Art as a Voyage of Discovery

Being passionate about art means discovering it time and time again anew. Members of the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst can look forward to a wide-ranging program: from regular guided tours of current exhibitions in the Museum Ludwig conducted by the responsible curators to studio visits, gallery tours, previews and lectures, as well as day trips to special art destinations and specially designed trips to selected art venues.

Detailed content-related information on the individual program highlights can be found on our ‘Members Only’ page.


January - March

Soirée and New Year's reception at Museum Ludwig

Gabriele Mün­ter. Paint­ing to the Point, 13. January 2019, 7:00 PM

Excursion to Düsseldorf

Harald Szeemann at the Kunsthalle, 19. January 2019, 11:00 AM


private initiative of a Cologne family, 28. January 2019, 7:00 PM

Guided Tour at the Museum Ludwig

Collection of Contemporary Art, 11. February 2019, 7:00 PM

Studio Visit in Bornheim

Manuela Leinhoß, 16. February 2019, 2:00 PM

Excursion to Viersen

Visit to the Städtische Galerie im Park and the private Peters-Messer Collection, 9. March 2019, 11:00 AM

Studio Visit in Cologne

Alicia Viebrock, 11. March 2019, 7:00 PM

Excursion to Neuss

Visit to the Langen Foundation: Burger Collection, 16. March 2019, 11:00 AM

Noon tour at the Museum Ludwig

Nil Yalter. Exile Is A Hard Job, 20. March 2019, 1:00 PM

Art in Context #39

An Examination of Modernity. The author Michael Bracewell about Richard Hamilton, 25. March 2019, 7:00 PM

April - June

25th award of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize

Jac Leirner, 9. April 2019, 6:30 PM

Presentation of the 2019 Young Acquisition at Art Cologne

Trisha Baga, 10. April 2019, 3:00 PM

Ars pro domo – Series in irregular succession

Visit to a private collection in Cologne, 4. May 2019, 3:00 PM

Noon tour at the Museum Ludwig

Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2019: Jac Leirner in the context of the contemporary collection, 8. May 2019, 1:00 PM

Art in Context #40

Art in the Age of Plutocracy. Andrea Fraser, 13. May 2019, 7:00 PM

Philippe Manoury 'Lab.Oratorium'

Final Rehearsal of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne in the Philharmonie, 18. May 2019, 10:00 AM

Evening tour at the Museum Ludwig

Nil Yalter. Exile Is A Hard Job, 20. May 2019, 7:00 PM

Preview at the Museum Ludwig

Benjamin Katz. Berlin Havelhöhe, 1960/61, 6. June 2019, 1:00 PM

Evening tour at the Museum Ludwig

Fiona Tan. GAAF, 24. June 2019, 7:00 PM

July - September

Excursion to Krefeld

Preview of the exhibition trilogy "Anders Wohnen" at Haus Lange and Haus Esters among others, 6. July 2019, 11:00 AM

Evening tour at the Museum Ludwig

25 years Wolfgang Hahn Prize, 8. July 2019, 7:00 PM

Gallery tour

in the Kölner Südstadt, 11. July 2019, 4:30 PM

October - December

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