collection, supporting conservation projects and special exhibitions. Since its inception, the International Society has supported many important projects and hosted multiple events in New York.

To date projects include:

  • the restoration of Brice Marden's seminal painting "Humiliatio"
  • the ground-breaking Wade Guyton retrospective in 2019
  • the rental of Cameron Rowland's important work "Out of Sight" from 2020
  • support for the exhibition "On the Value of Time" on view until 2025

The Museum Ludwig is an actively collecting institution as well as a generator of new art. It maintains close ties to private collectors and foundations and also works closely with artists from around the world to forge new developments in contemporary culture. Generating new scholarly insights when organizing exhibitions of well-established artists or publishing catalogues raisonnés in connection with mid-career surveys of contemporary artists are among its priorities.

All donations are greatly appreciated. Full Single Membership is $5,000 and Full Family Membership is $7,500. Full membership benefits include:

  • Invitations to at least two exclusive events in New York per year
  • Invitations to private events at the Museum Ludwig
  • Unlimited free admission for you and your guests to the museum throughout the year
  • Invitations to the annual ceremony of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, followed by a gala dinner
  • Access to exclusive artist editions
  • Catalogues for special exhibitions at the Museum Ludwig
  • Free admission to 12 partner museums in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland
  • Tips and recommendations for individual trips to Europe and Germany
Cologne, Deutschland

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