Koblenz

Germany



Address:
Danziger Freiheit 1

56068
Phone: +49 (0) 261-30 40 412
Fax: +49 (0) 261 30 40 413
Website: http://www.ludwigmuseum.o

Ludwigmuseum Koblenz

We are not only one of the five museums in Germany that the collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig initiated and support by generous donations, permanent loans and project funds, but also, since our opening in December 1992, we define ourselves through an active dialogue in modern art with our neighbouring country, France. In addition, we undertake international exhibition projects in Koblenz.

Based on resolutions of the founding committee, which included Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Ludwig and a previous mayor of Koblenz , the art collection and the exhibition policies of the museum develop an important exchange with our neighbouring country, with France . The almost 300-year old connection of Koblenz with France , in the time of the protectorate as well as during the occupation, form a historical background that positions the museum with current starting points and questions.


Permanent Collection

The orientation of the museum to French art of the 20 th century, particularly to developments after 1945 up to the present time, is unique in Germany. The Ludwig collection and the ever-changing exhibitions stimulate a fruitful dialogue, creating and expanding relationships and subject-matter.

For us it is important to extend this uniqueness. We are a young, vital museum with the goal of presenting the art of our neighbouring country. We want to present current developments as well as the continuity and classics of the 20 th century (e.g. André Masson 1997; Jean Lurçat 2001). But we don't look only towards France, we also look to the international art scene. This often leads to reciprocal influences and artistic stimulations as, for example, in the comprehensive exhibition "Deutschland Frankreich. Dialoge der Kunst im XX. Jahrhundert". To these are added important monographic exhibitions, which either build on our collection - such as "Arman - works on paper" (2000); "Ben Vautier - Is nothingness important?" (2002); "Bernar Venet - Works from the 60's up to the 90's" (2002), – or present issues of social relevance, such as "Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly, I.N.R.I." (2000), "Lucinda Devlin: Omega Suites", (2002), or "Cultural Identity? - Beni Cohen-Or, Hegameh Mahvi, Masumi Hayashi, Qi Yang" (2002).


Exhibitions

Current exhibitions:


GAO XINGJIAN - La fin du monde
March 28 - May 27, 2007


AINO KANNISTO – EVA PERSSON – TIINA ITKONEN - Young Finnish Photography
April 29 – June 17, 2007


Previous Exhibitions

2007

LOTHAR WOLLEH
February 03 - March 18, 2007

HORST KEINING
February 03 - March 18, 2007

2006

JOSEP VALLRIBERA
February 2 – April 2, 2006

GILGIAN GELZER
March 26 - May 7, 2006

LORE BERT
May 14 - June 18, 2006

JOE STEFANELLI
Aug. 8 - October 29, 2006

HERMANN-JOSEF KUHNA
(german)
October 29 - December 3, 2006

MUSE MOZART
(german)
November 5, 2006 - January 21, 2007


FRANZISKUS WENDELS
February 5 - March 19, 2006

LIZ TAYLOR
April 5 - May 7, 2006

MARIE RAYMOND + IVES KLEIN (in german)
25.6. - 17.9.2006

IMMENDORFF & YANG (german)
Sept. 24 - November 26, 2006

JON GROOM
(german)
December 9, 2006 - January 28, 2007


2005

KLAUS KINSKI
January 9 – february 27, 2005

ROBERT SCHAD
May 1 – June 12, 2005

BRAZILIAN FACES
June 19 – July 31, 2005

DISCOVER BRAZIL
September 2– November 13 2005

DENA & FARA OSSOULI
November 26, 2005 – January 20, 2006 (only in german)

PERSONAL STRUCTURES
March 3 - April 24, 2005

AUDREY HEPBURN
May 29 – August 14, 2005

CONFLUENTES II
August 4 – 28, 2005

XENIA HAUSNER
November 20, 2005 – January 22, 2006


2004

MANMADE PLANET - WOLFGANG VOLZ
September 3 – november 7, 2004

NORBERT TADEUSZ
November 14, 2004 - Januar 2, 2005+ [ Read all ]


Forthcoming exhibitions

THOMAS NOZKOWSKI - Diary
03.06.07 - 15.07.07


IMMENDORFF - Masterclass † May, 28th 2007 in Düsseldorf
19.07.07 - 18.08.07


KEITH HARING - Life as a drawing
26.08.07 - 28.10.07


CHU TEH CHUN - In the cosmos of landscapes
04.11.07 - 15.01.08


Cost

Adults 2,50€
reduced 1,50€

Temporary exhibitions: extra fee of max. 2,50€

free entrance for children and teenagers


Opening hours

Tuesday - saturday
10h30 - 17h

Sundays and holidays
11h - 18h

Open on may 1st and on Whit monday


Getting there

Please click for a map http://www.ludwigmuseum.org/picts/b_kon_anf.jpg


Facilities

Parking possible directly at the museum
for people with special needs easy access to the museum with an elevator

The museum shop (in german) for

- editions http://www.ludwigmuseum.org/shop/buecher.htm

- art & reproductions http://www.ludwigmuseum.org/shop/kunst.htm


Museum internal and external photos (2)

Click on the images to enlarge



News and events

Alongside exhibition openings, tours open to the public and workshops focusing on special themes related to the exhibitions and the collection, the Ludwig Museum presents a series of additional events which to a certain extent take place in cooperation with other institutions. We would like to invite you to visit the Ludwig Museum also in order to take advantage of these opportunities.

Current events http://www.ludwigmuseum.org/engl/program/events.htm

current concerts http://www.ludwigmuseum.org/engl/program/concerts.htm

Past events http://www.ludwigmuseum.org/engl/program/retro.htm


Education

Museum Pedagogy

takes on the meaning in the Ludwig Museum of presenting current art as a place of marvel and learning to all interested persons, both to young people and to those who remain young at heart.

In a historical building, the Deutschherrenhaus am Deutschen Eck, upon a site steeped in history, highly diverse groups are brought closer to contemporary art as well as to first-rate temporary exhibitions in a diversified and creative manner.

The Pedagogical Section of the museum, under the direction of Ute Hofmann-Gill, offers a program that is tailored to the various temporary exhibitions and which is oriented, not just towards children and young people, but also towards adults.

An essential aspect of the pedagogical activity in the Ludwig Museum consists, not only in conveying theoretical knowledge about art and artists, but also in providing an impulse for a personal, creative encounter with art. Accordingly, the program includes rallies, workshops, courses in design, discussion sessions and, of course, traditional guided tours through the exhibitions. Included as well are mutual interminglings between art and music (with expert musical pedagogues), between dance and art, as well as between art and literature.

The school-specific offerings are oriented towards the current plan of instruction for the subject "Visual Arts."


Groups

Guided tours

Wednesday 16h
Sunday 15h

Groups upon request and prior notice, max. 25 people
Fee:
in german 33,20€
other languages 40,90€
students 10,20 € (practical work included for 20,40 €)


Schools

Offerings–

– for Kindergartens, Schools and Day-Nurseries

The Pedagogical Section of the museum develops, in response to each current exhibition in the Ludwig Museum , an attractive, age-relevant series of offerings for kindergartens, school classes, day-nursery groups or other circles of children. The events are customarily divided into two parts. The children first become familiar with selected aspects of the institution and the collection by wandering through the museum with the help of seaching-games or rallies. Afterwards, the young visitors to the museum have the opportunity of responding creatively to that which they have seen and experienced in terms of a concrete task with which they are presented.

Oriented towards the current plan of instruction for the subject "Visual Arts" and in close collaboration with the professionals who tend to the children, the contents and schedules (also outside of the regular opening times) are brought into accordance with the needs of each individual group.


Children

– Young People (outside school)

The Pedagogical Section of the museum regularly offers workshops and activities for children and young people who are enthused about art and who enjoy painting, modeling and taking photos. In vacation-workshops or in seasonally-defined activities such as those during Advent, young people have the opportunity, under qualified supervision and along with their peers, of experiencing art and discovering their own artistic capabilities.

The Wednesday Painting Workshop takes place regularly on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The participation fee is 4.50 Euros and includes materials. Supervision: Ute Hofmann-Gill.

Furthermore there is the possibility of celebrating a child's birthday in the museum. The price is 50.00 Euros for groups up to ten children and includes supervision and material.


Students

– for Students (Seminars)

As part of her instructional responsibilities at the Universität Koblenz-Landau, Department of Visual Arts, Dr. Beate Reifenscheid conducts seminars in art history at the Ludwig Museum .

Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.


Adults

Artwork of the Month

Each Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. there are guided tours that are open to the public and are free of charge, all with the theme "The Artwork of the Month."

Art Meeting - 50

On the first Thursday of the month from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Art enthusiasts get together here and enjoy a lively exchange, under the competent moderation of Rolf Ohly and Dr. Cécile Michaud, about the contents of the current exhibition or concerning selected works from the collection.


Membership

Museums Need Friends!

Play an active role in the cultural life of Coblenz ! We offer you an appropriate forum for experiencing in a compelling manner not only art but also cultural and urban history. Please lend your support to the Middle-Rhine Museum, with its close connection to the city and the surrounding region, and to the Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, which is dedicated to the contemporary art of France.

As a member, you enjoy free admission to the exhibitions and to the permanent collections of the museums. The patrons' association offers separate guided tours to its members and conducts special events such as excursions or museum festivals. Regular editions of artworks with a limited number of copies make it possible to begin a collecting activity similar to that of museums. As a friend of both museums, you make an active contribution to enriching the cultural life of the city.

If you would like to become a member, please contact the Secretarial Office directly or send us an e-mail.

http://www.ludwigmuseum.org/engl/contact/who.htm
info@ludwigmuseum.org


Venue hire

Events

Make use of the historic surroundings of the Deutschherrenhaus, situated amid a flower garden, surrounded by the ruins of the former seat of the Teutonic Order, the Trutzenburg, and the ancient wall with the large cross of the Teutonic Order!

The museum is surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle, not far from the famous monument to the Emperor Wilhelm I at the Deutsches Eck, near the Romanesque church of St. Castor and integrated into the old quarter of Coblenz . It is centrally located and has been able nonetheless to preserve a highly picturesque charm.

We offer you the possibility of planning and conducting your events, your business functions along with private parties in our Ludwig Museum - upon mutual agreement. We are experienced in organizing and carrying out all sorts of events and are quite happy to help with your questions at any time.

Children's birthday parties

How about a children's birthday party in the museum? We organize and supervise upon agreement birthday parties with friends, with the family …
Weddings

Who hasn't dreamt of a wedding in quite special surroundings? You can rent our spaces for your individually arranged wedding. Feel free to ask us!

You can inquire about rental terms in the Secretarial Office or write us an e-mail at info@ludwigmuseum.org